Opening Times

You can contact the Practice between the hours of 8.30 am - 6.00 pm Monday to Friday.

To make an appointment call 01556 505900.


Castle Douglas Medical Group
2 Garden Hill Road
Castle Douglas

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About Us

We aim to provide a caring, efficient and friendly practice that works with our patients to ensure a quality service that meets your needs.

We are a modern, family friendly five partner training practice with an excellent multi-disciplinary team based in an impressive purpose built surgery on the outskirts of Castle Douglas.

There is ample parking with spaces for the disabled adjacent to the rear entrance.

There is a an onsite pharmacy and we work closely with other health care professionals including:

District Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Mental Health Nurses, Dentists, Podiatrists, Speech Therapists, Social Services and local Health Services Management

Helping Yourself

Do you need counselling, mediation or family support?

Dumfries & Galloway Relationship's Scotland offers services throughout the region on:

  • Relationships counselling
  • Sexual relationships therapy
  • Family mediation
  • Child Contact

If you think this might be helpful to you contact them by:


Telephone: 01387 251545


Post:  Relationships Scotland D&G

Mount St Michael

Craigs Road

Dumfries DG1 4UT



Dr Jim Duck

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the sudden death of Dr Jim Duck. As well as losing an outstanding physician, we also mourn the loss of a dear friend. Jim’s commitment, compassion, knowledge, skills and empathy placed him at the highest level in the medical profession. Our deepest sympathy is extended to Judi, Colin, Jennie, Briony and their families. A Book of Condolence is available at our Reception desk and donations in memory of Jim to Vine Trust and Positive Action in Housing can still be made at Bendalls.


Dr Angus MacGregor

Dr Angus MacGregor has left the practice after seven years as a partner. Angus had been working for one day a week in Intensive Care at DGRI which led him to realise this is what he would like to do.


New Partner at CDMG

For those of you whom I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting thus far, I am Dr Gillian White, your new GP partner at the practice. I shall be found in the spectacularly yellow consulting room that was once the domain of Dr Angus MacGregor. I am still very new and adjusting slowly to a change of practice and routine but so far so good! I completed my degree in 2010 at Glasgow University and returned to Dumfries to complete my foundation training and subsequently decided to remain in Dumfries and Galloway to train as a GP. I have recently completed my training under the watchful and encouraging eye of Dr Van Zanten’s husband, Dr Nick Brown, in Lochmaben. Becoming a GP has always been my aim — it lends itself to my nature and offers me the variety that I desire in work and life! Just starting out in my career my interests are very varied, I have a lot to learn about General Practice and I believe CDMG will be the place to do it. I am relatively local having been born and raised in the Gretna/Annan area and, despite the pull of the central belt, returning home has been the best family and career move my husband and I could have made. We now live in Dumfries with our almost two year old son Blair. Motherhood has been my biggest challenge and is an endless source of fun and fatigue! My other interest in life, aside from my family, is EXERCISE. This is my medicine and I woulencourage everyone to take a regular dose! Prevention is better than cure after all. I am a firm believer in everything in moderation and will admit I exercise to account for my love of good food and wine! I knew after my first visit to the surgery, when considering the position, that this was the place and team for me. The practice comes with a very good reputation and I am honoured to have been offered the position. I hope I can offer you a friendly face, listening ear an honest opinion and advice you can rely on.



We hope you enjoy our latest newsletter.  Copies are available at the surgery and local pharmacies.

If you have any suggestions for the next newsletter, please let us know either by telephone on 01556 505900 or email


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Keeping Appointments - We need your help!

It is everyones responsibility to inform the surgery or hospital if they are not able to keep an appointment.


Contacting the Practice

Can we please request that patients or carers avoid telephoning the surgery between 8.30 am - 9 am and 5 pm - 6 pm for non urgent enquiries.

If you have difficulty getting through at any other time, please let us know.  You can email us if you prefer to order prescriptions and enquire about results if that is more convenient for you on

Your co-operation is appreciated and please feel free to make suggestions to improve communication.

Liquid Nitrogen Clinics

Freezing of warts can be carried out a our Liquid Nitrogen Clinic.


Customer Care at CDMG

Our motto is:

"to be treated with and to treat others with respect at all times"

Unfortunately due to recent incidents involving a very small minority of patients registered with the Practice, there is a need to raise awareness of this subject.

The Practice team appreciate how difficult it can be sometimes for patients and the following guidance is given to them to help patients:

  • Provide an explanation about why they are asking questions
  • Importance of determining symptoms to assist with clarifying needs and expectations
  • Stress the importance of patient safety by always checking if not sure, e.g. medication
  • Prompt answering of phone pre-empt emergency calls and anxious callers
  • Consider patient anxiety/nervousness
  • Consider how long it has taken someone to call/attend and perhaps how they are feeling

We hope you will find this information helpful and recall this when dealing with any member of our team in a respectful manner to prevent any unnecessary upset.

Non NHS Requests

On occasions we are asked to undertake non NHS treatment or administrative work. There is a charge for this service as this involves additional work for the doctor and administrative team.


Do You Need A Housecall?

The Practice has seen a rise in its workload including the amount of housecall requests from patients. This has therefore impacted on how the practice functions. If you feel you need to see a doctor and are unable to attend the surgery, a member of our admin team will take your details and one of the doctors will call you back to assess your condition before deciding on a home visit. We hope that this will assist us in dealing with the demand for services and make best use of the doctors' time.


Minor Injuries Unit at Castle Douglas Hospital



If you disagree with the way your GP wants to treat you, or you are unhappy about the service provided by your GP surgery, tell them openly.

However, if you feel unable to do so or you are unhappy with the response you receive, you may wish to make a complaint.

All GP surgeries should have a written complaints procedure and you will find this at reception or on the practice website.

As a first step, speak to the practice manager. You can complain to the practice verbally or in writing.

If this does not resolve the problem, or you would rather not raise the issue directly with the practice, you can complain to the Health Board via the Complaints Department.

Please contact Mr Campbell Watt, Practice Manager by telephone on 01556 505990 or in writing.


Online Prescriptions

We are now able to offer an online prescription ordering service.  To sign up for this, please contact reception with proof of identification. A member of the team will explain to you how the service works and provide you with a registration letter which will contain your unique access code. You will then be able to log on and order medication which is on your repeat prescription list.

Team News

Who are the New Team Members?

Debbie McCoskry, Sarah Mitchell and Megan McCleary. We are delighted to have three new members join our admin team. Debbie brings with her a wealth of experience from Gillbrae Medical Practice in Dumfries. Sarah previously worked as a health care assistant at Kirkcudbright Hospital but has previous reception experience with Gillespie, Gifford and Brown. Megan is taking up her first NHS post, having previously worked in Burford Antiques. All are fitting in very well and Sarah and Megan are looking forward to attending a New Medical Receptionist course in September.