Dr Atkins is a general practitioner and director of the Brooke Street Medical Centre in Woodend. He is involved in all areas of health care including acute and emergency care, paediatrics, aged care, adult health and chronic disease management.
As a director, Dr Atkins is involved in overseeing practice management. Dr Atkins is also a qualified lawyer and practices in the area of health law and occasionally tutors medical students at the Monash Rural Medical School in Bendigo.
Currently Chair of New Aged Care Pty Ltd, and previous board positions include Chair of the VMO Group, Kyneton Health and Chair of Central Highlands General Practitioner Network.