Your family doctor (or GP) is central to your care. Family doctors want to give you high quality care throughout your life! Providing quality patient care has become difficult in recent years. The current fee structure puts considerable pressure on patients and GP practices. The government will not increase the Medicare rebate this year. Support your family doctor by speaking to your local federal member of parliament!
Family Doctor Week highlights the role played by general practitioners (GPs), also known as family doctors, in delivering high quality health care in local communities all around Australia. It is also an important reminder to the community of the importance of having a family doctor. This year, Family Doctor Week runs from Monday 15 July to Sunday 21 July 2013. For more information: click here
If you feel stressed, worried, down, depressed, lonely, anxious or otherwise not well: ask for help. Your GP has seen it all before & can help you feel better again. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAgI-iS_8xc
This letter has previously been published in the Midwest Times. I was bitterly disappointed to read Geraldton MLA Ian Blayney has pulled away from his pre-election undertaking to resolve our appallingly inadequate public hospital here in Geraldton in the first term of the present government. (Midwest Times April 18.) It is easy to play the blame game and point the finger at the Federal Government for the lack of funding, especially when Nicola Roxon, former Federal Health Minister, assured me four years ago at a public meeting at the hospital that she was acutely aware of the problem and something would be […]
Dr Irwin Lim is a Sydney-based rheumatologist. He blogs at BJC health. Follow Dr Lim on Twitter I was asked by Edwin Kruys to guest post for the Panaceum Blog months ago. I was looking forward to it but have been procrastinating due to time pressures and being uncertain at how to pitch the post given the different audience. Then I started to contemplate a pseudo-panacea for rheumatic diseases. Panacea = A Remedy for all illnesses & difficulties As this does not exist in rheumatology, I shifted my focus to what I would nominate as the No.1 advance in my rheumatology practice in […]