We invite you to ask questions about eg your medications or condition when you come to see us. If you’re not sure what questions to ask, there is a great tool available, designed by the independent NPS MedicineWise organisation. The tool helps you to build your own list of questions. You can then print it and take it to your doctor’s appointment. Click here to read more.
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 […]