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July 15, 2012

Telehealth video consultations with your Perth specialist, facilitated by your GP

Under Medicare people in remote, regional and outer metropolitan areas of Australia have access to specialist video consultations. This provides many patients with easier access to specialists, without the time and expenses involved in travelling to Perth. Most doctors at the Geraldton Medical Group and University Medical Practice are able to offer this service. Patients appreciate it and seem to get a lot out of it as the practice nurse, who is present during the consultation, can clarify issues. It is a useful health service, even more so in rural and remote areas. Unfortunately, at this stage is it not possible […]
July 7, 2012

Why it is difficult to find a family doctor in Geraldton

Looking for a GP in Geraldton, WA? Here are some tips to find a doctor for you and your family. First of all: there is a serious shortage of doctors in rural and remote Western Australia, and not enough Australian doctors to fill the gaps. That’s why Australia will continue to rely on overseas trained doctors for many years to come. Unfortunately the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing has decided that Geraldton is not a ‘District of Workforce Shortage’ which makes it almost impossible for practices to recruit overseas trained doctors.If you’re unwell and don’t have a doctor yet, […]
April 16, 2012

Opportunities for GP’s and Registrars

Why do Doctors like working at the Panaceum Group? The Panaceum practices are owned and operated by local GP’s, and with the help of our awesome team we have worked very hard to make it easy for our doctors to look after their patients. As a former WAGPET training practice of the year finalist, our doctors are dedicated to provide high quality teaching to registrars, (overseas trained) doctors preparing for their exams, and medical students.  Dr Bethany Nelson (started as GP registrar at Panaceum) “I love the warm weather (…) Geraldton is the closest to Perth while still being country as we […]