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October 30, 2015

Movember

    During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in Australia and around the world. The aim of which is to raise awareness for men’s health.  Did you know? Men have the second highest incidence of illness in Australia, after Aboriginal people Each hour, five men die from conditions that are potentially preventable Men live on average six years less than women. More than 48,000 Australian men a year succumb to diseases that may have been prevented by a simple trip to the doctor Men’s conditions are often complicated by the fact that […]
November 18, 2013

Why is there a gap fee? (Video)

 
July 18, 2013

Family Doctor Week 2013: support your local GP

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!  
July 15, 2013

Family Doctor Week 2013 (VIDEO)

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
July 5, 2013

Ask for help (VIDEO)

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  
February 21, 2013

Why do I need to see a GP for a referral?

Dr Murray James-Wallace is a procedural GP and principal at the Panaceum Group. “Can anyone tell me why we need to see a GP every year to get referrals for ongoing medical issues? … It just seems wrong needing a new referral when we have to see specialists regularly for monitoring of chronic conditions.” This is a great question frequently borne from frustration and not a topic briefly or easily well explained. I hope you’re able to discuss these queries with your GP. The referral system is an entrenched part of our healthcare system. One does not actually need a […]