Published: Mon, 14 Aug 2006 12:00:00 +10002012-10-14T11:09:40Copyright: The Royal Australian College Of General Practitioners
Sun, 01 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +10:00Dr Amy Pennay, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, Turning Point, discusses some of the reasons why alcohol is such a popular and valued commodity in Australia, as well as some of the common problems caused by alcohol.
Thu, 01 May 2014 00:00:00 +10:00Dr Penny Abbott, Senior Lecturer with the Department of General Practice at the University of Western Sydney, discusses the needs, motivators and barriers of GP supervisors when using and participating in research.
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +11:00Professor Anne Buist, Director of Women's Mental Health at the University of Melbourne, Austin Health and Northpark hospital discusses perinatal mental health with a particular focus on managing medications in general practice
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +11:00Professor Frank Oberklaid, Director of the Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, talks about the role of the GP in assessment of the child who is having difficulties at school.
Sat, 01 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +11:00Professor Roy Beran discusses the diagnosis and management of chronic headaches, including issues regarding definition of headaches, recognition of secondary headaches and the use of the ‘continuum of headache’ model.
Sat, 01 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +11:00Dr Meng Tan introduces current issues in the diagnosis and management of adult epilepsy, including classification of epileptic seizures and the role of general practitioners in management of this condition.
Sun, 01 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +11:00Professor Mark Harris discusses the increasing problem of multimorbidity and possible approaches to better managing these patients in general practice
Sun, 01 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +11:00Professor Jenny Doust introduces the concept of overdiagnosis and describes the various ways this is occurring in general practice and the potential harms associated
Sun, 01 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +11:00Dr Patrick Byrnes talks about resource allocation in general practice outlining potential sources of time waste and some practical suggestions for achieving optimal outcomes for our effort
Fri, 01 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +11:00Professor Graeme Jones discusses the epidemiology, pathophysiology and management of osteoarthritis, including current and potential future treatment options.
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +10:00Dr Alberta Hoi considers systemic lupus erythematosus including the variety of presentations, diagnosis and management options
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +10:00Dr Dipti Talaulikar discusses multiple myeloma including when to consider the diagnosis, and management options
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +10:00Philip Mitchell discusses the diagnosis and management of bipolar disorder
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +10:00Michael Gordon reviews the side effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in adolescents
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +10:00Associate Professor Darryl Wade talks about early response to psychological trauma and what GPs can do.
Thu, 01 Aug 2013 00:00:00 +10:00Professor John Dixon discusses the management of obesity in general practice including first line lifestyle interventions and more intensive treatment strategies.
Thu, 01 Aug 2013 00:00:00 +10:00Professor Mark Harris discusses the Metabolic Syndrome including how and why to make the diagnosis and principles of management in general practice.
Thu, 01 Aug 2013 00:00:00 +10:00Dr Alison Nankervis helps us negotiate the confusion around the diagnosis and management Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
Mon, 01 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +10:00Dr Benjamin Cowie discusses the epidemiology, natural history and management of hepatitis B infection, including screening tests, public health issues and current treatment options.
Mon, 01 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +10:00Dr Sally Bell discusses the problem of hepatitis C infection in Australia, including epidemiology, natural history, co-morbidities and current treatment options
Mon, 01 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +10:00Dr Louise Stone discusses her research article in the July issue of AFP on GP management of patients with medically unexplained symptoms.
Sat, 01 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +10:00Mr Neil Wright, a vascular surgeon, discusses the varicose veins assessment and management options.
Sat, 01 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +10:00Mr Jason Chuen, a vascular surgeon, discusses aneurysms with a focus on abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Sat, 01 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +10:00Dr Annabelle Hocking, a GP researcher, discusses factors associated with patients being unaware of their chronic disease.
Wed, 01 May 2013 00:00:00 +10:00Professor Terry Bolin discusses wind problems in the bowels, including causes, differential diagnoses, investigations, management and more.
Wed, 01 May 2013 00:00:00 +10:00Mr David Johnson discusses his recent study on the views of older people with mild cognitive impairment on their driving ability.
Wed, 01 May 2013 00:00:00 +10:00Dr Linda Berends considers a range of evidence based strategies within primary health care to effectively minimise patient harm from alcohol and drug usage.
Wed, 01 May 2013 00:00:00 +10:00Associate Professor Wijesinha provides a wide ranging and comprehensive discussion on the presentation, investigation and management of common male reproductive problems including erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation and more.
Mon, 01 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +11:00Associate Professor Justin Paoloni discusses tendon injuries and provides some very practical tips for assessing and managing these problems in general practice.
Mon, 01 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +11:00Dr Kristy Sanderson discusses the concept of Presenteeism, its potential health implications and the role of the GP in its detection and management.
Mon, 01 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +11:00Dr Peter Fenner discusses an approach to returning to work after injury and some strategies to optimise recovery for our patients.
Mon, 01 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +11:00Dr Deborah Askew provides some insights from her research into workplace bullying and looks at how this applies to the general practice as a workplace
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +11:00Dr Simon Holliday discusses chronic non malignant pain and opioid use.
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +11:00Dr Milana Votrubec discusses neuropathic pain and its management.
Fri, 01 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +11:00Paul Glasziou discusses a new series on non-drug interventions
Fri, 01 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +11:00William Smith discusses drug allergies, side effects and intolerances
Fri, 01 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +11:00Dr Catherine Lucas discusses the place of therapeutic drug monitoring.
Sat, 01 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +11:00Dr Nicholas Waldron discussed falls management in the elderly.
Sat, 01 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +11:00Professor Dimity Pond discusses dementia management in general practice.
Sat, 01 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +11:00Associate Professor Sarah Hilmer on the rational use of medications in the elderly.
Thu, 01 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +11:00Professor Matthew Peters discusses a range of options that have been raised for a ‘tobacco endgame.’
Thu, 01 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +11:00Dr Ryan Hoy discusses the range of causes and presentations of respiratory presentations related to occupation and environmental exposures.
Thu, 01 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +11:00Dr Graeme Maguire discusses bronchiectasis including issues around diagnosis and management
Thu, 01 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +11:00Christine McDonald discusses the answer to the question ‘Is it okay for me to…?’ when patients with chronic lung disease ask about travel and recreational activities
Thu, 01 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +11:00Adeline Lee discusses research into women survivors of child abuse thoughts on being asked about their experiences by GPs.
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +10:00Dr Louise Stone discusses diagnosis and uncertainty in the GP consultation including understanding the patient’s unique experience of illness and their psychosocial context.
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +10:00Dr Kate Stern discusses assisted reproductive technology focussing on important points for general practitioners as well as bringing us up to date with recent developments, particularly in the area of fertility preservation.
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +10:00Professor Jenny Doust guides us through her recent research study comparing management of cardiovascular risk using individual risk factors compared to the absolute cardiovascular risk approach.
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +10:00Dr Katrina Allen shares her experiences with contraceptive management particularly in young women, with a focus on long-acting reversible contraceptive methods and some practical suggestions for managing commonly encountered issues.
Sat, 01 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +10:00Associate Professor David Pierce discusses the evidence base for Problem solving therapy and its use in the general practice setting
Sat, 01 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +10:00Dr Maarit Harden discusses CBT, including her experiences with incorporating it into general practice consultations.
Wed, 01 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +10:00Dr Kirsten Campbell discusses the evaluation and management of thyrotoxicosis
Wed, 01 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +10:00Dr Michelle So discusses the aetiology, clinical features, investigation and management of hypothyroidism
Wed, 01 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +10:00Dr Kiernan Hughes discusses the causes, investigation and management of goitre in the general practice setting
Wed, 01 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +10:00Dr Simon Forehan discusses the detection and management of thyroid conditions in pregnancy
Sun, 01 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +10:00Dr Cliff Rosendahl discusses the importance of dermatoscopy and outlines an approach that GPs can use to enhance their practice centred on the concepts of 'Chaos and Clues'
Sun, 01 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +10:00Dr Philip Clarke discusses the treatment options for nonmelanoma skin cancers.
Sun, 01 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +10:00Prof John Thompson discusses melanoma management.
Fri, 01 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +10:00Professor Rod Sinclair discusses 'skin checks' what are the recommendations? How might you do it? How can you classify what you find? and much more
Fri, 01 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +10:00Professor Hugh Grantham discusses the key messages from the latest Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines on basic and advanced life support.
Fri, 01 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +10:00Professor Simon Brown discusses the recognition, assessment and evidence based management of anaphylaxis in the general practice setting.
Fri, 01 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +10:00Dr Sarah Skinner outlines a structured approach to interpretation of common emergency X-rays.
Tue, 01 May 2012 00:00:00 +10:00Associate Professor Katie Allen is a paediatric gastroenterologist and allergist who discusses reflux in the infant and the role of cows milk protein allergy
Tue, 01 May 2012 00:00:00 +10:00Dr Michael Fasher is a GP who discusses the '6 week check' - suggesting an approach and some common issues
Sun, 01 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +11:00Helen Ackland, Trauma Research Fellow at the National Trauma Research Institute and the Alfed and Doctoral Candidate at the Critical Care Research Division of Monash University's School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine talks about Cervical Spine Injury in primary care
Sun, 01 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +11:00Shane Brun, Associate professor of Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine at the clinical skills unit of the School of Medicine and Dentistry at James Cook University talks about the management of acute shoulder injuries in general practice.
Sun, 01 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +11:00Mr Anthony Lynham, a consultant and maxillofacial surgeon at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital talks about Maxillofacial trauma.
Thu, 01 Mar 2012 00:00:00 +11:00Gillian Eastgate is a GP and researcher who discusses her research interviewing the family members of, and support workers for people with, an intellectual disability on their intellectual disability and sexuality. It is a companion to her research published (and accompanying podcast) in April 2011 interviewing women with an intellectual disability and their views on sexuality.
Thu, 01 Mar 2012 00:00:00 +11:00Dr Dan Ewald is a GP and public health physician from the NSW who discusses osteoporosis prevention and detection in general practice, telling us what the evidence shows and reminding us of the importance of sorting the evidence from the hype.
Wed, 01 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +11:00Dr Pat Byrnes is an experienced GP, supervisor and educator. His focus article in the January–February 2012 issue of AFP considers issues of patient safety when trainees are seeing the patient. The article provides both background theory and practical ideas about how to detect ‘unconscious incompetence’. The podcast interview particularly focuses on the practical aspects of methods to assist to ascertain what is happening behind the consulting room door.
Wed, 01 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +11:00Dr Kerry Hancock is an Adelaide GP and Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide. Her article, in the research section of the January-February 2012 AFP, titled ‘Microbiological contamination of spirometers – an exploratory study in general practice’ reports on research they have done locally testing spirometers. The results provide directions for future research, and she provides some useful advice for all practices with spirometers
Wed, 01 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +11:00Dr James Best is an experienced GP teacher, who was awarded RACGP supervisor of the year in 2010, who provides an insight into why he teachings and tips for preparing to teach and implementing in the diverse general practice day.
Thu, 01 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +11:00Dr Benjamin K-T Tsang discusses the role of the GP in the diagnosis and management of MS
Thu, 01 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +11:00Dr Matthew Kiernan discusses the role of the GP in the diagnosis and management of motor neurone disease
Thu, 01 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +11:00Dr Lyndal Trevena discusses the role of the GP in the diagnosis and management of traumatic brain injury
Tue, 01 Nov 2011 00:00:00 +11:00Dr Katy Jones, former Senior Research Fellow at Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre weighs the evidence for a link between benzodiazepines and aggression.
Tue, 01 Nov 2011 00:00:00 +11:00Associate Professor Moira Sim, head of the school of medical sciences, director of the systems and intervention research centre for health at Edith Cowan University, clinical associate professor at the university of western Australia and a practising GP talks about the prevention and management of aggressive behaviour in general practice.
Tue, 01 Nov 2011 00:00:00 +11:00Associate Professor Kelsey Hegarty from the Department of General Practice at the Univesity of Melbourne talks about intimate partner violence and the important role GPs have in detection and management.
Sat, 01 Oct 2011 00:00:00 +10:00Mr Simon Bariol talks about the role of the GP in assessing and managing urinary stone disease
Thu, 01 Sep 2011 00:00:00 +10:00Emeritus Professor Bruce Tonge and Dr Avril Brereton discuss autism spectrum disorders and the role of the general practitioner in detection and management.
Thu, 01 Sep 2011 00:00:00 +10:00Dr Lisa Amir discusses breast feeding and medications. She discusses where to find evidence about medicines and breastfeeding, some general principles and also some common clinical scenarios
Mon, 01 Aug 2011 00:00:00 +10:00Dr Apo Demirkol talks about the role of the GP in detecting, assessing and managing problem drinking
Mon, 01 Aug 2011 00:00:00 +10:00Amy Pennay talks about the importance of acknowledging the social, cultural and economic drivers of risky drinking in young people and outlines a comprehensive strategy for addressing risky drinking in youg people by general practitioners
Fri, 01 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +10:00Dr Philip Clarke talks about the very common skin condition of psoriasis – considering issues in diagnosis and management with a focus on general practice
Fri, 01 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +10:00Dr Paul Grinzi discusses common hair and nail problems that are seen in general practice and provides an approach to those
Fri, 01 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +10:00Dr Nathan Neilson has been involved in some research looking at the prevalence of non diabetic retinal pathology when screening for diabetic retinopathy in general practice and discusses what this might mean for general practice.
Wed, 01 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +10:00Julia Reynolds discusses the diverse range of online resources and management tools for anxiety and depression offered by Australian providers and the ways in which general practitioners can assist their patients to access these resources
Wed, 01 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +10:00Professor Michael Kyrios discusses the diagnosis, assessment and management of anxiety disorders in the general practice setting.
Wed, 01 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +10:00Professor Dan Lubman discusses how the general practitioner can provide effective support for patients with co-occurring borderline personality disorder and substance use disorder, including approaches to assessment and treatment, the therapeutic relationship, referral pathways and managing risk and chronic suicidality
Wed, 01 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +10:00Dr Siva Bala discusses risk assessment of patients with possible mental disorders and provides suggestions regarding measures that may be undertaken to manage risk in psychiatric emergencies
Sun, 01 May 2011 00:00:00 +10:00Faline Howes as a GP and researcher who discusses her research into what GPs think is needed to help improve the systematic management of hypertension
Sun, 01 May 2011 00:00:00 +10:00Professor Sue Davis discusses issues around sex and the perimenopause. She provides a structure for considering the causes, information on assessment and a summary of some of the key elements in management
Sun, 01 May 2011 00:00:00 +10:00A/Prof David Pierce is a GP who has done some research showing that experienced GPs are able to integrate structured problem solving psychological therapies into their consultations with depressed patients after training without increasing the duration of the consultation
Sun, 01 May 2011 00:00:00 +10:00Dr Emma Warnecke discusses what we know about the evidence for non prescription options for symptom management in the menopause. She also reminds us of the opportunities for identification and management of risk factors at this time
Sun, 01 May 2011 00:00:00 +10:00Dr Sue Reddish is a GP who discusses how she approaches the assessment of a women in menopausal transition
Fri, 01 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +11:00Dr Jane Tracy discusses in detail the health care of a person with Down Syndrome including the importance of considering preventive health issues, as well as conditions more prevalent in people with Down syndrome. Tips for communication and useful resources are also considered
Fri, 01 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +11:00Professor Dinah Reddihough discusses cerebral palsy in childhood, including the range of conditions it can include and provides a structure for management. She also discusses what GPs should consider in an undifferentiated presentation of a child with cerebral palsy
Fri, 01 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +11:00Dr Gillian Eastgate discusses two articles looking at the issues of intellectual disability and sexual health. The research article explores the understanding of sexual relationships, education and abuse amongst women with an intellectual disability. The focus article then considers the clinical issues in the area for GPs
Tue, 01 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +11:00Dr Chris Harrison discusses research that considers gaps in the general practice workforce. It considers the impact of issues like the age and sex of the population and how much time they spend with the GP, changes in the population, where people live and where GPs work to provide some information about what might be the general practice workforce needs in 2020
Tue, 01 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +11:00Dr Paul Johanson discusses the Majellan Model, which is where a private general practice has worked with the local indigenous community to improve access to general practice. He describes how it was developed and the positives for all participants, as well as some challenges