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Fear not - genetic research
Saturday, 01 April 2006
Palmer_Lyle_Prof_Aug05_DS.jpgThere were a number of queries regarding the proposed Joondalup Family Health Study (JFHS) raised in Medical Forum. On behalf of the JFHS team, I would like to respond to these queries....
 
Muso medicos - your orchestra awaits
Saturday, 01 April 2006
Chadwick_Lynda_Dr_Dec04_DS.jpgI wanted to pass on my thanks to the team at Medical Forum for advertising the WA Doctor's Orchestra.....
 
A laugh a minute
Wednesday, 01 March 2006
Jewell_Ron_DS.jpgI thought this patient encounter might prove amusing...
 
Kalamunda obstetrics protest
Wednesday, 01 March 2006
Ward_Olga_2_DS.jpgThere was a vision, where GPs and GP registrars could learn procedures, upskill in obstetrics, anaesthetics and surgery, and experience general practice with hospital admitting rights. Cradle to grave medicine within...
 
Support for Perth convention convenors
Thursday, 01 December 2005
Ferguson_Anne-Marie_Dec05_DS.jpgThe Bureau is keen to work with health professionals and scientists to showcase Western Australia's world renowned medical expertise...
 
Professors, mates and more
Thursday, 01 December 2005
Kamien_Max_Dr_headshot_DS.jpgTimes have changed from the days of the "God" Professor.
 
Tackling impaired doctors
Tuesday, 01 November 2005
Miller_Andrew_Dr_DS.jpgThere is a danger of over identification of impairment in colleagues, and our natural reticence to act on vague suspicion or rumour is well founded.
 
Dr complaint not followed up by Medical Board
Tuesday, 01 November 2005
The article relating to impaired doctors (October edition) and the role of the Medical Board has prompted me to share with readers my experience after making a complaint to the Board regarding another doctor.
 
Unhappy with consumer advocacy
Tuesday, 01 November 2005
I found this confrontation to be quite unacceptable. I was perhaps na?ve in expecting the advocate to have the role of an intermediary in helping communication between my patient and myself.
 
Addictive drugs - access and controls.
Tuesday, 01 November 2005
Patterson_Murray_DS.jpgIn response to Dr Colin Hughes (Medical Forum, Sept edition) the regulation of drugs of addiction, which includes opiates, has two aims - to enable ready access to these drugs for patients with genuine need and to ...
 
Rural and remote support
Tuesday, 01 November 2005
The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) is working in Western Australia on the ACRRM Professional Development Program (PDP).
 
The standard of documentation
Thursday, 01 September 2005
thumb_Ryan_Eamon_Mr_Sept_04.jpgOffice of Health Review Director Mr Eamon Ryan outlines consumer complaints regarding doctor communication, and spokespeople for surgeons and GPs respond....
 
Doctor shopping for S8 drugs
Thursday, 01 September 2005
Hughes_Colin_Dr_Sept04_DS.jpgA patient has told me the horrific story of how her drug-dependent daughter and her two friends...
 
Accountable to whom?
Monday, 01 August 2005
Green_Philip_Dr_DS.jpgThe WA Health Department has plans to publish the credentials of procedural GPs on a publicly accessible website...
 
The place for grommets
Monday, 01 August 2005
Coates_Harvey_Dr_Jul04_DS.jpgWe cannot let Dr Ian Wallman's comments against ventilation tubes (grommets)....
 
Myasthenia gravis resource
Monday, 01 August 2005
Foster_Jean_Dr_Aug05_DS.jpgDoctors may be interested to know there is a patient support group in WA for people with Myasthenia Gravis.
 
The human side of organ donation
Monday, 01 August 2005
My son Michael (Mick) J Axford died around Christmas 2004 of an intra-cerebral haemorrhage and his organs were donated.
 
Herpes screening... yay or nay?
Friday, 01 July 2005
Marshall_Lewis_Dr_DS.jpgI have some concerns about the recommendation to ensure serological testing is a part of STD screening and would like to propose an alternative view.
 
Pregnancy termination, FPWA and others...
Friday, 01 July 2005
Last year FPWA provided 16,253 consultations. Around 9% of clinic consultations resulted in a referral. Of this 9% of overall referrals, less than a third were for termination of pregnancy....
 
Doctors and pregnancy termination
Friday, 01 July 2005
Cooney_Angela_Dr_DS.jpgMy solution is simple. I suggest that non-referring doctors put a sign at their front desk, to save women (and doctors) the pain and distress that can otherwise occur.
 
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