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[5 min read] Treating varicose veins in primary care with sclerotherapy

varicose veins

Varicose veins are common among Australian women, especially affecting the elderly and pregnant populations. However, the condition is also often seen in men, with up to 30 per cent of Australian men suffering from varicose veins in their lifetime.

[WEBINAR] Medical Nutrition Management with Prof Liz Isenring, Bond University

medical nutrition management webinar

Professor Liz Isenring, Head of Bond University’s Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice program, discusses why Medical Nutrition Management is the must-know information for GPs wanting to address underlying conditions and work towards solutions that will improve patient outcomes.

[7 min read] 3 marketing problems GPs face starting out in aesthetics

aesthetics

Due to the popularity and expanding growth of cosmetic procedures in Australia, many medical practices are venturing into aesthetics to meet the rising patient demand in cosmetic injectables and other skin repair and rejuvenation services. For many, this is the beginning of a positive experience which produces growth in non-Medicare revenue. However, there are some […]

[3 min read] Non-surgical treatment for gummy smile

gummy smile

Patients who have a ‘gummy smile’ – a smile that shows a large portion of their gums whenever they talk, smile or laugh – often report that they hold back from expressing themselves because they feel self-conscious about showing too much of their gums. There is, however, a quick and effective procedure that can correct […]

[3 min read] Does physician attire affect patient experience?

physician attire

Does physician attire affect patient experience? Studies have proven that improving the patient experience leads to higher patient satisfaction, increased adherence to treatment and clinical outcomes. Whether a physician’s attire can affect the patient experience is unknown, so a study examined patient perceptions, expectations and preferences regarding physicians’ dress.

[8 min read] Eating disorders: Changes to the MBS and GP care

eating disorder

Each year, one in five Australians adults experience a mental health disorder. In 2011, mental illness and substance use disorders accounted for 12.1 per cent of our national total disease burden – the third highest group of diseases behind cancer and cardiovascular disease. It is difficult to quantify the contribution of eating disorders to these […]

[6 min read] How time spent applying sunscreen affects your patients’ skin

sunscreen

Sunscreen is a vital part of everyday skin care for Australians. The nation has the world’s highest rate of skin cancer, with around 800,000 diagnoses every year, and the vast majority of these skin cancers are caused by unprotected exposure to the sun’s UV radiation. UV is also responsible for premature ageing of the skin, […]

[4 min read] Do you know the symptoms of pregnancy dermatoses?

pregnancy dermatoses

Do you know how to recognise symptoms of pregnancy dermatoses? The specific dermatoses of pregnancy are a rare group of skin diseases specifically related to pregnancy. During pregnancy, every organ is adapting in order to accept another human body. The main changes occur in the endocrine, immune, metabolic, and vascular systems. The skin is no […]

[5 min read] Doctors untrained in managing obesity and patient nutrition

obesity

A lack of education in medical nutrition management is leaving new doctors unprepared for addressing Australia’s growing obesity crisis. An international study led by a Queensland scientist has found that graduate doctors are entering the workforce under-equipped to tackle Australia’s biggest health issue.

[5 min read] 6 myths your patients may believe about the diet-skin link

myths

Skin-related concerns make up 11.5 per cent of GP consultations. Many patients believe popular myths about skincare, especially in relation to how their diet can affect their skin. These patients often follow home remedies that do little to solve their skin problems, and it is sometimes the GP’s role to intervene and debunk patients’ misconceptions. […]

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