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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. Continue reading “[5 min read] Treating varicose veins in primary care with sclerotherapy”
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. Continue reading “[WEBINAR] Medical Nutrition Management with Prof Liz Isenring, Bond University”
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 marketing problems that GPs can encounter when starting out.
We talked to Jonathan Carroll from Aesthetic Business Results about three problems GPs face when adding or expanding aesthetic treatments in their practice.
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.
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. Here are six widespread beliefs about the diet-skin link. Continue reading “[5 min read] 6 myths your patients may believe about the diet-skin link”
Endometriosis is a progressive, chronic disorder that occurs when tissue similar to the uterine lining grows in areas it shouldn’t, such as the fallopian tubes and ovaries. This tissue can cause inflammation, pain and scarring. While there is no cure, an intrauterine device (IUD) can help patients manage symptoms. Continue reading “[10 min read] The IUD for endometriosis”
Obesity rates in Australia are high with nearly two thirds of adults being classified as obese. Obesity is associated with several comorbidities including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnoea, and osteoarthritis, and is consequently linked with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, cancer, functional impairment, and premature death. Continue reading “[11 min read] Managing bariatric surgery patients in primary care”
Can you adequately manage the particular nutrition needs of your elderly patients? Although nutrition is important throughout the life span, it is especially foundational for healthy ageing. The consequences of inadequate nutrition in ageing patients include decreased immune function, poor skin integrity, and loss of independence. Continue reading “[6 min read] Managing the nutrition needs of elderly patients in primary care”
Rosacea affects around 415 million people worldwide, and is particularly common in women over 30. As a primary care physician, how much do you know about the pathophysiology and presentation of this skin condition? Continue reading “[8 min read] Rosacea: Pathophysiology and presentation”
Need a refresher on Medicare? In this webinar, National Skin Cancer Centres’ Chief Operating Officer Matt Woollard provides an update for GPs on Medicare basics and skin cancer medicine.
Matt speaks about item numbers for consultations and procedures, as well as how to bill results, abnormal aftercare, lesion removals and biopsies, including the difference between a biopsy and an excisional biopsy. Continue reading “[WEBINAR] Need a refresher on Medicare?”