[7 min read] Managing menstrual irregularities in primary care

menstrual irregularities

Menstrual irregularity in women of childbearing age is incredibly common, with a prevalence of up to 34 per cent in some areas of the world. Irregular menstruation is common in the extremes of reproductive age, i.e. at menarche and menopause; however during childbearing years, periods tend to follow a regular pattern, occurring on average every 26-29 days. Continue reading “[7 min read] Managing menstrual irregularities in primary care”

[Podcast] LED light therapy for wound care and acne | Conversations with Prof David Wilkinson

LED light therapy

Welcome to this podcast series, Conversations with Professor David Wilkinson! In this episode, Prof David Wilkinson (Chief Medical Officer, National Skin Cancer Centres) speaks with Dr Di King (Skin Cancer & Aesthetic Medicine Doctor, National Skin Cancer Centres) about the use of LED light therapy for acne and for wound healing after skin cancer surgery. Continue reading “[Podcast] LED light therapy for wound care and acne | Conversations with Prof David Wilkinson”

[3 min watch] Surgical interventions that can be managed in primary care

surgical interventions

Would you like to perform more minor surgical procedures in your practice? In this brief video, Dr Peter Grossberg looks at surgical interventions that can be used to treat a variety of conditions commonly encountered in primary care. Continue reading “[3 min watch] Surgical interventions that can be managed in primary care”

[Podcast] Managing poor staff performance | Conversations with Prof David Wilkinson

poor staff performance

Welcome to this podcast series, Conversations with Professor David Wilkinson! In this episode, Prof David Wilkinson (Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Macquarie University) speaks with Mark Lindley (Head of People & Culture at National Skin Cancer Centres) about managing poor staff performance in a medical practice. Continue reading “[Podcast] Managing poor staff performance | Conversations with Prof David Wilkinson”

[6 min read] Managing psoriasis in primary care

psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that affects up to 2% of the world’s population. Psoriasis can not only increase morbidity and mortality in patients but also impacts the quality of life. People with psoriasis have a higher risk of heart disease and metabolic syndrome. Continue reading “[6 min read] Managing psoriasis in primary care”

[5 min read] Eating to win: Sports nutrition for high performance

sports nutrition

Nutrition can make the difference between a good athlete and a great athlete. Just as a car engine needs proper fuel for optimal performance, athletes need proper nutrition to support their strength, speed, and endurance to compete at their best.

Other than consuming enough kilojoules and macronutrients, athletes may need to consider meal timing and adequate hydration status depending on their specific sports and training regimes. Whether your patient is a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, here are some basic tips to keep in mind. Continue reading “[5 min read] Eating to win: Sports nutrition for high performance”

[7 min read] STI and cervical screening in Australian general practice

cervical screening

Sexually transmitted infections

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are common, with around 16 per cent of Australians reporting having an STI at some point in their lifetime. The most common STI is chlamydia; other STIs include gonorrhoea, genital herpes (herpes simplex virus, HSV), genital warts (human papilloma virus, HPV), hepatitis B, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and syphilis. Continue reading “[7 min read] STI and cervical screening in Australian general practice”

[8 min read] Managing patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

polycystic ovary syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hyperandrogenic hormonal disorder affecting around 11 to 13 per cent of women of reproductive age in Australia. It is characterised by androgen excess, characteristically causing a polycystic appearance of the ovaries, but also manifesting as metabolic sequalae such as insulin resistance and menstrual disturbance due to anovulatory cycles, and phenotypic changes such as hirsutism. Continue reading “[8 min read] Managing patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)”

[Podcast] Integrating aesthetic services into a skin cancer practice | Conversations with Prof David Wilkinson

aesthetic services

Welcome to this podcast series, Conversations with Professor David Wilkinson! In this episode, Professor David Wilkinson (Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Macquarie University) speaks with Dr Stephen Wassall – who works as a Skin Cancer & Aesthetic Medicine Doctor in a dedicated primary care clinic in New South Wales – about his journey integrating aesthetic services into a skin cancer or primary care practice. Continue reading “[Podcast] Integrating aesthetic services into a skin cancer practice | Conversations with Prof David Wilkinson”

[2 min watch] What instruments should I use in skin cancer surgery wound closure?

skin cancer surgery

“The instruments that I would recommend for wound closure are the most basic instruments you need for closing a wound.” In this insightful video, course presenter and Skin Cancer Doctor Francis Tan gives his practical advice on the instruments and tools you need for conducting skin cancer surgery in your general practice. Continue reading “[2 min watch] What instruments should I use in skin cancer surgery wound closure?”