Travel Medicine for the Pregnant Patient

Originally posted on Bits & Bumps:
On this episode of the podcast we are joined by Dr Wendy Sexton to talk about travel medicine for the pregnant patient.  Take home messages: The best time to travel is in the second trimester, but be sure to advise patients about the clinical and financial risks in case…

GPs Down Under

Originally posted on drjustincoleman:
Pic by Doc Paul I GPDU; do U? If that sentence makes any sense, you’re probably already a member of the Facebook group GPs Down Under. And a good interpreter of poor syntax. It’s the only phrase I’ve ever written which has been turned into a badge, useful for starting conversations…

MBS Update: HbA1c for Diagnosis of Diabetes

Well there’s nothing like a bit of gentle peer pressure to generate some new FOAM content! Victorian GP, Dr David Corbet, recently tweeted about the new changes to HbA1c testing in the MBS criteria. A brief Twitter conversation followed and as a result, David has not only produced a handy summary about the use of HbA1c,…

Chronic Heart Failure

I was scheduled to give a tutorial to our clinic’s registrars recently and was requested to talk about chronic heart failure. Uh-oh… didn’t they realise that internal medicine is NOT my forte?? Unfortunately I couldn’t talk them into a gynaecology topic, so CHF it was. But the beauty of teaching is that you always learn…

Exam Tips For RACGP Trainees

There’s been a bit of discussion in the twittersphere recently about an online sharing of study resources and tips for exam candidates under the hashtag #GPexams13. What a brilliant idea! As someone who has recently sat and passed my RACGP exams, I thought I’d share my experiences and give you my top tips to make…