FOAM4GP Debate: Diet pills, Mel vs. Gerry

Welcome to the first ever FOAM4GP debate! We hope to make this an ongoing series of short, sharp debates between practicing GPs on current topics and controversies in modern Aussie GP practice. This Combatants: Dr Gerry Considine (@ruralflyingdoc) and Dr Melanie Clothier (@drmelclothier). The proposition:  Diet pills (duromine) always cause more harm than good – we…

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Originally posted on GreenGP:
Should GPs bother asking patients about lifestyle factors? I was talking with GP registrar extraodinaire, Dr. Gerry Considine recently about how I felt that some of our attempts at preventive health in consultations can seem quite ineffectual for patients – like we are just going through the motions.  A few examples included…