Follow the red carpet to FOAM4GP!

Welcome! I assume you are new, perhaps logging on from our nation’s great RACGP national conference in Melbourne 2015. Come in, sit down. Let me show you around! Firstly, you may have noticed there was no admission fee. Pretty exciting huh! Also, there is no one selling you something, telling you to prescribe something, or…

FOAM4GP Map – Do dizzy patients make your head spin?

image credit: Jun07DSC_0212 via free images (license) Patients presenting to General Practice with dizziness are a significant challenge. Dizziness incorporates a wide range of possible causes varying from completely benign to instantaneously life threatening. Appropriate workup involves comprehensive history taking and examination skills followed by judicious use of appropriate investigations. While a large proportion of…

FOAM4GP Map – Better referral letters – “Dear Neurologist, please see John ? head”

“Dear Neurologist, please see John ?head. Sincerely, Dr AB.” Referral letters are the way in which we can correspond our clinical information to our specialist colleagues. It is critically important and also reflects upon you as a clinician as to your medical skill and ability to be succinct. It has been pointed out many times…

FOAM4GP Map – Prostate screening. “What do you suggest doc?”

Prostate screening is a complicated mix of opinions, evidence, emotions, and controversy. There are many stakeholders interested in appropriate prostate screening and it is a question we as Australian GPs get asked regularly about. So what do you do? What should you do? And what do you use to help make the decision with your…