3 things to do this weekend

Happy weekend!

3 things for you:

Firstly, if you’re in the best city in the best country in the world; Adelaide, Australia, Dr Nick Tellis will be speaking at BNI Business Leaders breakfast meeting 645am for 7am, Thursday July 29, at the awesome Rydges Hotel, South Terrace, Adelaide CBD. Break your fast and coffee your morning as you hear how PartridgeGP can remove friction and add joy to GPs, allied health professionals, nurses, and non-clinical staff as we help our valued patients.

Book here and be quick, limited spots, and the awesome Rick Warren of We Make A Difference will be co-presenting (you’ll remember him from here).

Secondly, the above talk by Dr Nick is an entree for the Clinpath General Pathology Conference. September 17-18, online and face to face at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Dr Nick will be delivering a wake up call towards the end of a stellar day 1 line up including the A-listers below!

Book here! (RACGP CPD points as well!)

Last but not least, thirdly, share this far and wide: PartridgeGP has the opportunity of the millenium for our next superstar Practice Manager. We’ve had some stellar applicants so far (in less than a week) and the current top performing ad in this category on Seek. Don’t miss the chance to get the job of your dreams or put the right person in the mix for this great role.

PartridgeGP is all about providing the best services and facilities to GPs, allied health professionals, and our staff, so we can serve our valued patients better. Part of this is our amazing administrative and front of house staff working at the top of their game so clinicians can work at the top of theirs. If this resonates with you, keep reading.

Exciting opportunity for a talented Practice Manager to join PartridgeGP and lead the management team.

Founded in 2013, PartridgeGP (formerly Partridge Street General Practice) is a General Practice, based in Glenelg, South Australia, providing better services and facilities to GPs, Allied Health Professionals, and our staff, so that we can all provide the best clinical care to our valued patients. We are fully accredited as a General Practice and we are an award winning training practice, training students and GP Registrars, the future of our profession. Our core purpose is to help practitioners help patients. 

PartridgeGP is seeking a Practice Manager who will ensure we are a General Practice industry leader and a destination of choice for key talent. The successful candidate will be part of an innovative and driven non-clinical team.

apply here!

PartridgeGP is here to help – and we will continue to serve our valued patients! PartridgeGP works with you to help you make your best health decisions, and we won’t back away from being your companion, guide, advisor, and sounding board through your health journey. We pride ourselves on great communication and we’re ready to share our professional skills and knowledge with you. This is only MORE important now, in the time of a global pandemic with a new vaccine on the horizon. The way forward is clear: make your appointment with us conveniently online right here – or call our friendly reception team on 82953200.

Where to from here?

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For everyone, we believe that having a usual GP or General Practice is central to each person’s care and recommend that people with any health issues that come to the attention of other health professionals should be advised to attend their usual GP or General Practice rather than a specialised service (ie a place not providing the holistic care a specialist GP would).   If  they say that they don’t have a usual GP or general practice, they should be helped to find one and to actually attend it. Call PartridgeGP on 82953200 or make an appointment online here.

(Hat tip: Dr Oliver Frank)

(TL;DR – Get a regular GP or General Practice and use them!)

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If you’re employed, get a side hustle and get into business. If you’ve already got a business, get a network. Want to get started? Find your tribe here!

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If you are a great GP or a great Allied Health Professional, and you want to serve your clients or patients to the best of your ability, without worrying about all the non clinical things that get in your way, lets talk. Call Dr Nick Tellis on 8295 3200 and have a coffee and chat with us as to how PartridgeGP can help you to help others.

England won’t win; but PartridgeGPs new PM will

Dr Nick Tellis was born in England. While I was born long after 1966, and moved to Australia many decades after 1966, everyone born in England knows the significance of that year. It’s the last time England won an international football tournament. They say past performance doesn’t predict future performance, but after 55 years, I think it might offer a pointer.

So, my prediction for this weekend’s Euro 2020 final? Italy will win.

My prediction for PartridgeGP is that we will be interviewing some awesome candidates for the position of Practice Manager over the next 2 weeks. Get in it to win it and apply here if you think you have what it takes. Don’t wait 55 years!

PartridgeGP is all about providing the best services and facilities to GPs, allied health professionals, and our staff, so we can serve our valued patients better. Part of this is our amazing administrative and front of house staff working at the top of their game so clinicians can work at the top of theirs. If this resonates with you, keep reading.

Exciting opportunity for a talented Practice Manager to join PartridgeGP and lead the management team.

Founded in 2013, PartridgeGP (formerly Partridge Street General Practice) is a General Practice, based in Glenelg, South Australia, providing better services and facilities to GPs, Allied Health Professionals, and our staff, so that we can all provide the best clinical care to our valued patients. We are fully accredited as a General Practice and we are an award winning training practice, training students and GP Registrars, the future of our profession. Our core purpose is to help practitioners help patients. 

PartridgeGP is seeking a Practice Manager who will ensure we are a General Practice industry leader and a destination of choice for key talent. The successful candidate will be part of an innovative and driven non-clinical team.

apply here!

PartridgeGP is here to help – and we will continue to serve our valued patients! PartridgeGP works with you to help you make your best health decisions, and we won’t back away from being your companion, guide, advisor, and sounding board through your health journey. We pride ourselves on great communication and we’re ready to share our professional skills and knowledge with you. This is only MORE important now, in the time of a global pandemic with a new vaccine on the horizon. The way forward is clear: make your appointment with us conveniently online right here – or call our friendly reception team on 82953200.

Where to from here?

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For everyone, we believe that having a usual GP or General Practice is central to each person’s care and recommend that people with any health issues that come to the attention of other health professionals should be advised to attend their usual GP or General Practice rather than a specialised service (ie a place not providing the holistic care a specialist GP would).   If  they say that they don’t have a usual GP or general practice, they should be helped to find one and to actually attend it. Call PartridgeGP on 82953200 or make an appointment online here.

(Hat tip: Dr Oliver Frank)

(TL;DR – Get a regular GP or General Practice and use them!)

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If you’re employed, get a side hustle and get into business. If you’ve already got a business, get a network. Want to get started? Find your tribe here!

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If you are a great GP or a great Allied Health Professional, and you want to serve your clients or patients to the best of your ability, without worrying about all the non clinical things that get in your way, lets talk. Call Dr Nick Tellis on 8295 3200 and have a coffee and chat with us as to how PartridgeGP can help you to help others.

Why PartridgeGP doesn’t bulk bill everyone

Many people are concerned about the rising costs of living. One of those costs can be the cost of medical care. Often, but not always, cost and value align (so something that costs more is worth more and is of higher quality, and vice versa).

General Practice in Australia is both efficient and excellent with nearly 90% of Australians seeing a GP at least once a year and this delivering world leading outcomes at a good price. Still, the Medicare Rebate for patients has not kept up with the rising costs of providing medical care and running a medical practice and so out of pocket costs have gone up for patients.

Dr Kris Eliza says it well:

Touchy subject, but this is why I don’t bulk bill. This is why GPs charge money.

This is what your fee goes towards.

Reception, admin, nursing, cleaning, and other staff are paid by our income.

Medical equipment, business requirements and expenses, training, insurance,

registration fees, professional memberships,

rental costs, electricity, internet, telephones,SMS, IT, security, accreditation…

Let’s say we privately bill you for 15 minutes. The business gets $34 to cover all

of the above. If we bulk bill you, the business gets $15.

If we bulk bill, the business’s best interest is for us to see more people per hour.

Hence, 7 minute medicine.

The cost of being a doctor is high.

Unlike some other specialists, GPs do not get annual, sick, maternity/paternity,

or professional development leave.

We aren’t paid for time not seeing patients,

so every call from an allied health professional, every pharmacist,

every other specialist – it’s unpaid work.

I’m not money hungry. I do think that I get fairly compensated for my work

when I don’t bulk bill.

But this is why we can’t “just do things” in our “spare time” at work.

This is why we, as a collective, are frustrated by the Medicare Squeeze.

General Practice is sometimes (not always) considered “lazy”. The “easy specialty”.

The “back up plan”

The general population don’t see us as specialists, like they do a cardiologist

or endocrinologist or gynaecologist.

The general population don’t want to pay for our services.

It’s so demoralising to put your heart and soul into a job that no one wants to value.

Patients Medicare rebates are set by politicians, an increasing number of whom are lawyers. Lawyers often point to pro bono services they provide for the poor and disadvantaged and here we come to the first thing you probably didn’t know:

“Pro bono” comes from the Latin phrase “pro bono publico” which means “for the public good”. In the legal context it generally means the provision of legal services on a free or significantly reduced fee basis.

Now for the second thing you probably didn’t know:

Almost every GP in Australia is providing pro bono work on a daily basis when they bulk bill patients.

The patients Medicare rebate, which a GP accepts as full payment for professional services if bulk billing, is less than half the recommended professional fee for most GP services.

An election is coming. Let your politician know that your health shouldn’t depend on pro bono work from your GP.

It’s your Medicare Rebate.

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You deserve better.

You know it. Make them know it too.

Contact them below

Scott Morrison

Bill Shorten

Richard Di Natale

Greg Hunt

Catherine King

PartridgeGP works with you to help you make your best health decisions, and we won’t back away from being your companion, guide, advisor, and sounding board through your health journey. We pride ourselves on great communication and we’re ready to share our professional skills and knowledge with you. This is only MORE important now, in the time of a global pandemic with a new vaccine on the horizon. The way forward is clear: make your appointment with us conveniently online right here – or call our friendly reception team on 82953200.

Where to from here?

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For everyone, we believe that having a usual GP or General Practice is central to each person’s care and recommend that people with any health issues that come to the attention of other health professionals should be advised to attend their usual GP or General Practice rather than a specialised service (ie a place not providing the holistic care a specialist GP would). If they say that they don’t have a usual GP or general practice, they should be helped to find one and to actually attend it. Call PartridgeGP on 82953200 or make an appointment online here.

(Hat tip: Dr Oliver Frank)

(TL;DR – Get a regular GP or General Practice and use them!)

 

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If you’re employed, get a side hustle and get into business. If you’ve already got a business, get a network. Want to get started? Find your tribe here!

 

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If you are a great GP or a great Allied Health Professional, and you want to serve your clients or patients to the best of your ability, without worrying about all the non clinical things that get in your way, lets talk. Call Dr Nick Tellis on 8295 3200 and have a coffee and chat with us as to how PartridgeGP can help you to help others.

Seeing Value

The featured photo for this post is from visualisevalue. What does it show? It shows you get more done by doing less.

PartridgeGP is all about providing the best services and facilities to GPs, allied health professionals, and our staff, so we can serve our valued patients better. Part of this is our amazing administrative and front of house staff working at the top of their game so clinicians can work at the top of theirs. If this resonates with you, keep reading.

Exciting opportunity for a talented Practice Manager to join PartridgeGP and lead the management team.

Founded in 2013, PartridgeGP (formerly Partridge Street General Practice) is a General Practice, based in Glenelg, South Australia, providing better services and facilities to GPs, Allied Health Professionals, and our staff, so that we can all provide the best clinical care to our valued patients. We are fully accredited as a General Practice and we are an award winning training practice, training students and GP Registrars, the future of our profession. Our core purpose is to help practitioners help patients. 

PartridgeGP is seeking a Practice Manager who will ensure we are a General Practice industry leader and a destination of choice for key talent. The successful candidate will be part of an innovative and driven non-clinical team.

apply here!

PartridgeGP is here to help – and we will continue to serve our valued patients! PartridgeGP works with you to help you make your best health decisions, and we won’t back away from being your companion, guide, advisor, and sounding board through your health journey. We pride ourselves on great communication and we’re ready to share our professional skills and knowledge with you. This is only MORE important now, in the time of a global pandemic with a new vaccine on the horizon. The way forward is clear: make your appointment with us conveniently online right here – or call our friendly reception team on 82953200.

Where to from here?

Photo by Miguel u00c1. Padriu00f1u00e1n on Pexels.com

For everyone, we believe that having a usual GP or General Practice is central to each person’s care and recommend that people with any health issues that come to the attention of other health professionals should be advised to attend their usual GP or General Practice rather than a specialised service (ie a place not providing the holistic care a specialist GP would).   If  they say that they don’t have a usual GP or general practice, they should be helped to find one and to actually attend it. Call PartridgeGP on 82953200 or make an appointment online here.

(Hat tip: Dr Oliver Frank)

(TL;DR – Get a regular GP or General Practice and use them!)

Photo by Miguel u00c1. Padriu00f1u00e1n on Pexels.com

If you’re employed, get a side hustle and get into business. If you’ve already got a business, get a network. Want to get started? Find your tribe here!

Photo by Miguel u00c1. Padriu00f1u00e1n on Pexels.com

If you are a great GP or a great Allied Health Professional, and you want to serve your clients or patients to the best of your ability, without worrying about all the non clinical things that get in your way, lets talk. Call Dr Nick Tellis on 8295 3200 and have a coffee and chat with us as to how PartridgeGP can help you to help others.

New PM

New PM! No…Scott Morrison is still facing an election next year, we are talking about the next 10/10 Practice Manager for PartridgeGP – read on!

PartridgeGP is all about providing the best services and facilities to GPs, allied health professionals, and our staff, so we can serve our valued patients better.

Exciting opportunity for a talented Practice Manager to join PartridgeGP and lead the management team.

Founded in 2013, PartridgeGP (formerly Partridge Street General Practice) is a General Practice, based in Glenelg, South Australia, providing better services and facilities to GPs, Allied Health Professionals, and our staff, so that we can all provide the best clinical care to our valued patients. We are fully accredited as a General Practice and we are an award winning training practice, training students and GP Registrars, the future of our profession. Our core purpose is to help practitioners help patients. 

PartridgeGP is seeking a Practice Manager who will ensure we are a General Practice industry leader and a destination of choice for key talent. The successful candidate will be part of an innovative and driven non-clinical team.

apply here!

PartridgeGP is here to help – and we will continue to serve our valued patients! PartridgeGP works with you to help you make your best health decisions, and we won’t back away from being your companion, guide, advisor, and sounding board through your health journey. We pride ourselves on great communication and we’re ready to share our professional skills and knowledge with you. This is only MORE important now, in the time of a global pandemic with a new vaccine on the horizon. The way forward is clear: make your appointment with us conveniently online right here – or call our friendly reception team on 82953200.

Where to from here?

Photo by Miguel u00c1. Padriu00f1u00e1n on Pexels.com

For everyone, we believe that having a usual GP or General Practice is central to each person’s care and recommend that people with any health issues that come to the attention of other health professionals should be advised to attend their usual GP or General Practice rather than a specialised service (ie a place not providing the holistic care a specialist GP would).   If  they say that they don’t have a usual GP or general practice, they should be helped to find one and to actually attend it. Call PartridgeGP on 82953200 or make an appointment online here.

(Hat tip: Dr Oliver Frank)

(TL;DR – Get a regular GP or General Practice and use them!)

Photo by Miguel u00c1. Padriu00f1u00e1n on Pexels.com

If you’re employed, get a side hustle and get into business. If you’ve already got a business, get a network. Want to get started? Find your tribe here!

Photo by Miguel u00c1. Padriu00f1u00e1n on Pexels.com

If you are a great GP or a great Allied Health Professional, and you want to serve your clients or patients to the best of your ability, without worrying about all the non clinical things that get in your way, lets talk. Call Dr Nick Tellis on 8295 3200 and have a coffee and chat with us as to how PartridgeGP can help you to help others.

Blink

PartridgeGP is all about providing the best services and facilities to GPs, allied health professionals, and our staff, so we can serve our valued patients better. Anthony Prigent is not one of our patients but he has a story to tell as a patient, a survivor, and a man. He wrote a book…

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In the blink of an eye
Anthony Prigent





History is written by the winners, as the saying goes, but more accurately by the survivors. All of us have done things that could have gone bad. Sometimes there has been a near miss, as when I helped build a retaining wall and witnessed a truck tip rebar straight past a man’s head. Sometimes there has been an accident with no lasting harm. Some automotive adventures come to mind. Sadly, sometimes there is an accident and it doesn’t miss. There is no survivor and no learning. It is rare then to have an accident, for it not to miss, and for there to be a survivor. Rarer still for them to thrive and rarer again for them to learn and write a book. Such is history written and so do we learn everything can change in the blink of an eye.



Spoiler alert was a big phrase in 2019 when the only plagues were on the Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. Anthony has the big reveal pretty early on after setting the scene and anyone who has met him couldn’t fail to be aware of how things turned out. He had a workplace accident, a tragedy in the true sense of the word. You can see it coming but it’s no less shocking when it happens.



It’s a very Aussie, very personal book. There’s butcher talk, there’s beers, tears, strippers, and pool. Then travel, fights, music, and women. Then more travel, more beers, and more women. We get to know Anthony through the book as he finds himself and gets to where he is now. It’s not all beer and women, but you’ll need to read his book to fill in the blanks.



I enjoyed this book. Anthony’s a good genuine bloke and his voice shines through on every page. I look forward to hearing his musical talents and facing him over a beer and a pool table. In a year when many lost a bit and all of us needed some perspective, ‘In the Blink of an Eye’ has something to teach us all. Get it, get on it, read it, digest it, learn from it. As Charles Swindoll said, and Anthony Prigent lives, life is ten per cent what happens to us and ninety per cent how we react to it; we are in charge of our attitudes.

Read the book!

PartridgeGP is here to help – and we will continue to serve our valued patients! PartridgeGP works with you to help you make your best health decisions, and we won’t back away from being your companion, guide, advisor, and sounding board through your health journey. We pride ourselves on great communication and we’re ready to share our professional skills and knowledge with you. This is only MORE important now, in the time of a global pandemic with a new vaccine on the horizon. The way forward is clear: make your appointment with us conveniently online right here – or call our friendly reception team on 82953200.

Where to from here?

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For everyone, we believe that having a usual GP or General Practice is central to each person’s care and recommend that people with any health issues that come to the attention of other health professionals should be advised to attend their usual GP or General Practice rather than a specialised service (ie a place not providing the holistic care a specialist GP would).   If  they say that they don’t have a usual GP or general practice, they should be helped to find one and to actually attend it. Call PartridgeGP on 82953200 or make an appointment online here.

(Hat tip: Dr Oliver Frank)

(TL;DR – Get a regular GP or General Practice and use them!)

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If you’re employed, get a side hustle and get into business. If you’ve already got a business, get a network. Want to get started? Find your tribe here!

Photo by Miguel u00c1. Padriu00f1u00e1n on Pexels.com

If you are a great GP or a great Allied Health Professional, and you want to serve your clients or patients to the best of your ability, without worrying about all the non clinical things that get in your way, lets talk. Call Dr Nick Tellis on 8295 3200 and have a coffee and chat with us as to how PartridgeGP can help you to help others.

Telefarce

PartridgeGP has been providing safe services and facilities to our GPs, staff, allied health professionals and patients since the start of the pandemic. We led the way in using the phone – quick, easy, and effective – to achieve this. The Government eventually came to the party with some specific item numbers to rebate patients for the time spent with their specialist GPs. However, as the pandemic ramps up, and the Delta Variant causes lockdowns and restrictions nationwide, what does the government do?

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Yes, you are correct. They have changed ALL of the item numbers, rewarding shorter consults, reducing rebates, and preferring video – which patients and GPs have declared by their choices over the last year that they don’t want. Here is a short video explaining what they have done:

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They have developed a helpful 13 page document – of course there is no mention of the value of these rebates to the patient, and no explanatory notes to help GPs explain the insurers rules to patients – one day before these changes go live.

An excerpt from this helpful document

Nevertheless, PartridgeGP is here to help – and we will continue to serve our valued patients! PartridgeGP works with you to help you make your best health decisions, and we won’t back away from being your companion, guide, advisor, and sounding board through your health journey. We pride ourselves on great communication and we’re ready to share our professional skills and knowledge with you. This is only MORE important now, in the time of a global pandemic with a new vaccine on the horizon. The way forward is clear: make your appointment with us conveniently online right here – or call our friendly reception team on 82953200.

Where to from here?

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For everyone, we believe that having a usual GP or General Practice is central to each person’s care and recommend that people with any health issues that come to the attention of other health professionals should be advised to attend their usual GP or General Practice rather than a specialised service (ie a place not providing the holistic care a specialist GP would).   If  they say that they don’t have a usual GP or general practice, they should be helped to find one and to actually attend it. Call PartridgeGP on 82953200 or make an appointment online here.

(Hat tip: Dr Oliver Frank)

(TL;DR – Get a regular GP or General Practice and use them!)

Photo by Miguel u00c1. Padriu00f1u00e1n on Pexels.com

If you’re employed, get a side hustle and get into business. If you’ve already got a business, get a network. Want to get started? Find your tribe here!

Photo by Miguel u00c1. Padriu00f1u00e1n on Pexels.com

If you are a great GP or a great Allied Health Professional, and you want to serve your clients or patients to the best of your ability, without worrying about all the non clinical things that get in your way, lets talk. Call Dr Nick Tellis on 8295 3200 and have a coffee and chat with us as to how PartridgeGP can help you to help others.

Welcoming Dr Dan Spernat and the EastWestUrology Team to PartridgeGP

PartridgeGP is proud to welcome Dr Dan Spernat and the EastWestUrology Team to our premises at 670 Anzac Highway! Dr Dan is a specialist urologist: Urology is the surgical and medical management of problems of the male and female urinary system, and male reproductive system. There is some overlap with other areas of medicine and surgery, and sometimes joint care is required.

Dr Dan Spernat joins Dr Nick Brook, Dr Mark Lloyd, and Urology Nurse Specialist Louise, to provide a comprehensive service from PartridgeGP, for both males and females with urological (bladder and kidney and prostate) issues.

Dan is a Urological Surgeon operating at The Queen Elizabeth, Ashford, Flinders Private and Burnside Hospitals, South Australia. Dan is a past Chair of the South Australian Section of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand, an Elected Member of the South Australian Regional Committee, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and Director of Urology Training at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Dan is a Senior Lecturer in Surgery at the University of Adelaide and a member of the American Urological Association and European Association of Urology.

Dan has Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees, a Masters degree in Public Health, a Masters degree with Distinction in Education, an Associate Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administration and an Associate Fellowship with the Australasian College of Health Service Management. Dan undertook specialist surgical train- ing in Adelaide, Darwin, New Zealand, Melbourne and Sydney. Following core Urology training, he completed a Fellowship in Prosthetic Urology and Uro-Oncology at Melbourne’s Monash Medical Centre.

Dan is a keen researcher with over 30 peer reviewed publications and he sits on the Editori- al Board of several journals. He regularly contributes to national and international meetings. Dan is the Australian representative for Fight Like a Man International – an international men’s health collaborative.His areas of special interest include Robotic Surgery, Prosthetic Urology, Uro-Oncology, Greenlight Laser Prostatectomy, Stone disease, Cosmetic Urology and General Urology.

Dr Dan and the EastWestUrology Team are here to help you at PartridgeGP awith all of your specialist urological needs, including, but not limited to, the issues below…

prostate problems

incontinence/flow/dribbling problems

prostate cancer

vasectomies

vasectomy reversal

kidney stones

You can make your appointments with them right here – or call our friendly reception team on 0882953200, or contact EastWestUrology at the details below:

QE Specialist Centre, 35 Woodville Road,
Woodville South, SA 5011

Tel: 08 7223 2389
Mobile: 08 7223 2389
Fax: 8243 2766
Email: info@qespecialistcentre.com.au

Where to from here?

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For everyone, we believe that having a usual GP or General Practice is central to each person’s care and recommend that people with any health issues that come to the attention of other health professionals should be advised to attend their usual GP or General Practice rather than a specialised service (ie a place not providing the holistic care a specialist GP would).   If  they say that they don’t have a usual GP or general practice, they should be helped to find one and to actually attend it. Call PartridgeGP on 82953200 or make an appointment online here.

(Hat tip: Dr Oliver Frank)

(TL;DR – Get a regular GP or General Practice and use them!)

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If you’re employed, get a side hustle and get into business. If you’ve already got a business, get a network. Want to get started? Find your tribe here!

Photo by Miguel u00c1. Padriu00f1u00e1n on Pexels.com

If you are a great GP or a great Allied Health Professional, and you want to serve your clients or patients to the best of your ability, without worrying about all the non clinical things that get in your way, lets talk. Call Dr Nick Tellis on 8295 3200 and have a coffee and chat with us as to how PartridgeGP can help you to help others.

Farewell and Thank You to Dr Ciara Peddell from PartridgeGP

It seems it was only yesterday that PartridgeGP was proud to welcome Dr Ciara Peddell to our team but it’s been 6 months (6 months!!!) and Dr Ciara’s partner is serving our country interstate. So it’s time to say farewell and thank you!

Remember, travel is back on… obviously

Dr Ciara Peddell completed her medical training at the University of Tasmania in 2014. Since then she has worked in hospitals and GP practices in Townsville and Brisbane. She completed the Diploma of Child Health in 2017 through the University of Sydney and received her RACGP fellowship in 2019. She will be a great addition to her new practice in Canberra.

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All of our doctors here at PartridgeGP are fully qualified ‘Fellows’ (or are studying towards this ‘Registrars’) holding a specialist qualification with either the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) or the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM) or both (3-4 years of full time study and 3 exams on top of an undergraduate university medical degree and supervised trainee ‘intern’ year in a hospital). This is our minimum specialist standard and you can see more about what this involves here. Our Fellows provide supervision and advice to our Registrars.

We also supervise and teach Medical Students from Flinders University. They are still studying to become doctors. All of us – Fellows, Registrars, and Medical Students – make up the Clinical Team here at PartridgeGP with our excellent Practice Nurses. We all uphold the highest standards of privacy, confidentiality, professionalism, and clinical practice.

So, again, farewell and thank you – Dr Ciara you’ve been amazing! Check in Monday for news of our new doctors and additions to the PartridgeGP team…

Firstly, for everyone, we believe that having a usual GP or General Practice is central to each person’s care and recommend that people with any health issues that come to the attention of other health professionals should be advised to attend their usual GP or General Practice rather than a specialised service (ie a place not providing the holistic care a specialist GP would).   If  they say that they don’t have a usual GP or general practice, they should be helped to find one and to actually attend it.

(Hat tip: Dr Oliver Frank)

(TL;DR – Get a regular GP or General Practice and use them!)

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Secondly, if you’re employed, get a side hustle and get into business. If you’ve already got a business, get a network. Want to get started? Find your tribe here!

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Thirdly, if you are a great GP or a great Allied Health Professional, and you want to serve your clients or patients to the best of your ability, without worrying about all the non clinical things that get in your way, lets talk. Call Dr Nick Tellis on 8295 3200 and have a coffee and chat as to how PartridgeGP can help you to help others.

Au Revoir Mrs Jen Riches and Net Psychology

PartridgeGP is heading into the new financial year with plenty of plans! We are absolutely committed to helping our patients, our community, and the doctors and allied health professionals we serve. We saw in 2020 that the only constant was change – and so it is in 2021. Firstly, we are saying au revoir to the awesome Mrs Jen Riches of Net Psychology, whose partner has been promoted interstate. We, and our patients, have really appreciated Jen’s care, professional skill, and great energy. We are sad to see her move on, but will watch her career with interest – she is still available online and you can contact her here for telehealth!

What did Jen have to say about her time at PartridgeGP?

“I’m Jen and I’m here to talk about working with PartridgeGP. I’ve worked with them for a few months now as a psychologist and they have provided me with a supportive and professional working environment to help me provide the best of care to my patients. The culture at PartridgeGP is just exceptional. I am excited to come to work each day and value the care that the PartridgeGP team provide me with. The GPs, allied health staff and administrative teams are all friendly and genuine. It is a great place to work. PartridgeGP is growing and would love more awesome providers so touch base with Dr Nick Tellis on 82953200 and say Jen sent you.”

Jen is a registered psychologist experienced in providing services to adolescents and adults. She has worked with individuals experiencing a range of life issues such as relationship and family breakdowns, bullying, unemployment, drug and alcohol abuse, grief and loss, social isolation and legal issues. She works with people experiencing a range of complex mental health issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and psychosis. She has experience in providing psychology services to clients through secure online video conferencing and face to face. Aside from her private practice experience Jen has worked at Headspace, Lifeline, and MATES in Construction. Jen is passionate about providing professional, down to earth and practical psychology services. 

Jen draws on a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Schema Therapy. Jen brings empathy, warmth and compassion to therapy and takes an individualised approach to each client. See and hear her here!

Jen may have moved to Darwin (remember her Telehealth services!) – we still have Monika Kolta and Mark Edwards here onsite for your Psychology needs!

All of this teamwork begins with having a usual GP or General Practice central to your care. We recommend people with any health issues that come to the attention of other health professionals should be advised to attend their usual GP or General Practice rather than a specialised service (ie a place not providing the holistic care a specialist GP would). If they say that they don’t have a usual GP or general practice, they should be helped to find one and to actually attend it. 

PartridgeGP works with you to help you make your best health decisions, and we won’t back away from being your companion, guide, advisor, and sounding board through your health journey. We pride ourselves on great communication and we’re ready to share our professional skills and knowledge with you. This is only MORE important now, in the time of a global pandemic with a new vaccine on the horizon. The way forward is clear: make your appointment with us conveniently online right here – or call our friendly reception team on 82953200.

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For everyone, we believe that having a usual GP or General Practice is central to each person’s care and recommend that people with any health issues that come to the attention of other health professionals should be advised to attend their usual GP or General Practice rather than a specialised service (ie a place not providing the holistic care a specialist GP would).   If  they say that they don’t have a usual GP or general practice, they should be helped to find one and to actually attend it. Call PartridgeGP on 82953200 or make an appointment online here.

(Hat tip: Dr Oliver Frank)

(TL;DR – Get a regular GP or General Practice and use them!)

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If you’re employed, get a side hustle and get into business. If you’ve already got a business, get a network. Want to get started? Find your tribe here!

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If you are a great GP or a great Allied Health Professional, and you want to serve your clients or patients to the best of your ability, without worrying about all the non clinical things that get in your way, lets talk. Call Dr Nick Tellis on 8295 3200 and have a coffee and chat with us as to how PartridgeGP can help you to help others.