No time for exercise? Think again!

Get walking, running, or just moving!

10000 steps a day.
25-45 minutes of doing something that makes you sweat, 3-5 times a week.
Move! 😀

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One minute's exercise Time of your life
Photo by Toby Bradbury

THIS message is for adults who always seem too busy to exercise. The mum who sits at work all week, then sits in the car delivering children to events on the weekend. The middle-aged man who drives to the local shop because he’s in a hurry and the walk makes him tired.

At this week’s IPC Journal Club, my GP colleague Rockley Boothroyd mentioned a brief vignette which inspired a simple literature search, which led to a profoundly useful conclusion.

The information we discovered is not new, but in my 25 years of medical reading, I have never heard it expressed as such an elegantly simple take-home message.

The message is this:

Every minute of exercise you do as an adult gains you seven minutes of life.

Or, to put it another way:

If you don’t have time in your life to exercise, you won’t have time in your life.

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Deprescribing: a fancy word for ceasing?

What’s in a name? Cessation and fewer medications by any name would smell as sweet! However, if we name it we can measure it and what gets measured gets managed. There are a lot of savings in deprescribing – governments and care givers should be all over it. GPs can, should, and will show them the way. Great blog!

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DeprescribingWhat’s old is new again. Hipster beards are so in, they’re out, and where we used to simply cease medications—we now deprescribe them.

The art of commencing medicinal herbs dates back to Neolithic times. The art of stopping them began about a week later.

Probably why Hippocrates had to remind us to do no harm.

With this history, we gen-dinosaur GPs have recently been scratching our beardy chins wondering how we missed the memo that deprescribing is now a ‘thing’.

Mind you; old or new, learning how to stop medication is critical for patient care. And hopefully, now we have a word for it, tomorrow’s deprescribers will do it smarter and harder than we ever did.

Our generation received no explicit teaching, gleaning what we could from our mentors and, no doubt, from our mistakes.

A recent article in The Conversation highlights the dubious practice of using one…

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Happy Birthday Partridge Street General Practice!

In 2014, Dr Nick Mouktaroudis and Dr Nick Tellis opened the doors of Partridge Street General Practice at Glenelg!

 

 

 

In the Beginning

 

 

 

We’ve gone from strength to strength since then and we’re now well established in our own Health Precinct with Aspire Physiotherapy and Pilates next door.

 

 

 

General Practice and So Much More

 

 

 

The future is bright as we continue to grow! Our Principal GPs :

 

 

Dr Nick Tellis

 

 

 

Your Specialist In Life

 

 

 

Dr Nick Mouktaroudis

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Gareth Boucher

 

 

 

Dr Gareth’s Cycle of Care

 

 

 

 

Dr Penny Massy-Westropp

 

 

 

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Dr Monika Moy

 

 

 

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Dr Katherine Astill

 

 

 

 

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We’re providing great General Practice care including:

 

Mental Health Care/Plans

 

Skin Checks and Skin Cancer Care

 

Travel Medicine

 

Immunisations

 

Workcover/Compensable Medicine

 

Emergency Care

 

Antenatal Care

 

Men’s Health and Screening

 

Women’s Health and Screening

 

Babies and Children’s Care

 

Nutrition and Weight Management

 

Executive Health Checks

 

Stop Smoking Help

 

Pathology Services

 

 

Here to Help!

 

 

We’re Here to Help You – in 2017 and beyond.

 

 

 

 

 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

 

 

Road Closures in Glenelg for the Tour Down Under

Hi everyone! The Tour Down Under is at Glenelg Today 🚴🚴🚴

Dr Gareth Boucher

If you’re coming to Partridge Street General Practice, Aspire Physiotherapy and Pilates, Anytime Fitness Glenelg, or just planning a trip to Jetty Road Glenelg today, take a look at the road closures:

Parking on Partridge St at the car park opposite the New Cinema

Remember, Partridge Street General Practice is Here to Help You! Our New Doctors are starting soon:

Our other GPs are also Here to Help You!

New Year. New You!

Dr Ali Waddell

Book in here – see you soon! 

Welcoming Dr Ali Waddell to Partridge Street General Practice!

Partridge Street General Practice is very happy to welcome Dr Ali Waddell to Our Team!

 

 

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Dr Ali is one of our two Senior GP Registrars. She completed her undergraduate study at the University of Adelaide and went on to work in rural Victoria completing terms in Obstetrics, Gynaecology, and Emergency. Her experience even includes time in East Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory!

Dr Ali enjoys discussing General and Preventative Health, with a particular focus on Family Medicine, Women’s Health, and Paediatrics. Outside of this, she enjoys relaxing with family and friends and enjoying our beautiful beaches.

 

 

 

 

 

Partridge Street General Practice is an accredited General Practice and is further accredited by our Regional General Practice Training Provider GPEx and our local Medical School at Flinders University.

 

 

 

 

 

This means that the GPs at Partridge Street General Practice are teaching the Doctors and Medical Students who will be the future of medicine in Australia. It’s a big responsibility and a privilege we take very seriously.

 

 

 

 

Award Winning Responsibility!

 

 

All of our doctors here at Partridge Street General Practice are fully qualified ‘Fellows’ 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) or are studying towards these qualifications. This is our minimum specialist standard and we may have other qualifications and skills.

Our Fellows provide supervision and advice to our Registrars and you may find that they are called in to consult with the Registrar on your case. ‘Registrars’ are qualified doctors who have completed their hospital training and are now embarking on their General Practice training. Some may already have other qualifications in medical or other fields.

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 Partridge Street General Practice with our excellent Practice Nurses. We all uphold the highest standards of privacy, confidentiality, professionalism, and clinical practice.

 

 

Update: Dr Ali Waddell was a fantastic part of our growing Clinical Team and we appreciated her sharing her General Practice training journey with us. She’s moved on to further training and we wish her well for her exams in 2018. Here’s our team now!

 

 

Dr Gareth Boucher

Dr Penny Massy-Westropp

Dr Monika Moy

Dr Katherine Astill

Dr Nick Mouktaroudis

Dr Nick Tellis

 

Welcoming Dr Gareth Boucher to Partridge Street General Practice

 

Partridge Street General Practice is very happy to have Dr Gareth Boucher with us long term.

 

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Dr Gareth completed his undergraduate medical studies in Auckland and all of his post-graduate training has been in Adelaide. His medical areas of interest include:

 

  • babies and kids (neonates and paediatrics)
  • emergency medicine,
  • chronic disease management
  • palliative care

 

Outside of work Dr Gareth enjoys cycling, skiing, and photography.

 

 

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He is a GP Palliative Shared Care Provider, as are Dr Tellis and Dr Mouktaroudis. We’ll let Dr Gareth explain this:

 

 

What is palliative care?

Palliative care is holistic care of people with life-limiting illnesses.  Holistic care means we focus on them, not their illness!

Their goals and ambitions

Their mental, physical, and spiritual well-being

Their symptoms

Their dignity

 

We provide care in the community and co-ordinate service providers. We support patients and their families to maintain quality of life and achieve the outcomes important to them.

The Team at Partridge Street General Practice is able to help you and your family with any Palliative Care needs.

 

 

Partridge Street General Practice is an accredited General Practice and is further accredited by our Regional General Practice Training Provider GPEx and our local Medical School at Flinders University.

 


This means that the GPs at Partridge Street General Practice are teaching the Doctors and Medical Students who will be the future of medicine in Australia. It’s a big responsibility and a privilege we take very seriously.

 

 

Award Winning Responsibility!

 

 

All of our doctors here at Partridge Street General Practice are fully qualified ‘Fellows’ 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) or are studying towards these qualifications. This is our minimum specialist standard and we may have other qualifications and skills.

 

 

Our Fellows provide supervision and advice to our Registrars and you may find that they are called in to consult with the Registrar on your case. ‘Registrars’ are qualified doctors who have completed their hospital training and are now embarking on their General Practice training. Some may already have other qualifications in medical or other fields.
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 Partridge Street General Practice with our excellent Practice Nurses. We all uphold the highest standards of privacy, confidentiality, professionalism, and clinical practice.

 

 

Dr Gareth Boucher is a key part of our growing Clinical Team.

 

Dr Gareth Boucher

Dr Penny Massy-Westropp

Dr Monika Moy

Dr Katherine Astill

Dr Nick Mouktaroudis

Dr Nick Tellis

3 Free Tips for 2018 – A New You with Partridge Street General Practice!

You can make a New Year’s Resolutions anytime! Imagine instantly feeling better and healthier with these Three Free Tips from Partridge Street General Practice!

 

 

 

Lose Weight

 

 

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There is an Easier way to lose your excess weight. Move more, eat less, and eat better. I Guarantee Everyone will have some success with these methods!

 

 

First, set some movement goals every day. Ten thousand steps is a good start. Your smart phone will track this for you with no other expensive device required. Your next step is 25-45 minutes of activity that makes you sweat, 3-5 times a week. The step after that – which is ALL that is required for cardiovascular health, is to WALK for 30-60 minutes, 5-7 times a week, BRISKLY enough to NOT be able to hold an easy conversation. Boom!

 

 

 

Second, Get Rid of Sugar. You’ll eat less and you’ll eat better. Just Do It.

 

 

 

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Quit Smoking

 

 

There is one question I ask of people who want to Stop Smoking.

 

‘Do you like Smoking?’

 

Think About It.

 

 

Then Imagine Not Smoking.

 

 

We are Here to Help You Now!

 

 

 

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Feel Better Instantly

 

 

 

You are the Youngest you’ll ever be and You have the Most Time you’ll ever have. Invest that Time wisely. Be Grateful. See your Friends and Family (including your Fur Family 😎 ) who make You Feel great! Live your life actively and intentionally. We live in a fantastic time and all things are possible, make the most of it.

 

 

 

 

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Partridge Street General Practice is Here to Help You achieve your Health Goals. Feel Healthier, Feel Better – see us Here!

 

 

Dr Gareth Boucher

Dr Penny Massy-Westropp

Dr Monika Moy

Dr Katherine Astill

Dr Nick Mouktaroudis

Dr Nick Tellis

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Driving. Dementia. Decisions. 

General Practice is the greatest vocation there is. Every day GPs are proud to use their skills and training to help their patients have better health and better lives. It’s incredibly rewarding for us and our patients (and the statistics!) show that it’s rewarding full stop.

 

 

Recently, Dr Tim Senior answered the question ‘Do we even need Doctors?‘. He concluded that GPs ‘know what to do when we don’t know what to do. And I can’t think of any other profession we can say that about’. So let’s have a look at a topic where GPs have to make hard decisions when we don’t know what we have to do.

 

 

Big Australia!

 

Australia has an aging population and Australia is big. Really big! Driving and Australia go together like Vegemite and Toast! What do we do when aging drivers see their GP and we make a diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment or Dementia?

 

 

What are the GP’s responsibilities?

 

 

Here is the excellent Dr Genevieve Yates with a very personal and professional view on the matter.

 

 

 

 

 

Here is another excellent video from Professor Joe Ibrahim.

 

 

 

 

In South Australia we have clear(er) guidelines on Fitness to Drive, with Mandatory Reporting and the associated safeguards for GPs who report patients they believe to be impaired. It’s still a hard decision. For example, just look at Kate Swaffer who has been diagnosed with dementia. What would you do?

 

 

Tough Decisions

 

 

 

What would I do? I’m not sure. Every patient is different and that’s one of the reasons why General Practice is, as I said above, the best vocation in the world. GPs will keep learning every day of their professional lives to serve their patients better. My advice to patients is to See Your GP, your best source of information, advice, and support for all of those hard decisions, when you don’t know what to do.

We’re Here to Help.

 

 

Here to Help

 

 

NEW: We can now refer for sub-specialist driving assessments!

 

DR NICK TELLIS

Your Specialist In Life

DR NICK MOUKTAROUDIS

DR GARETH BOUCHER

Dr Gareth’s Cycle of Care

DR PENNY MASSY-WESTROPP

Dr Penny Massy-Westropp

DR MONIKA MOY

Dr Monika Moy

DR KATHERINE ASTILL

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