After Zoom overdose in 2020, this could be the thing that Makes Videoconferencing Awesome Again!

In 2020, I encountered three common groups of people online. The first were people who were trying to recruit me for work, despite my profile clearly showing that I work in my own practice and am actively building this up to serve the local community. The second group were the medical marijuana proponents. The following anecdote tells you all you need to know about them:

Me: ‘My patient is…’

Medical Marijuana Dealer (MMD), interrupting: ‘Medical marijuana will be great for that!’

Me: ‘My patient is, well…’

Medical Marijuana Dealer (MMD), interrupting: ‘Medical marijuana will be great for that!’

Me: ‘My patient is dead.’



Medical Marijuana Dealer (MMD): ‘Medical marijuana will be great for that!’

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The last group were the people who repeatedly said things along the lines of ‘Doctor, if you are not using video for online consultations, do you even care about your patients?’ This was said with no thought as to the:

Added friction of online video (just hark back to any time you have tried to use tech with an older relative);

Casual ignorance of privilege (I am typing this on my top spec computer with 100Mb internet, many of our patients are not so lucky);

The significant costs and scanty rewards of video consultations (large set up costs for marginal gain in most GP consultations, with no added rebate and patients unwilling to bear the costs)

So, given that (and I am sure all of these issues will be dealt with by time), lets have another look at the perils of video consulting, even with rich white males and top tier technology!

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.

Better, for you.

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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)

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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 Mrs Hayley Roberts on 8295 3200 and have a coffee and chat with us as to how PartridgeGP can help you to help others.

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