brief

Nearly 50 years ago, two icons of the modern age combined – The Rolling Stones and Andy Warhol. The cutting edges of popular music and contemporary art. Warhol once said, ‘in the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes’. This 15 minutes of fame concept has almost outlived his art. Regardless of whether this is true or not, The Rolling Stones are still going and Warhol’s 15 minutes is 50 years plus and counting.

the famous album cover – ‘sticky fingers’

PartridgeGP is set up to give you your 15 minutes of fame with every appointment – we don’t feel your health can be meaningfully addressed in smaller segments. Sometimes, we can be very focussed with shorter appointments (our upcoming COVID and influenza vaccination clinics, for example), but 15 minute minimum appointments have served well so far. PartridgeGP has been chosen to be one of the practices that may deliver the COVID vaccinations to you in phase 1b of the rollout. We can circle back to Warhol and the Stones now. There is a famous letter, when Mick Jagger decided to engage Warhol – one creative genius knew exactly what to say to another:

micromanaging level : zero

Every GP in Australia has this sort of remit from patients and government – with Medicare rebateable level B consults. Patients are free to see any GP they want (as I am fond of saying, in this country, patients have doctors, not the other way round). GPs are free to set whatever price they deem their service is worth – and can serve any group of patients in the community well. The government generally steps out of the way and avoids micro-managing. This is one of the reasons why having a great GP and great general practice, and using them regularly and appropriately is so good for your health, and why Australians enjoy such good health and primary care.

We await some further paperwork and advice from the Federal Government via Adelaide PHN in regard to exactly what their requirements of us are. Hopefully, their brief will have more in common with Mick’s missive above than the 16 different new item numbers they have generated for the act of marrying vaccines and patients in the community. Otherwise, it could all end like Warhol and the Stones – when Mick Jagger took it upon himself to handwrite the track names over Warhol’s art. Warhol never forgave him and their partnership ended there.

Fingers crossed – sanitised not sticky!

Check which phase you are eligible to be vaccinated in here.

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 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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