Welcoming Dr Penny Massy-Westropp to Partridge Street General Practice

 

Dr Penny undertook her medical training at the University of Adelaide prior to travelling to the UK to complete a Diploma in Anaesthetics. She then worked in WA & SA while completing Fellowship in General Practice. Bringing 21 years of GP experience to Partridge Street General Practice, she also has an ongoing commitment to Indigenous health with regular visits to remote NT communities.

 

 

 

She loves the local Glenelg area and is keen to hit the ground running with the rest of our Great Team here at Partridge Street!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We look forward to having Dr Penny Massy-Westropp as part of our growing Clinical Team and sharing her experience with us and our valued patients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional. Comprehensive. Empowering.

 

 

 

 

See just how we do it here.

 

 

Dr Gareth Boucher

 

 

Dr Penny Massy-Westropp

 

 

Dr Monika Moy

 

 

Dr Katherine Astill

 

 

Dr Nick Mouktaroudis

 

 

Dr Nick Tellis

 

Welcoming Dr Monika Moy to Partridge Street General Practice

 

Dr Monika Moy graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1991 and after training in various Adelaide hospitals and general practices, completed her general practice qualification in 1996.

 

 

Dr Monika has particular interests in preventive health, women’s health and contraception and is trained to insert and remove the Implanon contraceptive device.

 

 

She is accredited for Obstetric Shared Care which involves providing part of a patient’s pregnancy care in conjunction with public hospitals and particularly enjoys this aspect of her practice.

 

 

Dr Monika is enthusiastic about explaining her patients’ conditions to them so that they have a better understanding of their health.

 

 

 

Special interests:

 

Women’s Health including contraception and menopause

 

Chronic disease management

 

Cardiovascular (heart disease) risk factor reduction

 

 

 

 

Dr Monika Moy

 

 

 

 

 

We are very excited to have Dr Monika Moy share her experience and skills with our valued patients as part of our growing Clinical Team!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional. Comprehensive. Empowering.

 

 

See just how we do it here.

 

 

Dr Gareth Boucher

 

 

Dr Penny Massy-Westropp

 

 

Dr Monika Moy

 

 

Dr Katherine Astill

 

 

Dr Nick Mouktaroudis

 

 

Dr Nick Tellis

Welcoming Dr Katherine Astill to Partridge Street General Practice

General Practice – A Great Career

 

 

Dr Katherine Astill will commence her specialist General Practice training with Partridge Street General Practice in August 2017. She graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia in 2009 and furthered her education with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Deakin University in 2013. After holding positions with the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, she has decided to specialise in General Practice, with a special interest in Women’s and Children’s Health completing her Diploma of Child Health in 2016.
Dr Katherine has a passion for holistic care and preventative health.

 

 

She loves the local Glenelg area and is keen to hit the ground running with the rest of our Great Team here at Partridge Street!

 

 

 

 

 

Partridge Street General Practice is an accredited General Practice and is further accredited by our Regional General Practice Training Provider GPEx.

 

 

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.

 

 

Teaching Practice of the Year

 

 

All of our doctors here at Partridge Street General Practice are fully qualified ‘Fellows’ (or are studying towards this) 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 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.

 

 

We look forward to having Dr Katherine Astill as part of our growing Clinical Team and sharing her General Practice training journey with us.

 

 

 

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Professional. Comprehensive. Empowering.

 

 

 

 

See just how we do it here.

Dr Gareth Boucher

Dr Penny Massy-Westropp

Dr Monika Moy

Dr Katherine Astill

Dr Nick Mouktaroudis

Dr Nick Tellis

 

Why do Men taking Viagra get More Skin Cancers?


Men who use Viagra seem to have a higher incidence of skin cancer! Why?

Have a look here

At Partridge Street General Practice we believe an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Your skin is the largest organ of your body and Australia has the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. How can we help you?

Firstly, be SUNSMART. 

– stay more in the shade

– wear a protective hat (I like the Chappell style broad brimmed cricket hat)

– cover up, long sleeved loose fitting clothing keeps you cool and keeps you safe

– sunglasses (also keep you cool 😎)

– sunscreen (SPF>30, re-apply every 2 hrs)

– limit your time in the sun (is there an app for that?)


Skin cancers can be split into two main groups, melanoma skin cancers (MSC) and non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSC).  If you have a close family member with melanoma, or you’ve had a past melanoma, you’re at increased risk of melanoma. If you’ve had non-melanoma skin cancer before the age of 40, you’re at increased risk of melanoma. However, you’re far more likely to have NMSC than melanoma and these are the NMSC risk factors:

– fair complexion

– you burn rather than tan

– light eye colour

– light or red hair

– over 40 years old

– male

– multiple solar keratoses

– high levels of ultraviolet exposure

– previous NMSC (60% of those diagnosed with NMSC will have another within 3 years)

– immunosuppression

So we’ve covered prevention – what next? If you’re in one of the risk groups above or if you’ve got an area of skin you’re concerned about, check it out and write it down. 


Then see Dr Nick Mouktaroudis here at Partridge Street General Practice for a comprehensive skin check and treatment plan. 

Here to Help

Look after yourself – we’re here to help!

How Does Homeopathy Work?

Australian General Practitioners undertake extensive training (see here) in Western medical approaches to health and illness. It’s also important to know what you don’t know. Therefore I have prepared a #FOAMed blog post on ‘how homeopathy works’. 

Many people believe this:

Placebo

If you want to know how homeopathy works, click here!

Remember, we’re here to help at Partridge Street General Practice – say hi here!

Here to Help

City to Bay 2016


What a day! I had a great run and I’m not going to even mention all the eating I did afterwards!

Huge congratulations to:

Dr Martin Davey from Rose Street General Practice who was the fastest GP from Glenelg – 57.31 – magnificent effort!

Martin – you Legend!

Dr Jennie Wright, for running a great time, but mostly for getting us all organised and setting up the fundraising for Zaidi Ya Dreams (donate here). 

Dr Lane Hinchcliffe for running the full 12kms after breaking his leg in 2015 (I won’t post his selfie here…I will release it for the right amount to charity 😉)

To Bayside Family Musculoskeletal Practice and The Health Hub for the fastest male and female runners respectively!

And finally to the awesome team at Partridge Street General Practice who walked, cooked, prepared, fundraised, and supported our patients (and me!) for far more than 12kms in September!!

This week, we’re all back to work – and looking forward to bigger and better things to come in 2016 and beyond!

Bookings here

And here’s what’s coming…

Bigger and Better

5 Things About Low Carb

On the 25th of June this year, I started a little experiment. I was a Guinea Pig. I felt my chubby cheeks and willingness to run around made me a good choice of test subject. 

Great teaching award, but work to be done!

I got some advice
I did some exercise.
I measured some things
I ran a little bit. 

Along the way I made some connections, raised a little money for charity, drank lots of coffee, worked hard, and had fun. 

Coffee and Website


What have I learned?


1. Exercise for mental health and to do things (walk up a hill, explore a new place, move furniture). Your basal metabolic rate goes down as you age and you tend to eat the same amount (or more) and your exercise is generally less vigorous. 

Exercise – sometimes it hurts!

2. Weight loss comes from your diet. Don’t kid yourselves. See 1. above. I’ve run faster before but with far more training. My time in this years City to Bay was based on weight loss not kilometres of training.

before
after

3. Sugar is addictive and unequivocally bad for you. Sugar crashes hurt. I have nothing good to say about sugar. 

Water – still best for you

4. Routine works. During the time I was watching my diet and trying to train, life tried to get in the way. If you don’t make time to train it won’t happen. No excuses. 

5. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. 
I had a ball working all of these things out, but my main passion in life is Partridge Street General Practice. If you’re thinking of seeing us as a patient or aspire to working here and being part of an awesome team, say hi right here!

Run Forrest, Run!

‘Ear all about it – #justaGP

Remember, we’re still OPEN as normal, even with the tramworks! Bookings right HERE!

You may have heard recently that GPs are blowing out the budget bottom line. I know it’s hard to hear me over the noise of another politician’s helicopter ride but bear with me. GPs train for over 10 years to get where they are, and where they are is here for You. So, to avoid us all draining the nation’s funds before the next round of politicians drinking games, here’s some free information!

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It’s a horrible thing when your little person is inconsolable with a sore ear. I’ve seen so many parents turn up after dark with an unhappy child in tow, at their wits end. Do they need antibiotics? It turns out the answer is generally no. Have some pain relievers on hand – Paracetamol or Ibuprofen – and you’ll get through the night. Look at the statistics below with only 5% of earaches (Acute Otitis Media – AOM) improving with antibiotics. 

Five Per Cent

Here’s a handy little chart!

Source : the excellent Royal Childrens Hospital

So stock up, save some money, and relax. If you’re still worried, Your GP is here at Partridge Street General Practice and Your After Hours GP is here

Take care, see us if you need us!

Partridge Street General Practice – Here to Help

One more Sleep


Good luck to all the runners (and walkers)!

Remember:

Sponsor/fund Zaidi Ya Dreams here

Say hi to Partridge Street General Practice here

Here to Help

Competition…Together (Week 8 of #LCHF)

Working Together

As you all know, I’ll be running in this years City to Bay as one of my goals in my LCHF journey. I was recently privileged to be at GP Supervisor training organised by GPEx and, in addition to some great education and training, it was a great opportunity to catch up with some of my fellow GPs in Glenelg. Dr Lane Hinchcliffe owns The Health Hub and Dr Jennie Wright is the driving force behind Bayside Family Medical and Musculoskeletal Practice, both at Glenelg. Dr Jennie has been supporting  the Zaidi Ya Dreams orphanage in Kenya for many years and is currently raising money to continue this. Being the competitive yet collaborative people we are…

Game On!
Feel free to pledge some money towards this worthy cause – you can do so by contacting Bayside, the Health Hub, or Partridge Street General Practice or right here!

Can’t wait!