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

 

‘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

Partridge Street General Practice is a Team working for You

It’s another busy week at Partridge Street General Practice working hard for our valued patients. Drs Nick Tellis and Nick Mouktaroudis have now been here since January 2014!

 

 

 

 

 

We at Partridge Street General Practice work as a Team and we’d like to introduce our New Practice Nurse – Ms Bev Gregg!

 

bev gregg new practice nurse at partridge street general practice

 

 

She brings a wealth of experience to the role as a Registered Nurse with special interests and skills in:

 

Chronic Disease Management and Care Planning

Immunisation

Asthma

Nurse Education

 

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So remember, we’re all here to help You.  Drs Nick Tellis and Nick Mouktaroudis will be there behind the scenes and whenever they’re needed to continue and support the great high quality care Partridge Street General Practice is known for.

 

 

Dr Gareth Boucher

Dr Penny Massy-Westropp

Dr Monika Moy

Dr Katherine Astill

Dr Nick Mouktaroudis

Dr Nick Tellis

Welcoming Dr Emmy Bauer to Partridge Street General Practice

General Practice – A Great Career

Dr Emmy Bauer will commence her specialist General Practice training with Partridge Street General Practice in 2016. She commenced her medical career in Bio-Medical Science and then moved into Health Sciences and Medicine, working with IMVS Pathology, Flinders Medical Centre, Royal Adelaide Hospital in the Emergency Department, and more recently at the Margaret Tobin Centre.She has special interests in General Practice and Emergency Medicine.

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’ 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 Emmy Bauer as part of our growing Clinical Team and sharing her General Practice training journey with us.

Professional. Comprehensive. Empowering.

See just how we do it here.

Put your Money where your Mouth is #LCHF #running

Using ‘bro’ makes you leaner and stronger

Partridge Street General Practice is all about Health not sickness, so I’m taking a week off for some rest and relaxation! I’ll be running the 10km Dolphin Run on my break while the rest of our Team will be here to Help You. Let’s see how #LCHF and #running go together! 🍳⚡️🏃

Run Nick, Run!

See The Team here:
Dr Gareth Boucher

Dr Ali Waddell

Dr Emmy Bauer

Dr Nick Mouktaroudis 

Put up or shut up is a common call these days. We also ask people to put their money where their mouths are. Surely if it doesn’t work for them or they can’t show that it works, we shouldn’t do as they ask us to do. Putting my money where my mouth was in the past led to a lot of eating!

2003!

Let’s look at where I’ve come from here. This shows a weight of 96.7kg just after Christmas 2015. It also shows a DEXA scan previous to that (weight 93kg). Let’s see some exercise evidence before we get to the new scan!

winter morning runs hurt
afternoon runs are much better
running between thunderstorms is best
 

Luckily, no pictures exist of my time in the gym over the weekend. The interest may not be ready for the language I used upon meeting the heavy weights for the first time in a while. Even using the magic word – ‘bro’ – didn’t help. Enough stalling, where’s the July 2016 DEXA and weight?

 

you can see the weight loss
and here’s the lost fat you can’t see
That is 13kg down from Christmas 2015, with nearly half a kilo less visceral fat (fat that accumulates around the abdominal organs – important in the development of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes). This is with exercise and yes, a lot of the weight loss predates a formal ultra low carb diet, but I’m very heartened by these results. Let’s see how the next few weeks go!

 

July 2016 DEXA

Thanks to Adelaide Bodyscan for the DEXA imaging – feel free to head over there and see how you measure up (tell them I sent you!). If you liked this, check some previous #LCHF posts out here:

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Dr Gareth Boucher, Dr Ali Waddell, Dr Emmy Bauer, and Dr Nick Mouktaroudis – all Here to Help!

You can see the real thing at Partridge Street General Practice right here. See you next week!

Go Forth (Low Carb Week 4)

As promised, some body composition data!

Before
Also Before

This week has seen an improvement in eating. The eggs are making a regular appearance at lunch and breakfast has not been missed. My cough has gone, energy is high and I’ve had some good runs and solid gym sessions. I’ve even run down some Pokemons!

So how’s it going? What’s happening with weight, waist, and fat? Well…

Next Week

You’ll see next week!

Check out previous weeks here, here, and here, or see the real thing at Partridge Street General Practice here! Until next week…

Do I have the flu Doc?

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bah humbug

 

 

 

A very common question so HealthDirect (check your symptoms here) have put together an infographic.

 

 

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Infographic courtesy of
Healthdirect Australia

 

 

Remember, you probably don’t need antibiotics, but if you’re worried, we’re all here to help at Partridge Street General Practice!

 

Dr Penny Massy-Westropp

 

Dr Gareth Boucher

 

Dr Nick Tellis

 

Dr Nick Mouktaroudis

 

Dr Monika Moy

 

 

FREE flu vaccine for the following groups:

 

 

 

5 Things about Winter Colds

 

Winter is Coming! Everyone has a sniffle and they all want to give it to you. Why?

 

  1. Colds are more likely in Winter. The cold temperature seems to affect your immune system, making it more likely that you’ll suffer more viruses you might otherwise brush off.
  2. That snotty cough doesn’t always require antibiotics! Read more here.


3. Have you had your flu shot yet? It’s especially recommended for those at risk. Check with our practice nurses here.


4. Viruses can be spread by fomites (objects or materials which are likely to carry infection, such as clothes, utensils, and furniture) and direct contact…disinfect your hands, cover your mouth when coughing, and stay away from work if you’re unwell.

5. See your GP if you need to. If you’re feeling more unwell than you think you should, if you’re not getting better, or if you’re worried, the Good GP is here to help.

 

 

Get well soon or better still, don’t get unwell in the first place! How can you get healthier? Come in and find out…

Dr Ali Waddell

Dr Gareth Boucher

Dr Emmy Bauer

Dr Nick Mouktaroudis

Dr Nick Tellis