Alternative…Patients – #kickback edition

Thanks George Forgan-Smith 😉



It’s the week after the RACGP AKT and KFP exams for some and before a busy week for others. You may be a little flat and the world may seem a bit chaotic at the moment so I thought I’d take a minute to remind us all of how good we have it in Australian General Practice.


What are some of the little things your patients have done for you? (#kickbacks 8-)) These are three that come to mind for me:




Sugar free, too 👍👍👍




When the person I squeezed in for an appointment because they were ‘really ill’ stopped the consult to give me a (sugar free 👍) lolly when I was coughing at the end of a long day with lots of sniffling kiddies.




A Series of Unfortunate Events




A lovely painting I got for ‘mates rates’ after helping someone through a ‘series of unfortunate events’ (see the main picture!)




Needs banana for scale 🍌




3. A fantastic steak dinner cooked for me when I was spotted sneaking out of the practice clutching a bag of chips on a big on call night.






What little things have your patients done for you? 



Sunset at Glenelg



Take a moment to have a think and feel grateful – we really do have the best job in the world!  👍


Dr Nick Tellis is passionate about great general practice. He’s a proud GP, beachside Adelaide practice owner, and a happy new father. He blogs at when not administrating on GPDU.


Contact Dr Nick Tellis at or 0882953200 if You would like to be:

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Care to Plan, Plan to Care

Whichever way you look at it, patients these days have higher expectations and usually more issues to sort out! Let us work together to Help You. Care Plans, Team Care Arrangements, Health Assessments, and Mental Health Care Plans may allow You to receive Medicare Rebates for Great Care from Our Team.



What are all of these Plans and Assessments? Think of Your Medical Care as being made up of two elements – Routine Care and Urgent/Emergency Care. Urgent/Emergency Care is when you see your GP because you’ve been unwell or hurt yourself, or when you present to Emergency with Chest Pain or after a major Accident. Routine Care might be an immunisation or a regular prescription, a Cervical Screening Test or a Skin Check. Imagine if You could have the time to Plan this Routine Care. What would You do?



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Australian GPs provide Great Care to their patients and part of this is due to prior planning preventing Urgent/Emergency Care. What are Your thoughts on Better Health?




From Medicare:




A chronic medical condition is one that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or longer, for example, asthma, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and stroke. There is no list of eligible conditions. However, these items are designed for patients who require a structured approach and to enable GPs to plan and coordinate the care of patients with complex conditions requiring ongoing care from a multidisciplinary care team. Your GP will determine whether a plan is appropriate for you.






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