Dr Liz Sturgiss is a GP from our nations capital. Those of you who know me will know that for me to recommend something from Canberra, it’s got to be good. This is. Grab a cup of tea or coffee and settle down for a good read from a great GP on the best job in the world. Here’s an excerpt to whet your appetite and read on at the link.
The senior GP in full flight practising quality medicine in a busy clinic looks like they are doing a simple job, but you can only see the surface. They make it look easy.
General practice is a specialty that cannot be done by anyone else “just as well”, even though it’s not very flashy and sometimes seems simple.
Without an underwater camera, much of general practice, like synchronised swimming, remains a mystery.
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:
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?
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.
All at PartridgeGP’s wonderful new rooms – now at 670 Anzac Highway at the corner of Anzac Highway, Brighton Road, and Tapleys Hill Road with ample free car parking accessible from Brighton Road or Anzac Highway!! Public transport is close (tram and bus) and the practice is easily accessible on foot.