Time For Telehealth

Time For Telehealth

GPs across the country are desperate to help stop the spread of Covid-19, but lack of Medicare Rebates is crippling their ability to provide telephone care to their patients Dr Suresh Khirwadkar General Practice is currently in a quandary. Apart from the abhorrent...
Skin Biopsies Explained

Skin Biopsies Explained

Skin biopsies are an integral part of the skin cancer diagnostic process, but they are also used for other skin conditions. Usually, we can diagnose a skin condition or a rash just from clinical examination and a careful history, but there are those times when we just...
Everything we know about CoronaVirus

Everything we know about CoronaVirus

What is CoronaVirus? Coronavirus is not just one virus but rather a family of viruses. The one that we are concerned about at present is the Novel Coronavirus, initially referred to as 2019-nCoV, now known as COVID-19 Where did it start? It is thought to have started...
Cognitive vs Procedural Co-billing

Cognitive vs Procedural Co-billing

The last few weeks, medical social media has been ablaze with discussions around the ‘nudge’ letters from The Department of Human Services. If you have missed the uproar and have no idea what it’s all about, it’s basically the government...
Skin Cancer – By the numbers

Skin Cancer – By the numbers

A patient recently asked me “what’s your numbers?”, “What’s your biopsy rates?” What she was referring to was my numbers for skin cancer biopsies. But what did she really mean and do the numbers make a difference? SCARD is an online...
Mediscare – Let the hunt begin!

Mediscare – Let the hunt begin!

It’s all over my social media right now. GPs are up in arms about it. They are threatening to quit, change specialties, or just leave the country. But do you even know what’s got them so riled up? The latest scare tactic, aka ‘nudge’, from the...
New Look

New Look

As you may have realised, the site has changed slightly. There’s been a number of changes over the last few weeks as I’ve been tinkering with it since changing over hosting providers. Hopefully, you will agree with me that it looks better now, easier to...
The Bulk Billing Conundrum

The Bulk Billing Conundrum

It seems that the Australian Government is constantly telling us that Bulk Billing rates are at an all-time high. The numbers they show certainly would seem to suggest that the rates are very high indeed. They claim over 86% GP bulk billing rates, however, the Royal...
Treatment options for skin cancer

Treatment options for skin cancer

Despite there being a good public health campaign for sun protection, skin cancer is a very common condition in Australia and New Zealand. All types, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are treatable, with some treatments even being...
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