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[5 min read] How to manage patients with ageing concerns

ageing concerns

Doctors in primary care often hear their patients’ concerns about age-related skin changes. In most cases, these are only body-image issues, and there are no medical indications for treatment. However, what starts as insecurity about one’s physical appearance can quickly translate into depression, anxiety, a decrease in social and physical activity, and a lower quality […]

[4 min read] Medical nutrition for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

fatty liver disease

Did you know that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease affects at least 1 in 4 people worldwide (1)? The condition is reversible in patients who implement lifestyle changes such as medical nutrition therapy, and primary care physicians are in a pivotal position for prevention, screening, and care.

[Explainer] CPD changes explained for Australian doctors

CPD changes

Many doctors are unsure about the 2023 changes to CPD accreditation. Let’s clarify what the changes involve and what you need to do to comply.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [6 February]

case discussion

This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Renuka Ranasinghe, features a hospital worker in her late 60s who was sent in for a skin cancer check by her hairdresser who had noticed a benign pigmented seborrhoeic keratosis on the back of the patient’s neck.

[7 min watch] How CPD has changed & how you can easily meet the new requirements

HealthCert 365

Do you know how the CPD requirements have changed for doctors practising in Australia in 2023, and what you need to do to comply? Paul Elmslie, Founder & CEO of HealthCert Education, provides a comprehensive explanation of the CPD changes, what they mean for doctors, and how HealthCert can help you meet your annual requirements […]

[5 min read] How to assess risk of breast and ovarian cancers

breast cancer

The risk of cancer, particularly breast and ovarian cancers, can cause significant anxiety among women presenting to the general practitioner. Therefore, it is essential to understand the risk factors associated with these cancers and to be able to explain these risks to women.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [30 January]

case discussion

In this week’s case discussion, we revisit an interesting case from Dr Slavko Doslo. An 80-year-old male patient reports an ulcer on his finger that is slow to heal over the past several weeks.

[2 min watch] Most common skin presentations in primary care

skin presentations

Did you know over 16 per cent of GP consultations involve a skin problem?* In this short video, dermatologist Dr Christopher Ross talks about the most common skin complaints seen in the primary care setting in Australia.

Research summary: What clinicians need to know about aggressive head & neck SCC

aggressive SCC

Squamous cancers are very common in the primary care population in Australia, as we all know. And, depending on our location in Australia and the population we are caring for, SCC can be the commonest cutaneous malignancy.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [23 January]

case discussion

In this week’s case discussion, we revisit an interesting case from Dr Terry Harvey. Do you see anything noteworthy in this wide shot of the legs? What do you think of the circled lesion (dermoscopy provided)?


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