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Tag: Primary Care
Have you considered growing your primary care general practice with skin cancer services? In this short video, Paul Elmslie (Founder & CEO of HealthCert Education and National Skin Cancer Centres) talks about the benefits of upskilling in skin cancer medicine in order to provide skin cancer diagnoses and treatments for your patients. Continue reading “[5 min watch] Growing your practice through skin cancer work”
Nutritional dermatoses are a group of skin conditions caused by a deficiency or imbalance of specific nutrients in the diet. These conditions can range from mild to severe, impacting a patient’s quality of life. Primary care doctors need to be aware of these conditions and how to assess and treat them. Continue reading “[5 min read] How to manage nutritional dermatoses”
“Throw out everything that’s in the patient’s cupboard!” How do you manage patients presenting in your practice with acne? In this short video, Aesthetic Doctor Dianne King gives her top three tips for managing acne patients, plus how to take an effective acne patient history to best inform your management plan. Continue reading “[4 min watch] Top 3 tips to manage acne & how to take acne patient history”
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 of life. Luckily, contemporary cosmetic treatments can improve ageing concerns in most patients, and most are adequate for a primary care setting. Continue reading “[5 min read] How to manage patients with ageing concerns”
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. Continue reading “[4 min read] Medical nutrition for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease”
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. Continue reading “[Explainer] CPD changes explained for Australian doctors”
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.
Continue reading “[5 min read] How to assess risk of breast and ovarian cancers”
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. Continue reading “[2 min watch] Most common skin presentations in primary care”
Lipomas are small deposits of benign fatty tissue affecting about 1 in 1,000 people. In this video, Professor Maurice Brygel provides a short demonstration on how to safely remove a lipoma in primary care.
Continue reading “[5 min watch ] How to surgically remove a lipoma”