Alcohol31 May 2014
Dr Amy Pennay, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, Turning Point, discusses some of the reasons why alcohol is such a popular and valued commodity in Australia, as well as some of the common problems caused by alcohol.
GP supervisor research skills30 Apr 2014
Dr Penny Abbott, Senior Lecturer with the Department of General Practice at the University of Western Sydney, discusses the needs, motivators and barriers of GP supervisors when using and participating in research.
Perinatal mental health31 Mar 2014
Professor Anne Buist, Director of Women's Mental Health at the University of Melbourne, Austin Health and Northpark hospital discusses perinatal mental health with a particular focus on managing medications in general practice
The child having difficulties at school31 Mar 2014
Professor Frank Oberklaid, Director of the Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, talks about the role of the GP in assessment of the child who is having difficulties at school.
Chronic headache28 Feb 2014
Professor Roy Beran discusses the diagnosis and management of chronic headaches, including issues regarding definition of headaches, recognition of secondary headaches and the use of the ‘continuum of headache’ model.
Epilepsy in adults28 Feb 2014
Dr Meng Tan introduces current issues in the diagnosis and management of adult epilepsy, including classification of epileptic seizures and the role of general practitioners in management of this condition.
Multimorbidity30 Nov 2013
Professor Mark Harris discusses the increasing problem of multimorbidity and possible approaches to better managing these patients in general practice
Overdiagnosis30 Nov 2013
Professor Jenny Doust introduces the concept of overdiagnosis and describes the various ways this is occurring in general practice and the potential harms associated
Resource allocation30 Nov 2013
Dr Patrick Byrnes talks about resource allocation in general practice outlining potential sources of time waste and some practical suggestions for achieving optimal outcomes for our effort
Osteoarthritis31 Oct 2013
Professor Graeme Jones discusses the epidemiology, pathophysiology and management of osteoarthritis, including current and potential future treatment options.
Systemic lupus erythematosus30 Sep 2013
Dr Alberta Hoi considers systemic lupus erythematosus including the variety of presentations, diagnosis and management options
Multiple myeloma30 Sep 2013
Dr Dipti Talaulikar discusses multiple myeloma including when to consider the diagnosis, and management options
Early response to psychological trauma31 Aug 2013
Associate Professor Darryl Wade talks about early response to psychological trauma and what GPs can do.
SSRIs and adolescents31 Aug 2013
Michael Gordon reviews the side effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in adolescents
Bipolar disorder31 Aug 2013
Philip Mitchell discusses the diagnosis and management of bipolar disorder
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus31 Jul 2013
Dr Alison Nankervis helps us negotiate the confusion around the diagnosis and management Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
Metabolic Syndrome31 Jul 2013
Professor Mark Harris discusses the Metabolic Syndrome including how and why to make the diagnosis and principles of management in general practice.
Obesity in general practice31 Jul 2013
Professor John Dixon discusses the management of obesity in general practice including first line lifestyle interventions and more intensive treatment strategies.
Patients with medically unexplained symptoms30 Jun 2013
Dr Louise Stone discusses her research article in the July issue of AFP on GP management of patients with medically unexplained symptoms.
Hepatitis B infection30 Jun 2013
Dr Benjamin Cowie discusses the epidemiology, natural history and management of hepatitis B infection, including screening tests, public health issues and current treatment options.
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