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Medical Media Management

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This is a completely non-clinical piece. Over the last 3 years I have been doing a weekly radio “spot” on ABC radio in WA.  10 minutes, once a week with a mix of medical and health topics including some live talkback Q&A.  It has been a really interesting experience and I have learned a lot […]

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Lessons Hard Learned with Ryan Wallman

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Today’s episode of Lessons Hard Learned is a bit different. My guest is my former Med School classmate, former doctor and now successful marketing copywriter (Dr) Ryan Wallman.  Sounds intriguing eh? Ryan has generously shared his story – it is about the decision to get out of Medicine as a career. It is not something […]

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Clinical Case 095: Smashmouth vs. Surgeon

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Gday, it has been a few weeks since the last clinical case.  Today I have a rural trauma case with a twist.  I have been doing a lot of pondering around logistic and practical matters with regards to managing trauma in a smaller hospital.  I keep getting stuck on a few points – so I […]

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Contraception: Commonsense and controversy

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Welcome back.  I have had a few weeks off and this is the first podcast for a while. I have invited Dr Penny Wilson – our resident GP / Gynae / Women’s health expert back onto the podcast to discuss her approach to the common presentation of contraception counselling.  We also discuss the recent controversy […]

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Letter to my Registrars: On statins and stuff

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Last week in Australia – a 2 part documentary on the Catalyst program (ABC1) raised a lot of questions about the use of statins for the management of low-risk patient’s cholesterol levels.  This letter is addressed to my trainees.   Dear Registrars, By now you have probably had a few patients come through your door […]