Archives for May 2013

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Dysmenorrhea with Dr Penny Wilson

Dysmenorrhea is a very common problem in primary care, and can even turn up in the ED from time to time. As a bloke GP mainly doing ED stuff, I rarely have to treat it beyond suggesting some OTC NSAIDs and a hot pack. So I have teamed up with Dr Penny Wilson (@nomadicgp) who […]

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Clinical Case 085: the trouble with Phineas

Imagine this scenario. You turn up to work your day shift and see you have been assigned to the Obs ward for the morning.  It is your task to see the dozen or so patients sleeping off the evils of the night before in the small ward out back of the ED.  You know the […]

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#Savetelederm

The pain felt almost metallic in nature, which didn’t mean anything to me at the time. He had returned from Thailand with a strange rash over his flank that two other experienced GP’s at my practice could not identify when I sought their help.  Just then a still small voice flashed into my consciousness about […]

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Dr Geordan Shannon – the Pap smear podcast

May is still Women’s health month – so I invited my mate Dr Geordan Shannon back onto the podcast in order to get a refresher on cervical cancer screening – yes, the dreaded Pap smear. Geordan is a passionate advocate and researcher for Women’s health, sexual health and especially Aboriginal health issues related to reproduction […]

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SOLVing the swab dilemma

OK, I have a confession to make.  I am a truly appalling gynaecologist!  I know, I claim to be a generalist – one who loves it all – but when it comes to the non-pregnant women I admit that I am sometimes less than enthusiastic. Now this is not such a dilemma as I work […]