Welcome to Broome Docs
Welcome to Broome Docs, this site is intended to provide a single source of up-to-date educational material for country doctors.
Country docs are “jacks of all trades”, GPs, Anaesthetists, part-time intensivists, O&G, Paeds, Psych …. basically the doctors in the country who have to deal with whatever rolls in the door.
I am a Broome Doc, working in the town of Broome – NW Western Australia. As you can see, Broome is a long way from pretty much anywhere. Over the years I have found my best ëducation” has come from those hallway meetings with my colleagues where we think through the difficult, urgent or ”out-there” medicine that we see on a day to day basis. I work with a great team of doctors, we are all true generalists and often struggle with trying to manage some pretty specialist medicine in our small hospital.
The aim of this site is to provide a single place for all you time-poor doctors to come and get quality education, clinical tips and interact with one another without having to search all over the internet. I also hope to bring you a series of mini-lectures from specialists who deal with the things we see once or twice a year every daÿ! As a busy GP I am more than happy to stand on the shoulders of academic giants, I find the good ones have a great way of keeping the complex simple – just the way I like it.
I hope this site can expand this brain pool of rural doctors – please feel free to leave comments on the cases and posts presented – we can all learn from one another – no matter how far we are from the really smart guys in the big centres. There is a lot of good stuff out there, but it takes a long time to sort the quality gems from the rest – we can do it for you and save you a lot of time!
I am Carlo, an Italian emergency physician and a blogger too.
I do really appreciate your blog. Very interesting, informative and helpful
Really enjoyed learning about your blog and use of Social Media as a rural GP in Rural Doctor Feb 2013 edition. Great stuff!
I am a 3rd year ED resident in the US. ( I guess that is the equivalent of your senior registrars?). Anyway, I was wondering if you had any advice on spending some time with some rural medicine ED docs in Australia. I have an elective and am sure I would really enjoy this experience. I don’t even know where to start with this.