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In part-two of this two-part series, The Good GP once again interviews Dr Penny Wood and Dr Sally Murray on transgender medicine. In part two, we explore the approach to the gender affirming therapy including the options, the medications used and the assessment for readiness. Dr Sally Murray is a Sexual Health Physician and Dr Penny Wood is a GP, both with a special interest in transgender medicine. If you have a question or would like to get in touch with The Good GP, please email wa.events@racgp.org.au Resources: GPDU for Gender Affirming Healthcare - www.facebook.com/groups/483154695810266 Auspath - auspath.org.au/standards-of-care/ Equinox - equinoxdotorgdotau.files.wordpress.com/2018/…ormed - consent-guidelines.pdf UCSF - transcare.ucsf.edu/ Transhub - www.transhub.org.au/
In part-one of this two-part series, The Good GP interviews Dr Penny Wood and Dr Sally Murray on transgender medicine. In part one, we explore the GP’s role, psychological support and available resources, guidelines and online forums. Dr Sally Murray is a Sexual Health Physician and Dr Penny Wood is a GP, both with a special interest in transgender medicine. If you have a question or would like to get in touch with The Good GP, please email wa.events@racgp.org.au Resources: GPDU for Gender Affirming Healthcare - https://www.facebook.com/groups/483154695810266 Auspath - https://auspath.org.au/standards-of-care/ Equinox - https://equinoxdotorgdotau.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/equinox-informed - consent-guidelines.pdf UCSF - https://transcare.ucsf.edu/ Transhub - https://www.transhub.org.au/
In this episode, The Good GP interviews Dr Hooi Ee on the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program and the role GPs play. Dr Hooi Ee is a specialist Gastroenterologist and head of Gastroenterology at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth. If you have a question or would like to get in touch with The Good GP, please email thegoodgp@gmail.com.au
In this episode, The Good GP interviews Dr Vance Manins on CT Coronary calcium scoring. Vance explains CT Coronary calcium scoring and the difference between CT Coronary calcium scores and CT coronary angiography. This episode also covers when to refer for a scan and tips for interpreting the scans and calcium scores for your patients. Dr Vance Manins is a cardiologist with a special interest in advanced cardiac failure and cardiac imaging, particularly all aspects of echo and cardiac CT. Resource: https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/Bundles/For-Professionals/for-professionals-coronary-artery-calcium-scoring If you have a question or would like to get in touch with The Good GP, please email wa.events@racgp.org.au
In part-two of this two-part series, The Good GP interviews Dr Mike Millard on internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy, or iCBT and This Way Up, the evidence-based online treatment for anxiety and depression. In part two, Mike covers the courses available on This Way Up. We also explore who can access This Way Up and how GPs can refer/prescribe. Dr Mike Millard is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director of the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUAD) at St Vincent’s Hospital and the University of NSW. This Way Up: thiswayup.org.au/ If you have a question or would like to get in touch with The Good GP, please email wa.events@racgp.org.au
In part-one of this two-part series, The Good GP interviews Dr Mike Millard on internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy, or iCBT and This Way Up, the evidence-based online treatment for anxiety and depression. In part one, Mike explains the online treatment, its effectiveness and who is a good candidate for iCBT. Dr Mike Millard is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director of the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUAD) at St Vincent’s Hospital and the University of NSW. This Way Up: https://thiswayup.org.au/ If you have a question or would like to get in touch with The Good GP, please email wa.events@racgp.org.au
In this special episode of The Good GP, Dr Sean Stevens speaks with Dr Helen Wilcox and Caroline Morling on doctors mental health and suicide. In memory of Dr Jono Morling, this episode covers the important issue of doctors mental health and suicide. Jono's wife, Caroline, bravely shares Jono's story with the aim of helping other doctors. Resources to assist doctors in need: Doctor's Health Advisory Services provide a confidential, anonymous, 24 hour/7 days a week advice line in each Australian state, staffed by doctors, for doctors and medical students with health or personal problems. You will receive a response from a doctor within 4 hours of a call. Doctor's Health Services: ACT - 02 9437 6552 NT - 08 8366 0250 SA - 08 8366 0250 VIC - 03 9280 8712 NSW - 02 9437 6552 QLD - 07 3833 4352 TAS - 1800 991 997 WA - 08 9321 3098 If it is an emergency and you need to speak to someone immediately then call Lifeline on 131 114.
In this episode, The Good GP interviews GPs and medicinal cannabis prescribers, Dr Jamil Khan and Dr Lewis MacKinnon on prescribing cannabis and its use in chronic non-cancer pain. This episode covers the types of cannabinoids and what can be used in Australia, the evidence and indications for treating chronic non-cancer pain. We also explore the process for GPs to become a registered prescriber and the process involved in prescribing patients and managing their expectations. If you have a question or would like to get in touch with The Good GP, please email wa.events@racgp.org.au
In this episode, The Good GP interviews exercise physiologist, Ryan O’Connor on high intensity interval training, or HiiT. This episode covers what is HiiT, the benefits, screening and why prescribe HiiT to your patients. Ryan is a Director of Absolute Balance and regular columnist in ‘Australian Men’s Fitness Magazine’. If you have a question or would like to get in touch with The Good GP, please email wa.events@racgp.org.au
Dementia – Episode 107

Dementia – Episode 107

2022-05-2728:451

In this special episode, The Good GP interviews the podcasters of Dementia in Practice, GPs Dr Hilton Koppe, Dr Marita Long and Dr Steph Daly. This episode covers who might be assessed for dementia and the assessment in general practice, the screening tools available for GPs and tips for history taking. We also explore the diagnosis framework and the exclusion and inclusion criteria to consider. Resources discussed: - Dementia in training podcast: https://dta.com.au/general-practitioners/#podcast - Supporting slides: https://www.racgp.org.au/FSDEDEV/media/documents/20210415-Key-slides-Demystifying-dementia-webinars.pdf - GP resources: https://www.racgp.org.au/FSDEDEV/media/documents/20211012-GP-Resources-updated.pdf - GP resources page on DTA website: https://dta.com.au/general-practitioners/ Want to learn more? The RACGP and Dementia Training Australia have a three-part webinar series for GPs: www.racgp.org.au/online-events/search-events?series=DemystifyingDementia If you have a question or would like to get in touch with The Good GP, please email wa.events@racgp.org.au
In this episode, The Good GP interviews Dr Grace Phua for an update on syphilis. Dr Phua provides an update on the syphilis outbreak over the past few years. We explore the symptoms and presentations, congenital syphilis, testing and treatment. Dr Grace Phua is a GP who works for the Metropolitan Communicable Disease Control under North Metro Health Service. The RACGP recently recorded a syphilis webinar. For more information, access the webinar here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpFKsMcB5Uw
In part two of this two-part series, the Good GP interviews Clinical Professor Peter Silbert on the topic of peripheral neuropathy. In this episode, Dr Silbert explores the management of neuropathies in general practice and when to refer. Dr Peter Silbert is a Neurologist at Perth Neurophysiology and has completed advanced training in Neurophysiology. He is a Clinical Professor of Neurology (University of Western Australia) and is on the board of the Neurological Council of Western Australia. Dr Silbert was also the interviewee in our highest rating episode to date, episode 55 on migraine management and treatment.
In this special COVID-19 episode, The Good GP interviews Kerry Fitzsimons and Claire Italiano on COVID antiviral medications. We explore what antiviral treatments are available for patients with COVID, the contraindications and indications, and the GP's role. Kerry Fitzsimons is the Manager of Medicines and Technology Unit, Clinical Excellence Division, WA Department of Health. Claire Italiano is an Infectious Diseases Physician at Royal Perth Hospital. This episode was recorded on 15 March 2022. As information on COVID-19 changes daily, please note that some of the advice in this podcast may no longer be current by the time of listening.
Over the next two episodes, the Good GP interviews Clinical Professor Peter Silbert on the topic of peripheral neuropathy. In this episode, Dr Silbert provides clear insights into the causes, presentations and investigations of peripheral neuropathies, a common GP condition that affects 25% of people over the age of 70. Dr Peter Silbert is a Neurologist at Perth Neurophysiology and has completed advanced training in Neurophysiology. He is a Clinical Professor of Neurology (University of Western Australia) and is on the board of the Neurological Council of Western Australia. Dr Silbert was also the interviewee in our highest rating episode to date, episode 55 on migraine management and treatment.
In this episode, The Good GP interviews Dr Alison Archibald on the topic of genetic carrier screening. We explore what is genetic carrier screening, what it involves and the conditions that can be screened for. Alison also explains the GP’s role in discussing genetic carrier screening with their patients, the genetic carrier screening process and genetic counselling. Dr Archibald is an Certified Genetic Counsellor at the Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS). Resources discussed Genetic carrier screening 101: https://rise.articulate.com/share/RSsCDVoPbuwQasGE6N9pIuyJUw8N5KES#/lessons/by3y2M9LYzCWv2XrhxyrWku_BYvl4BxE Carrierscreening.org.au: https://carrierscreening.org.au/ Beware the rare module: https://bewaretherare.com.au/carrier-screening/ VCGS: https://www.vcgs.org.au/
In this special COVID-19 episode, The Good GP interviews podcast regular, Prof Paul Effler on the Omicron variant. We explore what is Omicron, how it behaves and compares to the other variants. We also briefly cover other variants and explore the need for ongoing boosters. Professor Paul Effler is the Senior Medical Advisor, Communicable Disease Control Directorate, WA Department of Health and Clinical Professor, University of Western Australia. This episode was recorded on 9 January 2022. As information on COVID-19 changes daily, please note that some of the advice in this podcast may no longer be current by the time of listening.
In this special COVID-19 vaccination episode, The Good GP interviews Dr Angie Berkhout, paediatric infectious diseases physician at the Royal Children's Hospital, on the COVID-19 vaccination rollout in children aged 5-11. In this episode, we cover the vaccinations available for children, schedules, efficacy, contraindications and precautions. We also bust some common myths regarding the COVID-19 vaccine in children. This episode was recorded on 5 January 2022. As information on COVID-19 changes daily, please note that some of the advice in this podcast may no longer be current by the time of listening.
In the second part of this two-part series, The Good GP is joined again by Frances Mulcahy. In part two, Fran discusses the practical ways to welcome the gender diverse community into our practices and breaks down some myths around gender medicine.
In this two-part series, The Good GP interviews Frances Mulcahy on welcoming the gender diverse community into our practices. In part one, former GP, Fran explains how someone from the gender diverse community may present to their GP and getting terminology and pronouns right in gender medicine.
In this special live episode, the Good GP hosts doctors Tim Koh, Krystyna De Lange and Sean Stevens chat about self-care. How to motivate patients to practice self-care, helping children and teenagers and taking a look at doctors' wellbeing and self-care. This live episode was recorded on 11 August 2021 in celebration of 100 episodes. Enjoying the Good GP? Don't forget to give us a like, a review and a follow. Additional resources: For doctors treating other doctors, we recommend you watch this useful webinar: https://www.racgp.org.au/racgp-digital-events-calendar/online-event-items/on-demand/treating-doctor-patients-tips-and-traps
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jany dim

thanks

Oct 12th
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mahsa soltan nejad

Thanks for your great podcast! I really enjoy listening to it and recommend it to my colleagues as well. Though, as doctors who English is not their mother language, it would be very helpful for us if you could speak more slowly and clearly

Jul 7th
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