….serving residents of southwest sydney since 1990

GPs look after type 2 diabetes as good as the diabetes centres

70-80% of patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) are managed in primary care in Australia. Patients managed in hospital based outpatients have the advantage of multi-disciplinary team care. They have dietitians, credentialled diabetes educator (CDE), physiotherapists and of course, the endocrinologist in the team. On…

Blood pressure tablets and lung cancer – is there a concern?

Most of you would have read about the recent study linking some medications used to treat blood pressure to the risk of lung cancer. This was published in the British Medical Journal last week. it was a bit of a surprise to some extent although once…

“Trust me, I’m a doctor” – please don’t take it for granted

“Trust me, I’m a doctor” is so universally accepted that we don’t even have to say it. Patients know that they can trust their doctors implicitly. What are we asking patients to trust us with though? The current debate or argument about the pros and cons…

Ondansetron in pregnancy – is it safe?

Nausea and vomiting affects up to 80% of pregnancies but severe nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy can affect up to 1% of pregnancy. Surprisingly, despite being a fairly common and debilitating condition, there are very few high quality and consistent studies looking at the efficacy…

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