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Dr Penny Wilson vs. Casey Parker on PCOS

Dr Penny Wilson vs. Casey Parker on PCOS

Originally posted on FOAM4GP:
Hi All Following on from Dr Rob’s post on men with an inadequate testosterone level – this week Penny and I are exploring the other end of the spectrum – the ladies with a little too much androgen – yes – the very common, yet entirely confusing PCOS podcast. No…

Rural Doctors Masterclass Roundup

Rural Doctors Masterclass Roundup

I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the recent Rural Doctors Masterclass on Kangaroo Island at the end of my locum placement. This was the brainchild of Tim from ruraldoctors.net and KIdocs.org with the intention of bringing cutting edge FOAM concepts to practicing rural doctors with the assistance of small group learning and … Continue reading

Clinical Quiz: The Rosy Cheeked Child

Clinical Quiz: The Rosy Cheeked Child

A quick spot-diagnosis quiz for this common childhood presentation. The case: A 4 year old child is sent home from daycare with a bright red facial rash on the cheeks. He has been otherwise well, although his mother reports that several other family members had cold symptoms a couple of weeks ago. On examination he … Continue reading

The Travel Consultation

The Travel Consultation

I have returned from Bali all bikini-tanned, buffet-fed, spa-pampered and utterly relaxed. It was a fantastic weekend, the highlight of which was the beautiful wedding of a gorgeous friend and the outrageously fun after-party. But back to reality now and so here is, as promised, my approach to the pre-travel consultation. This is just the … Continue reading

What’s in your overseas doctor’s bag?

What’s in your overseas doctor’s bag?

One of the great advantages of being an unemployed bum a locum doctor is the ability take holidays whenever you want without having to worry about applying for leave, arranging cover or abandoning patients and colleagues. Mindful of taking full advantage of my situation, I’m packing up my bags and heading off to Europe this … Continue reading