Filed under Obstetrics & women’s health

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…

256 Shades of Grey: Learning the Art of Ultrasound

256 Shades of Grey: Learning the Art of Ultrasound

I’m back in Perth again after another cross-country jaunt, to the sunny Gold Coast in Queensland. It wasn’t for a locum job this time, but rather to attend a week long obstetric & gynaecology ultrasound course at the Australian Institute of Ultrasound. Anyone who’s been around twitter or FOAM would be well aware that ultrasound is … 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

Women’s Health Podcasts

Women’s Health Podcasts

I’m feeling a bit guilty about procrastinating from doing another clinical blog post, so in the meantime I’ll post a few links to FOAM podcasts that I’ve recorded with blogging / social media / FOAM guru and a personal hero of mine, Dr Casey Parker from Broomedocs.  Three of them are where I get to … Continue reading

Settling down in Derby town?

Settling down in Derby town?

The latest chapter in my locum journey has taken me back up to the warm northern parts of Australia, this time for a three week sojourn to Derby where my infatuation with the Kimberley has grown into a genuine love-affair. I expected that this would be another tough challenge for me. Derby is the smallest … Continue reading

Breaking out of the Comfort Zone

Breaking out of the Comfort Zone

Yesterday I ran 12km in the HBF Run for a Reason along with 29,000 other people to help raise over $1.2 million for local health-related charities. It’s the third time that I’ve participated in a 12km event, having done the Perth City to Surf twice before, but this time I managed to complete the course … Continue reading

On being bonded

On being bonded

My name is Penny Wilson and I am a bonded doctor under the Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship Scheme. It’s a topic that it still considered somewhat of a taboo and although opinions on its fairness and effectiveness abound, no one seems to talk about what it is like for those who are bonded. So here … Continue reading