Tagged with obstetrics

Between one year and forever

Between one year and forever

“Somewhere between one year and forever” It’s been my standard reponse whenever anyone has asked me how long I plan to stay in Canada. It’s typically accompanied by a non-committal shrug of the shoulders and a look that says don’t ask me hard questions. I recently celebrated that one year milestone with a steep hike … Continue reading

Feeling at Home in Hedland

Feeling at Home in Hedland

When I told people that I was going to work in Port Hedland for a few weeks, the typical response was a wrinkled nose, a sympathetic murmur, or a well meaning warning … “you know it’s a bit of a shithole, right?” Admittedly, Hedland is not the most picturesque place in Australia. The landscape is stark; unfathomably long … Continue reading

All That Glitters Is Not Gold

All That Glitters Is Not Gold

I’m into my second year as a locum now and my search continues for the perfect country town to call home. After a fairly length break from clinical work, 2014 kicked off with a four week stint in the wild west town of Kalgoorlie. Kalgoorlie is an historic gold rush town, established alongside the “Golden Mile,” … Continue reading

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

Sorry… But Are You Really a Doctor?

Sometimes I get the distinct impression that the general public believe that doctors graduate from medical school as middle aged men. This attitude presents itself repeatedly in social situations. Many times when meeting new people I have mentioned that I work at the local hospital or GP clinic, only to be met with the response “oh, … Continue reading