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The Good GP, the education podcast for busy GPs; brought to you by Dr Tim Koh, Dr Krystyna DeLange and Dr Sean Stevens, in collaboration with RACGP WA.

Disclaimer: The Good GP podcasts are for informational purposes only and do not constitute medical advice. Always seek the advice of a specialist GP or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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The Good GP, the education podcast for busy GPs; brought to you by Dr Tim Koh, Dr Krystyna DeLange and Dr Sean Stevens, in collaboration with RACGP WA.

Disclaimer: The Good GP podcasts are for informational purposes only and do not constitute medical advice. Always seek the advice of a specialist GP or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

    OCD – Episode 99

    OCD – Episode 99

    In this episode, the Good GP interviews Dr Lena Rennick and Dr Scott Blair-West on OCD.

    We explore the impacts OCD has on patients and strategies to normalise OCD; screening and detection; managing OCD in primary care and when to refer.

    Scott Blair-West is a consultant psychiatrist and medical director, OCD Program at The Melbourne Clinic. Dr Lena Rennick is GP registrar in Melbourne.

    Resources:
    Mood assessment program: https://moodassessment.com.au/

    Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) Therapy: https://iocdf.org/about-ocd/ocd-treatment/erp/

    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): https://iocdf.org/expert-opinions/expert-opinion-what-is-act/

    Recommended books
    Jon Abramowitz: http://www.jabramowitz.com/

    Jonathan Grayson: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/042527389X?ie=UTF8&linkCode=sl1&tag=bestpunchingbag-20&linkId=4da9d6c36f1fdaeeb0065f07d9956129&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl

    • 17 min
    Venous disease - Episode 98

    Venous disease - Episode 98

    In this week’s episode, the Good GP interviews vascular surgeon, Dr Samantha Peden on venous ulcers and chronic venous insufficiencies.

    We explore the prevalence in certain patients, presentations, the missed diagnoses and tips for differentiating venous and arterial ulcers. We also explore referrals and recommendations for GPs with patients presenting with possible venous disease, arterial disease and the management of venous ulcers, including dressing options.

    Dr Samantha Peden is a vascular surgeon at the Royal Brisbane, and Women’s Hospital.

    • 13 min
    Chest imaging and chest nodules – Episode 97

    Chest imaging and chest nodules – Episode 97

    In this week’s episode, the Good GP interviews radiologist, Dr Brendan Adler once again to discuss chest imaging tests and chest imaging nodules.

    We explore the types of imaging tests and the role they play in the diagnostic process. Brendan also covers chest nodules, the causes, risks, features to look out for and guidelines for follow-up.

    Dr Adler is a radiologist and CEO of Envision Radiology. Brendan has a special interest in thoracic, musculoskeletal and cardiac imaging.

    Don't miss our special 100th episode LIVE GOOD GP EVENT - This Wednesday 11 August 2021. Register here: https://www.racgp.org.au/racgp-digital-events-calendar/online-event-items/in-person/the-good-gp-live-special-100th-episode-event

    • 18 min
    Incidentalomas - Episode 96

    Incidentalomas - Episode 96

    In this week’s episode, the Good GP interviews radiologist, Dr Brendan Adler to discuss incidentalomas.

    We explore the common imaging that shows incidental findings, what GPs can do to prepare a patient for testing and what features to look out for. We also explore the differences with high resolution and normal resolution tests and what tests yield non-target organ incidentalomas.

    Dr Adler is a radiologist and CEO of Envision Radiology. Brendan has a special interest in thoracic, musculoskeletal and cardiac imaging.

    • 14 min
    LARCs - Episode 95

    LARCs - Episode 95

    In this week’s episode, the Good GP welcomes back Dr Karin Sekhon to discuss long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs).

    This episode covers LARCs and Intrauterine devices (IUDs). Karin explains how they work, the procedures, contraindications and side effects. We also cover contraceptive injections.

    Dr Sekhon is a practicing GP with a special interest in women's health.

    Helpful resources:
    LARCs RACGP journal article: https://www.racgp.org.au/afp/2017/october/larcs-as-first-line-contraception/
    Marie Stopes Australia: https://www.mariestopes.org.au/contraception/larc/
    SHQ contraception choices: https://shq.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Contraception-choices-2021_final.pdf
    SHQ LARC flyer: https://shq.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/SHQ-contraceptive-implant_web2019.pdf
    SHQ copper IUD: https://shq.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/SHQ-copper-IUD_web2019.pdf
    SHQ hormonal IUD: https://shq.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/SHQ-Hormonal-IUD_web2019.pdf
    SHQ contraceptive injection: https://shq.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/SHQ-contraceptive-injection_web2019.pdf

    • 16 min
    The pill - Episode 94

    The pill - Episode 94

    In this episode, the Good GP interviews Dr Karin Sekhon on the combined oral contraceptive pill.

    This episode covers approaching the consultation and what to discuss during the consult, how the pill works, the different pills and deciding which one to prescribe. We also cover the non-contraception reasons for prescribing the pill and the contraindications.

    Dr Sekhon is a practicing GP with a special interest in women's health.

    Helpful resources:
    Sexual health quarters COCP flyer: https://shq.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Combined-oral-contraceptive-pill-A3-web.pdf
    Supporting an informed choice: https://www.nps.org.au/news/combined-oral-contraceptive-pills-supporting-an-informed-choice
    Eligibility chart: https://www.fhi360.org/sites/default/files/media/documents/resource-chart-medical-eligibility-contraceptives-english.pdf
    Choosing a pill: https://www.nps.org.au/assets/ef8ba906a03e7080-f2801769e605-Choosing-a-combined-oral-contraceptive-pill.pdf

    • 15 min

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