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Listen to our experienced medical broadcasters, moderating engaging and educational discussions with leading experts and key opinion leaders. Each interview is ~10 minutes, so you can listen anywhere, anytime, to stay up-to-date on the go. Continuing professional development is also available for this program, click on the ‘accreditation points icon' for further details.

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138.1The treatment of COPD and the role of dual bronchodilation (15 mins)
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No one knows what it’s like to have COPD, not doctors or nurses, really. People with COPD are the only ones who can speak from experience. However, with the right treatments and appropriate inhalers, we (GPs) can help our patients be able to walk to the shops again or climb that flight of stairs, making a huge difference to their quality of life. So, listen to this interview to learn more.

Hosted by

Dr Brad McKay

Interviewees

  • Dr Christopher Worsnop, Respiratory Physician, MelbourneDr Christopher Worsnop, Respiratory Physician, Melbourne
  • Professor Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich, Clinical Pharmacist, The Woolcock Institute & University of SydneyProfessor Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich, Clinical Pharmacist, The Woolcock Institute & University of Sydney
138.2Herpes zoster (shingles) – Don’t wait to vaccinate your eligible patients (12 mins)
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Shingles, it’s more than just a rash; postherpetic neuralgia, facial scaring, vision loss and increased risk of stroke – these are all possible complications. In this interview we discuss vaccination as GP recommendation is the most important predictor of vaccine uptake.

Hosted by

Dr John D’Arcy

Interviewees

  • A/Professor Michael Woodward, Geriatrician, Austin Health & University of MelbourneA/Professor Michael Woodward, Geriatrician, Austin Health & University of Melbourne
138.6Why are the first few years of type 2 diabetes management critical? (12 mins)
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The initial management of diabetes after diagnosis is critical. It is often easier to get good glycaemic control at that point in time and the legacy effect of early tight control is going to convey benefits to the patient for years to come. To learn more listen to this interview with Professor Greg Fulcher.

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Dr John D’Arcy

Interviewees

  • Prof. Greg Fulcher, Endocrinologist, Sydney, NSWProf. Greg Fulcher, Endocrinologist, Sydney, NSW
138.4Understanding depression – A biological, psychological and social paradigm (11 mins)
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We hope you’ve had a great start to 2019 but while it’s a happy time for most, for many it’s not. Over six million working days are lost every year because of depression. GP turned Psychiatrist, Tom Paterson talks about the different aspects of depression and how they affect our choice of treatment.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

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  • Dr Tom Paterson, Psychiatrist, Gilberton, South AustraliaDr Tom Paterson, Psychiatrist, Gilberton, South Australia
138.7With so many diets, what is best for bone health? (6 mins)
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In Australia almost two-thirds of adults over the age of 50, that’s men and women, have osteoporosis or osteopenia. Genes play a dominant role in determining the size and the strength of our skeletons, but it’s lifestyle practices like diet and exercise that are also so influential on skeletal health… listen to learn more.

Hosted by

Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Prof. Ailsa Welch, Professor of Nutritional Epidemiology, Norwich Medical School, UKProf. Ailsa Welch, Professor of Nutritional Epidemiology, Norwich Medical School, UK
137.7Why do we need to be confident with menopause and MHT? (12 mins)
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Women’s’ Health – With the proper treatment and understanding, MHT can make a huge difference to a woman’s life and to our communities. In this interview we hear a patient’s perspective from Jean Kittson, plus Dr Jane Elliott covers the current prescribing landscape and useful resources.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Jean Kittson, Comedian, Writer & PerformerJean Kittson, Comedian, Writer & Performer
  • Dr Jane Elliott, GP AdelaideDr Jane Elliott, GP Adelaide
137.6Recall and review the patient – Type 2 diabetes, glycaemic management doesn’t have to be complicated (11 mins)
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Rates of type 2 diabetes are expected to grow with an increase in obesity rates, changes to lifestyle and diet and an ageing population. The treatment of type 2 diabetes shouldn’t be confusing, but it often is, so in this NEW interview we provide tips on practical systems that could help you and your patients.

Hosted by

Dr John D’Arcy

Interviewees

  • Dr Ian Arthur, GP, Coffs Harbour, New South WalesDr Ian Arthur, GP, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
137.3Osteoporosis – why do we need to be alert? (14 mins)
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Osteoporosis **Extended feature interview**. This year alone there are going to be almost 170,000 minimal trauma fractures in Australia and that is going to lead to a whole lot of pain, loss of function and even loss of life. So how do we prevent them? Listen to this interview now to find out more.

Hosted by

Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Dr Dan Harmelin, Endocrinologist, Nowra, New South WalesDr Dan Harmelin, Endocrinologist, Nowra, New South Wales
137.4Shared decision making and its impact on patient care (10 mins)
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October’s Mental Health Month, an opportunity to raise awareness around mental health & well-being. Research shows that patients are genuinely interested in being involved in their treatment and management, so listen to this interview where we discuss how to involve patients more in the decision making process.

Hosted by

Dr John D’Arcy

Interviewees

  • Dr Ranjit Menon, Psychiatrist, Melbourne Clinic & Epworth HospitalDr Ranjit Menon, Psychiatrist, Melbourne Clinic & Epworth Hospital
137.5Schizophrenia – preventing patients from falling through the cracks (11 mins)
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October’s Mental Health Month, an opportunity to raise awareness around mental health & well-being. In the current system of mental health care, patients are going to spend long periods of time with their general practitioners and much shorter periods of time with their health service, so in this interview we discuss how to manage the complex needs of people with schizophrenia.

Hosted by

Dr Brad McKay

Interviewees

  • Dr Matthew Warden, Psychiatrist, MelbourneDr Matthew Warden, Psychiatrist, Melbourne

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