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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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143.1Management of osteoporosis during the COVID-19 crisis (11 mins)
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When managing osteoporosis, we’re dealing with a very vulnerable cohort of patients, older patients, patients at risk of fractures, patients we don’t want in hospitals, and these patients also are the COVID-19 cohort of concern. Patients may not believe that osteoporosis treatment and prevention is high on their list when they’re so preoccupied with concerns about getting sick, but we as their treating doctors need to emphasise the importance of continuous treatment and facilitate measures to help patients keep it as simple as possible.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

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  • Dr Michelle Tellus, Rheumatologist, VictoriaDr Michelle Tellus, Rheumatologist, Victoria
143.2A new face in acne care (12 mins)
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With more than 90% of teenagers aged 16 to 18 years in Australia suffering from acne, we GPs certainly see a lot of this condition. It’s so important that we treat acne early, it can improve quality of life, it can improve psycho-social upset, it can improve self-confidence, self-esteem and prevent scarring. In this interview we discuss the current landscape in acne management.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

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  • Dr Jo-Ann See, Principal Dermatologist, Central Sydney DermatologyDr Jo-Ann See, Principal Dermatologist, Central Sydney Dermatology
143.3Hypertension, start with the end in mind (11 mins)
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When treating hypertension, we’re not treating the patient to lower their blood pressure, we’re treating the patient to lower their risk, we’re trying to prevent a heart attack, a stroke, heart failure or dying, so it’s all about treating them well and treating them as best as possible. Prof. Sindone talks through his advice and tips on the management of hypertension.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

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  • Professor Andrew Sindone, Cardiologist, SydneyProfessor Andrew Sindone, Cardiologist, Sydney
143.4The importance of improving interest, pleasure and emotional range when treating major depressive disorder (13 mins)
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GPs are on the front line when it comes to treating depression, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic. In this interview we discuss the CHEER index which taps into both positively and negatively valenced mood, and can easily be brought into a clinical discussion to assess if our patients have returned to their usual ability to both enjoy things, but also grieve or feel sadness appropriately.

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Professor Malcolm Hopwood

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  • Prof. David Castle, Psychiatrist, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne and the University of MelbourneProf. David Castle, Psychiatrist, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne and the University of Melbourne
143.5Schizophrenia: Preventing patients from falling through the cracks (11 mins)
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Patients on medication for schizophrenia are at an increased risk of metabolic syndrome, but also early death. It’s important to support our patients for both their mental health needs and their physical concerns, and this all needs to happen in partnership between the psychiatrist, GP and other health professionals. In this interview Prof. Warden talks through 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
O.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.

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Dr John D’Arcy

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  • A/Professor Michael Woodward, Geriatrician, Austin Health & University of MelbourneA/Professor Michael Woodward, Geriatrician, Austin Health & University of Melbourne
O.1Pneumococcal disease in over 65s – very common, very serious, and vaccine preventable (10 mins)
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Vaccination: Australians who are 65 or over may not consider themselves to be older Australians, and may not understand that once they reach 65 the risk of developing pneumococcal disease increases significantly. As the flu season approaches, it’s an ideal opportunity to talk to patients about concomitant vaccination against pneumococcal disease.

Hosted by

Dr Ginni Mansberg

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  • A/Prof Lucy Morgan, Respiratory Physician, Concord Hospital A/Prof Lucy Morgan, Respiratory Physician, Concord Hospital
142.1Answers to critical questions in osteoporosis (16 mins)
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World Osteoporosis Day is nearly here… October 20th. If someone’s sustained a minimal trauma fracture, the next one is most likely to occur within 12 months, so seize the day and screen, diagnose, treat, and prevent that next fracture. This interview really gets to the heart of the condition, by discussing some important questions asked by us, us GPs at the coal face.

Hosted by

Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Dr Simon Vanlint, GPDr Simon Vanlint, GP
  • Dr Michelle Tellus, RheumatologistDr Michelle Tellus, Rheumatologist
142.2Interstitial Lung Diseases…. When should we think beyond asthma and COPD? (11 mins)
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September marks Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) Awareness Month: When patients present with symptoms of shortness of breath and cough, we may first think about asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but there are some more rare conditions that we need to consider; these include the interstitial lung diseases… Listen to learn more.

Hosted by

Dr Brad McKay

Interviewees

  • Dr Nicole Goh, Respiratory Physician, MelbourneDr Nicole Goh, Respiratory Physician, Melbourne
142.3Case studies in schizophrenia (12 mins)
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Mental Health Awareness Month: In this interview we discuss 3 different patient case studies; Tim’s 16 and presenting with symptoms of schizophrenia for the first time. Christine is 26 and stable, but feels lethargic and sedated, and Nathan, who has some metabolic concerns…. what should we do next in a general practice setting?

Hosted by

Dr Brad McKay

Interviewees

  • Dr Mark Sanbrook, Psychiatrist, St Leonards, SydneyDr Mark Sanbrook, Psychiatrist, St Leonards, Sydney

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