Category Archives:General

Patient or Consumer?

Do GPs have patients or consumers? This was discussed during a recent collaborative workshop in Melbourne. The answer is not straight forward. I think that Russell McGowan, from the Australian Consumers Forum, would say that he is always a person, much of the time is a consumer, and is sometimes a patient. He is a […]

stepUp – the GP Collaborative Guide to Health

The year before last, my patient Kevin had a heart attack. Last year, he lost 18kg using the products of ‘A Big Weight Loss Franchise®.’ But last week, he was 5kg heavier than when he started!
I seem to be having a lot of conversations with patients about weight loss. We really want them to think […]