What is General Practitioner?
The term general practitioner describes the extensive area of responsibility of the general practitioner very aptly. Patients see the specialist in general medicine as the first and primary point of contact for all illnesses and questions about health. Who does not know it? As soon as you feel sick or need medical advice, the first thing you should do is go to your family doctor. The
primary doctor principle even provides that you always visit your family doctor first before you visit a specialist.
As part of the consultation with the doctor, the so-called anamnesis , the general practitioner asks about the patient’s state of health. The general practitioner often treats and cares for patients he has known for a long time, often even through families over several generations. In addition to the necessary professional competence, this gives him a special role as a confidant. In many cases, this also makes diagnosis easier for the family doctor.
In addition to treating illnesses, the general practitioner specializes in preventive care, such as vaccinations and nutritional advice. In addition, he accompanies patients in their rehabilitation phase after hospital treatment or serious illness.
In the case of special illnesses that require specialist knowledge in a certain area, the general practitioner refers his patients to the relevant specialist for further treatment or differential diagnosis. The general practitioner is also responsible for collating all of a patient’s medically important data and works closely with all facilities and institutions that are important for the patient’s health.
What does a general practitioner do?
An examination by the family doctor always begins with the so-called anamnesis. The general practitioner asks the person concerned in detail about their health problems. If the patient is already known, he arranges the information in the medical context or his individual medical history.
The general practitioner also uses the following examination methods:
- Physical examination
- Blood pressure measurement
- Pulse measurement
- Blood test
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Pulmonary function test
- Ultrasound examination (sonography)
- Doppler sonographs
- Infusion and transfusion therapy
- Medical checkups
If you find yourself to be in a situation where finding the best General Practitioner Adelaide gets difficult, then we are here to help you out with this. Below is a list of the Top General Practitioner Adelaide. To help you find the best gp Adelaide located near you, we put together our own list based on patient reviews.
This article is updated every 1-2 months.
⇒ Dr William Donohue
Dr William Donohue is an Australian-based health professional. William is trained as a GP (General Practitioner) and has a practice located in Adelaide. Dr Donohue studied medicine at Melbourne University and graduated in 1981. He is a member of the Australasian Society for HIV medicine. Dr Donohue conducts research and lectures in the area of hepatitis C, hepatitis B and HIV. His main interests are hepatitis, sexual health and HIV medicine. He is an accredited s100 HIV and Hepatitis C medication prescriber.
- hepatitis, sexual health and HIV medicine
⇒ Dr Brenton Martin
Dr Brenton Martin is an experienced GP, with many years of both rural and city experience, which has provided him with a broad scope of practice and seen him develop a wide range of clinical interests. Dr Martin consults in Yankalilla all day Wednesday and Thursday mornings with the remainder of the week spent at our City East practice. Dr Martin’s key interests are Obstetrics and Shared Care, Sexual Health, Menstrual disorders and Contraception. He has considerable experience with “Mirena” IUCD insertion and has inserted over 100 in the last 12 months.
- Chronic Condition Management
- Osteoporosis, Women’s Health
- Antenatal Shared Care
⇒ Dr Jonathan Cook
Dr Jonathan Cook is an Australian-based health professional. Jonathan is trained as a GP (General Practitioner) and has a practice located in Torrensville. Dr. Cook has been treating patients with injured/degenerative musculoskeletal conditions with PRP – platelet rich plasma for over 6 years.
- Chronic Medical Health Care Plans
- Mental Health Care Plans
- seasonal Flu injections, Onsite Electrocardiography
⇒ Dr. Heather Carter
Dr. Heather Carter has enjoyed working at Marden Medical Clinic for over 20 years. She graduated from the University of Adelaide and worked in Darwin and Katherine before returning to work in Adelaide. She enjoys the wide variety of general practice and family medicine. It is a privilege to hear the stories of people of all ages, and backgrounds. She values the role of Gp’s in promoting health and preventing disease.
- All spects of family medicine
- management of chronic diseases
⇒ Dr Mimi Chung
Dr Mimi Chung is an Australian-based health professional. Mi is trained as a GP (General Practitioner) and has a practice located in Maylands. Mimi graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1998. Special interests: Diabetes Management, Women’s health, Obstetrics, Shared care & Minor Procedures.
- Women’s and children’s health
- Obstetrics shared care, Diabetes
- Minor procedures including implanon insertions/ removals
⇒ Dr Hussain Kajani
Dr Hussain Kajani graduated in 2002 and has experience in the USA, UK and Regional and Rural Australia. He has been a General Practitioner for over 15 years. Dr Kajani has special interests in; men’s health, women’s health, chronic disease management, geriatric care, skin cancer, anti-wrinkle injections and minor procedures.
- men’s health, women’s health
- chronic disease management, geriatric care
- skin cancer, anti-wrinkle injections
⇒ Dr Garry Chung
Dr Garry Chung is an Australian-based health professional. Garry is trained as a GP (General Practitioner) and has a practice located in Angle Park.
- General medicine, Mental health
- General health checks, Pre-employment medicals
- Chronic disease management, Simple skin excisions
⇒ Dr Jack Kerry
Dr Jack Kerry is an Australian-based health professional. Jack is trained as a GP (General Practitioner) and has a practice located in Adelaide.
- General Practice
⇒ Dr Moira McCaul
Dr Moira McCaul is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Collage of General Practitioners. She has additional qualifications in Women’s and Children’s health and is a qualified Lactation Consultant. She is accredited to provide antenatal shared care (pregnancy care) with all the metropolitan public hospitals.
- Paediatrics (child health), and Women’s Health
⇒ Dr John Walsh
Dr John Walsh is a vocationally registered general practitioner who has worked in the inner Eastern suburb of Norwood for over twenty years despite his youth. He offers comprehensive General Practice health care to all. For several years he has been School Doctor at St Peters College whilst also providing services to other boarding schools. He is widely travelled and experienced having trained at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London and worked in five countries and four States.
- General Practice health care to all