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
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⇒ Dr Justin Sissing
Dr Justin Sissing grew up in Sydney and moved to Canberra to study medicine at ANU. Dr Sissing completed his GP training in rural NSW working as a GP and visiting medical officer at Crookwell District Hospital and Inverell District Hospital. Dr Sissing has moved back to Canberra for a better work-life balance and to spend more time with his young family.
- Yellow Fever Vaccination
- Childhood immunisation
- General Family Medicine
- Skin cancer medicine
Address: 21 Edgar Street, Ainslie, ACT 2602.
⇒ Dr Sangeetha Mohanadas
Dr Sangeetha Mohanadas is originally from Malaysia and has relocated more recently from the UK to Australia in May 2016.
Sangeetha obtained extensive experience working in hospitals in Malaysia after having gained her MBBS, before migrating to the UK where she worked as a Palliative Care Speciality Doctor.
- Mental Health
- Pain Management
- Elderly Care and Basic skin check
- Pain Management
Address: 15 Whitrod Avenue, Casey ACT 2913
Phone: (02) 6163 4200
⇒ Dr Ranji Perera
Dr Ranji Perera has worked at the Gungahlin General Practice since its infancy starting in 2000. Ranji graduated from her Medical Degree at Colombo University (Sri Lanka) in 1985. She immigrated to Australia with her family in 1992. She passed her Australian Medical Council examination gaining her certificate with ease in 1995.
- Acute Medicine
- Women’s Health
Phone: 6241 0888
⇒ Dr. Veronica Kolos
Dr. Veronica Kolos is one of the leading female General practitioners in Canberra, ACT. She earned her degree in Medical Science and a Masters of Public Health with Honours from the Univ of Sydney and completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the Australian National Univ.
- Food Intolerance
Phone: 02 6257 1000
⇒ Dr. Manisha Abeya
Dr. Manisha Abeya completed her MBBS from the University of London, Guy’s & St Thomas’s Medical Schools, and FRACGP Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Australia. She also specialises in General Surgery.
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Abdominal Pain
Phone: (02) 6255 2400
⇒ Dr. Sylvia The
Dr. Sylvia The graduated from the University of NSW and joined Ginninderra Medical & Dental centre. She specialises in antenatal care, minor injuries and minor surgery as well as reproductive medicine, sexual health and women’s health.
Phone: (02) 6112 7111
⇒ Dr Tabinda Bajwa
Dr Tabinda Bajwa MBBS Dip OBS SA FRACGP has over 26 years of experience as a clinician. Dr Tabinda worked in South Africa for 14 years before moving to Australia with her family in 2008, and has been working as a General Practitioner ever since.
- Sexual health
- Adolescent health
- Chronic disease management
- Travel medicine
Phone: (02) 6296 2266
⇒ Dr (Md) Mosharaf Hossain
Dr (Md) Mosharaf Hossain has been practising medicine in Australia since 2004. He has worked in both general practice, hospitals (including Canberra) and in rural Australia. Prior to this he has worked overseas.
- Men’s health
- Women health
- Children’s health
- Chronic disease management
Phone: 02 6299 6990
⇒ Dr Chong Beng Ooi
Dr Chong Beng Ooi brings more than 20 years’ experience to his practice. He graduated from the University of NSW in 1974 and joined Primary Health Care seven years ago.
- Diabetes management
- Preventive Medicine
- Infectious Disease
Address: 33 Colbee Court, Phillip, ACT 2606.
Phone: (02) 6112 7000
⇒ Dr Clara Tuck Meng Soo
Dr Clara Tuck Meng Soo received her medical training at Cambridge University and King’s College London. She worked for several years in the UK before migrating to Australia in 1989. In 2002 she became Practice Principal of IGP.
- Chronic Disease management and Mental Health
Phone: 02 6247 4342