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“Trust me, I am a doctor” – don’t take that for granted!

15th August, 2018, Dr Chee L Khoo Opinion article  “Trust me, I’m a doctor” is so universally accepted that we don’t even have to say it. Patients know that they can trust us implicitly. What are we asking patients to trust us with though? The…

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Acute knee injuries – importance of history taking and simple examination

June 15, 2018 Dr Chee L Khoo Someone once said “If at the end of taking the history, you do not have the diagnosis, take the history again”. This is particularly relevant when we come to knee injuries. In 90% of the time, when I…

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Insurance Claims Made Easy (with help from some friends)

Don’t we all hate the paperwork and the hassle of insurance claims – workers compensation, CTP or similar. And to have to chase after the unpaid invoices months after the case have closed. Since, January this year (I think), there have been some positive changes…

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A smart vaccine fridge is no match against the bean counters

June 1, 2018, Dr Chee L Khoo Imagine if your vaccine fridge sends you a message if the fridge temperature veered outside its set range of 2-8 degrees Celsius. You would say “now that’s technology”. And imagine you could do all that for a little…

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Hepatitis C treatment in general practice – my first case

May 15, 2018, Dr Chee L Khoo Kylie was known to have chronic hepatitis c infection for many years. She had been busy for the last 2-3 years being pregnant. We talked about anti-viral treatment as soon as she finished with breast feeding her last…

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“Health, performance and conduct concerns among older doctors” – A set up in progress?

April 15, 2018,  Dr Chee L Khoo If it was a headline conclusion in any other medical publication, we would be combing the study looking for holes, validity, statistical significance and clinical relevance. We would be checking that the conclusions drawn were correct and valid…

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Complementary vs Conventional Medicine – it doesn’t have to be like that!

April 2018, Dr Chee L Khoo The term complementary medicine refers to a group of diagnostic and therapeutic disciplines that exist largely outside the institutions where conventional health care is provided and taught. The wide range of disciplines classified as complementary medicine makes it difficult…

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How to get lounge access when flying economy

March 2018, Dr Chee L Khoo If you earn more than $76,000 per annum and you would like lounge access when flying economy overseas on the cheap, read on. I don’t know about you but I can only afford economy class when flying overseas. I…

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GP Drug & Alcohol Advice & Support Service

We all have patients troubled by alcohol or drugs. We are either approached by the patient or more often than not, family members who are lost in the maze of services out there. Despite being a GP in the area for more than 25 years,…

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Chronic Hep B Mx- Fairfield GPs do it better

January 2018, Dr Chee L Khoo GPs from the Fairfield area did us all proud in south west Sydney. They were part of the B Positive Program which demonstrated that with training, increased community awareness and coordination, primary care patients with chronic hepatitis B received anti-viral…

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