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AUSTRALIA: World First Doctor Only Clinic

Posted: March 31st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Medicated | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

AUSTRALIA World First Doctor Only ClinicABC.nets Tom Nightingale Reports: Many GPs do not have GPs themselves, but that is about to change in South Australia where a clinic specifically for doctors is being set up. It is also hoped the clinic will help overcome problems which arose from a law that requires doctors to report colleagues who are sick.

Dr Roger Sexton will be one of 15 doctors who will work at the clinic, on the southern fringe of Adelaide’s CBD, when the doors open in a fortnight. He has been driving the world-first project for years.

“There are doctors who are quite happy seeing other doctors, and other doctors who may be a little bit uncomfortable about it,” he said. “Those doctors who don’t have their own doctor clearly need something more than just their own treatment.”

The clinic is being fitted out in what was a neurologist’s office.It will open for four hours, two nights a week and all day on Saturdays to fit around normal working hours for doctors seeking a check-up. Read the full article »»»»

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