General Health Issues
COMMON CONSULTATIONS by ANDREW PATTISON, FAMILY DOCTOR
Dr Andrew Pattison has been a partner in a busy suburban
practice for the last 20 years. He was a talkback GP on Melbourne radio 3AW for
several years, and was medical columnist for the Age newspaper. Andrew
lives in Melbourne with his wife and three children.
Common Consultations derives from his book An Apple
a Day which was published by Harper Collins in 1995. He gives a clear explanation for a
variety of symptoms such as chest pain, fever, and abdominal pain. He
explores common illnesses like depression, glandular fever and
warts, and he tells of what to expect in treatment and recovery. General Health
issues such as healthy diet and first-aid are also covered.
Many of the topics begin with an introductory short story
to illustrate how a particular condition might evolve and present to the family doctor.
The names and characters are fictitious but are composites of numerous cases seen over the years.
The Health tips at the foot of each article are simple pieces of advice to help maintain or improves one's health.
Andrew currently lectures on men's health at both Melbourne and Monash universities.
He has long promoted the importance of preventative medicine and the educational
role of the family GP. He is a member of the AMA and a fellow of the Royal Australian
College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) as well as being involved in the
North East Valley Division of General Practice.
East Valley Division General Practice, Victoria,
Level 1, Pathology Building, Repatriation Campus, A&RMC,
Heidelberg West VIC 3081. ..
Phone: 03 9496 4333, Fax: 03 9496 4349, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Please note: NEVDGP does not provide
an on-line consultation