Covid-19 Vaccination

Updated Advice for the Care of Pregnant Women Dear Obstetric Shared Care GPs, This decision guide is for pregnant women who are considering COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy, who are breastfeeding or who are planning to become pregnant. It contains information about the COVID-19 vaccine Comirnaty (Pfizer, Australia). This information will be updated when other vaccines become […]

Meet Dr James Walker

The variety of work and collegiality while dealing with emergencies and the challenges of remote medicine are what encouraged Dr James Walker to train as a rural GP. “It was the scope of practice and the people that drew me in. There is nothing like being a rural generalist,” he said. Currently practising in Jamestown, […]

Dealing with GP Fellowship post-exam blues

You’ve done it! You’ve spent months preparing for your GP Fellowship exams and it’s finally over. Now what? You’re likely feeling relieved that the prolonged KFP, MCQ/AKT or CCE study period has finished and hopefully quietly confident that you’ve passed so you can tick this achievement off your to-do list. You’re looking forward to moving on to other bigger and […]

Meet Dr Megan Wild

When I was a child, I assumed every doctor delivered babies as well as treated broken wrists and cared for your Nanna in hospital with pneumonia – so naturally, I wanted to do all of these things too! As a GP, every day is different – different patients, presentations and emergencies. It’s satisfying to work […]

Great Year 2021

Updated Advice for the Care of Pregnant Women Dear Obstetric Shared Care GPs, GP Partners and the GP Obstetric Shared Care Team are excited to welcome 2021 and to start the New Year with sharing resources and information to keep you up-to-date and well informed. We are in the process of finalising the 2021 calendar of […]

Meet Dr Martin Altmann

The Altmann family name is synonymous with healthcare in Murray Bridge. Dr Martin Altmann and Dr Fiona Altmann, and before them Martin’s father the late Dr Frank Altmann, have provided GP services to the region over 60 years. Martin took inspiration from his father in choosing his career as a rural generalist. “As a young doctor […]

A change in career, taking general practice to the next level

Dr Donna Weckert wasn’t always a doctor, but once she decided to study medicine, it was all in or not at all. When I started my medical studies,  General Practice was always a strong contender due the scope of practice it provided and so I figured that if I was going to do this, then […]

End of year greetings…

Welcome to the December, and the final issue of the GP Obstetric Shared Care Program’s newsletter for 2020. The details about the novel coronavirus cluster in Wuhan, China began to emerge as the new year 2020 began, but that the cluster would herald a catastrophic global pandemic, with dire consequences was not yet apparent. However, […]

End of Year Greetings…. December 2020

December 2020 2020 has challenged us all to stay close as we keep our distance, to communicate with our eyes as we mask our breath, and to follow the experts as they build new evidence in uncertain times. At GP Partners Australia, we sincerely hope that you have not been too adversely impacted this year […]

A Rural Generalist, for love of community

One of the best things about being a Rural Generalist for Dr Sophie Rymill is the continued relationship one can develop with their patients.  Sophie shares how special it is to be able to provide regular care to someone, admit them to the hospital for their acute issue, and provide a surgical service locally, and […]