Authors

Sophia Samuel

FRACGP, FARGP; Medical Editor, Australian Journal of General Practice; General Practitioner, Melbourne, Vic


Access to primary care

Access to primary care can be affected by a person's social and environmental situation. Articles in this month’s edition discuss barriers to access and innovative solutions for improving access.


Alternate worlds – General practitioners and dentists

Oral and dental health, as well as dental services, are important to our patients and need to be better integrated into our own thinking and practice.


Clinical immunology

The host immune system appears to have a fundamental role in almost all human disease.


Dentistry

Oral and dental health, as well as dental services, are important to general practice patients and need to be better integrated into general practitioners' thinking and practice.


Diabetes

Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic disease in Australia, with 1.2 million people known to have type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes.


What brings you here today?

It may be worthwhile for all clinicians to explore the conceptual frameworks that describe access to healthcare.


Managing upper limb presentations – A microcosm of healthcare

The rewards, frustrations and challenges of presentations of the upper limb are a microcosm of broader tensions in the healthcare system.


Medicine and law: Health and justice in partnership

General practice is well placed to help design, deliver and evaluate collaborative partnerships with the legal profession.


Medico-legal

The Focus articles featured in this issue highlight medico-legal concerns that may be encountered in general practice.


Problems with immunomodulation test our clinical reasoning skills

The host immune system appears to have a fundamental role in almost all human disease.


The pervasive impact of diabetes

Australian primary healthcare has been transitioning from episodic to continuous care of patients with diabetes.


Upper limb

The rewards, frustrations and challenges of presentations of the upper limb are a microcosm of broader tensions in the healthcare system.