Dear Patient, when it's a virus, antibiotics won't help.

Dear Patient, when it's a virus, antibiotics won't help.

By Dr Umberto Russo MBBS, FRACGP

In my many years practising as a GP and after hours home doctor, I have seen thousands and thousands of cases of acute respiratory infections (e.g. colds and flu). When treating this type of illness, there is one question patients ask more than any other. “Doctor, do I need antibiotics?” And the answer in most cases is a resounding “No”.

Read More...

The common infection women hate the most

The common infection women hate the most

By Dr Natalie Caristo MBBS, BSc (Hons), FRACGP 

Without doubt the illness that causes my female patients the most grief (albeit temporarily) is when they contract a urinary tract infection. With cries like, “Doctor, it really, really hurts!”, “It’s really stinging when I pee”, or “I have the urge to ‘go’ 20 times a day!” – it really is the infection that women hate the most...

Read More...

Some FAQs about 13SICK [Infographic]

Some FAQs about 13SICK [Infographic]

What does 13SICK do? When can I call? What sort of illnesses do you treat? For quick answers to these and other common questions, consult our handy infographic - and request a magnet too! 

Read More...

12345678910 Last

Latest Blog Posts