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Representatives from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) visited Cygnet Family Practice.

CEO Paul Wappett, Drs. Tim Jackson and Michael Clements, and Medical Student Jasmine Davis have been visiting Tasmanian general practices to listen to their members and practice teams regarding issues for people attending general practice and to gain feedback on how the organisation can assist. It can be challenging for people to get in to see their

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Myth Busters! – Part 2

Myth #2 Consults in general practice are free. Busted: Sorry, they are not. General practice appointments are subsidised by Medicare. Having an appointment with our health practitioners, whether face to face, or by telephone or video, needs to be paid for on the day of the appointment. Follow up calls for accounts will incur a

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Myth Busters! Part 1

Myth #1 Appointments for follow up results will be bulk billed. Busted: Appointments to discuss results are not always bulk billed and depend on the time taken to discuss. Our policy is “if it is important and serious enough to have a pathology test or medical imaging test, we believe it is important to discuss

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Shared Medical Appointments are back at CFP

Cygnet Family Practice is excited to announce that Shared Medical Appointments will recommence on Thursdays, from September 30th 2021 at 3pm-4:30pm. The first of four weekly sessions will be face to face and then the weekly sessions will be via teleconference from the comfort of your own home! We can help with setting you up to

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Covid immunisation recommended for pregnant women

Pregnancy is a crucial time in any woman’s life (and of course, their family, partners and children). Many changes happen in pregnancy, including a weakening of the immune system. Key points• If you are pregnant you are a priority for COVID-19 vaccination and should be routinelyoffered Pfizer or Moderna at any stage of pregnancy.• If

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Are low carb diets the answer?

Dr Simon McCluskey recently gave a talk at the Cygnet Family Practice on low-carb diets. He considers that the evidence shows that these diets are not really effective over time. The evidence shows that eating a wide variety of foods, especially plant-based foods, is best for us humans. Certainly avoiding packaged foods, which all have

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CFP welcomes another medical student

Welcome Solveig Herb 3rd Year Medical Student  University of Tasmania Solveig will be working with us from 5th of July until the 16th of July Cygnet Family Practice enjoys and supports the education of medical and nursing students. National evidence shows clearly that the best way to get doctors and other health professionals to work

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CFP, community involvement and health training

Working in general practice means being part of a community. Kerrie took Abigail to our local CWA group to see how belonging to a group is great for our health and well-being, It prevents social isolation, forms friendships and improves our skills. We also took some of their cooking back to our practice for morning

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CFP and training the next generation of health professionals

We welcomed Abigail Neville, a 3rd year Medical Student, for a 2 week placement in April. Kerrie took her out to Duggans to help with the Flu vaccination clinic. We regularly have medical and nursing students and offer a great experience for them in an holistic GP rural community practice. Evidence shows that this sort

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Covid-19 Vaccination concerns

For adults 50 years and over, the choice of having another option of a vaccine against COVID-19 is months away. Expert medical advice is clear that the benefit of receiving the Astra Zeneca vaccination greatly outweighs the risk of the rare but serious side-effect of blood clotting. The risk of having a blood clot after

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HERE AT CFP WE HAVE HEALTH PRACTITIONERS WHO WORK TOGETHER TO PROVIDE A MORE COMPREHENSIVE AND TARGETED APPROACH TO YOUR HEALTH NEEDS. We believe that the health care needs of our patients are better met by providing a comprehensive initial assessment and systematic approach to treatment. We promote and value shared decision making between the patient and the practitioner and we believe the patient and the practitioner are equal partners in the health and wellbeing solution. We also incorporate kindness and compassion as part of a patient treatment plan. We support and empower patients to make the choices that allow them to look after their own wellbeing.
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