Published Articles

'Skinny jeans are the bane of GPs’ lives'

There’s a lot of comedy in general practice, says Dr Ahmed Kazmi on the eve of his comedic debut at the Fringe World Festival in Perth.
09 February 2016

Antarctic GP sees more penguins than patients

During her sabbatical at Mawson’s Huts in Antarctica, Hobart GP Dr Sally Hildred has six patients and close to 6000 penguins to oversee.
15 January 2016

Call for cycling injuries to be notifiable events

Cycling accidents should be notifiable health events in the same way as infectious diseases, researchers say.
16 July 2015

5 Australian doctors turned authors

The pen is just as mighty as the prescription pad for these five Australian medicos including Professor Paul Komesaroff, a Melbourne-based endocrinologist, who has just released his first novel.
15 September 2014

The greatest footballing doctor of all time

As the soccer World Cup in Brazil kicks off, Australian Doctor pays a brief tribute to the greatest ever footballer with a medical degree: Dr Socrates.
13 June 2014

Doctor jokes! Your best 11

Australian Doctor asked you, the reader, to send in your best doctor jokes. Were the responses any good? Click here to find out.
11 April 2014

Doctor jokes: what's your favourite?

Medical research has finally yielded something useful: a list of jokes about doctors. Sadly, most of them stink. Click here to read the groan-fest - and to share your own gags with us.
08 March 2014

GP’s top tipple a bottler

When Adelaide GP Dr Brian Gilbert swapped his townhouse for 30 acres of old sheep farm and a shot at setting up his own wine label a decade ago, he thought he was on track to live the dream.
29 November 2013

Firm justifies CPD Arctic Circle trips

A company running exotic-location CPD conferences says it is giving doctors high-quality education, but disparages other operators of “junkets”.
03 May 2013

Victorian soccer docs win Origin clash

Victoria has emerged triumphant in an all-doctors State of Origin soccer showdown — the first to be held in three years.
10 April 2013