Amanda Sheppeard

Published Articles

Saving Maggie: Two GPs tell their story

Today is World AIDS Day - here two Australian GPs share their emotional journey that began with a trip to China to teach health workers about HIV and ended up changing their lives forever.
02 December 2014

Panel to determine rural incentives revamp

Rural GPs should know what will happen to their recruitment and retention cash incentives in the next two months under the rural classification system revamp.
13 November 2014

Flu rates highest ever recorded

This year has seen the nation’s highest ever recorded number of lab-confirmed flu notifications, outstripping the height of Australia’s swine flu pandemic in 2009.
23 October 2014

New RACGP president takes the reins

The RACGP kicks off its annual conference in Adelaide on Wednesday. Australian Doctor meets the WA GP who is taking over the presidency.
03 October 2014

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

10 pictures through a doctor's eyes

Dr Sarika Gupta hopes an exhibition of images taken from across the globe will highlight the plight of victims of societal dysfunction.
25 August 2014

Fighting Ebola on the front-line

Brett Adamson is a nurse currently working on the front line of the Ebola outbreak. Australian Doctor talks with him about the pressures faced by health workers battling the epidemic.
22 August 2014

Call to pull 'disgraceful' obesity campaign

A graphic anti-obesity advertising campaign showing ‘toxic fat’ has been branded “a disgrace” by a former GP and leading weight management specialist.
19 August 2014

'I would die for a whale': Sea Shepherd nurse

When not treating patients, general practice nurse Jools Farrell goes toe-to-toe with whalers as part of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
19 May 2014

More wind turbine research raises eyebrows

A government pledge for further research into wind turbine syndrome has one academic questioning the true motives.
10 February 2014