Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



John B Dixon

PhD, MBBS, FRACGP, General Practitioner, Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Victoria.

General practice research Does gender affect the decision to participate?

Concerns expressed by practitioners include poor recognition as a research partner, having little input into the research design, the misuse of data, scepticism of the research value, lack of...

Obesity Recommendations for management in general practice and beyond

The major determinants of obesity are multifaceted, surprisingly poorly understood and extend well beyond simplistic explanations about high energy Western diets and obligatory reductions in human...

Self-reported access to and quality of healthcare for diabetes: do the severely obese experience equal access?

Severe obesity (BMI >35 kg/m2, WHO Class II and III) with comorbid T2DM is associated with a compounding array of stressors including additional obesity-related comorbidity, lower socioeconomic...

Sentinel lymph node biopsy now has a limited role in melanoma management

Figure 1. Lymph node coloured blue in nodal basinIn SLNB a blue dye and/or radioactive tracer is injected around the primary melanoma on the skin (Figure 1). The tracer finds its way to regional...

Education in skin cancer management - Assessing knowledge and safety

General practitioners manage the majority of skin cancers in Australia. There are a range of training opportunities for, and certifications in, skin cancer management.


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