Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



John Dixon

Email: john.dixon@bakeridi.edu.au
MBBS, PhD, FRACGP, FRCP Edin, NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, Professor, Head, Clinical Obesity Research, Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute, Prahran, VIC.

A user assessment of the potential for shared medical appointments in Australia

We have previously reported on the viability of shared medical appointments (SMAs) or group visits in an Australia context to better support the demands of the rise in chronic diseases.2 SMAs are...

Bariatric–metabolic surgery: A guide for the primary care physician

Over the past decade, bariatric–metabolic surgery has emerged as an attractive, evidence-based option that offers significant and durable weight loss and improved health outcomes for those with...

Patients’ and providers’ satisfaction with shared medical appointments

We have previously discussed the potential of shared medical appointments (SMAs) and their possible acceptability among patients and providers.1,2 SMAs (also known as group visits) are...

Pharmacotherapy for obesity

Obesity is a serious, chronic, relapsing disease of energy regulation with strong genetic and early-life environmental determinants.1,2 For the majority of patients, following an exemplary diet and...

Shared medical appointments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–2023 (the Plan)1 established the overarching health goal of ‘achieving equality of health status and life expectancy between...


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