Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



Garry Egger

Email: eggergj@ozemail.com.au
AM, MPH, PhD, Adjunct Professor of Health and Applied Sciences, Southern Cross University, and Centre for Health Promotion and Research, New South Wales.

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...

Healthy living

What is healthy living?The term ‘healthy living’ conjures up different images for different individuals. For some, it is a healthy diet and within this, perhaps, is restricted sugar, fat, salt or...

Lifestyle as medicine – Past precepts for present problems

Lifestyle principles have been advocated for the promotion of health and prevention of disease since antiquity. More than 2000 years ago, Hippocrates asserted, ‘Let food be thy medicine and...

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...

Shared medical appointments An adjunct for chronic disease management in Australia?

Primary care consultations have traditionally occurred in a one-on-one situation between clinician and patient. This is appropriate for acute disease and injury, but may not be optimal for chronic...

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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