Healthy practitioners

Independent and trusted reviews and advice about medical practitioners, including information about doctor/patient relationships, choosing a nursing home, and skin cancer clinics.


Dubious pharmacy products

Our investigation found some pharmacies are selling 'health' products that simply don't work.

6 Dec 2013 | From the dubious to the downright ineffective, CHOICE visits the high-profile offenders to find out more.


Doctor No

What doctors would not do

10 Oct 2013 | An apple a day keeps the doctor away - but what does the doctor keep away from? CHOICE finds out what 17 health professionals advise against.


Tattoo removal

More and more tattoo removers are setting up shop - and if you're not careful, you might get burned.

8 Oct 2013 | The tool of choice for tattoo removal these days is a laser - a technology which can and has caused burns and permanent scars on tattoo removal patients. But that doesn't mean you're required to have any medical training to use one.


Mental health professionals

We explain the difference between psychiatrists, psychologists and counsellors.

13 Feb 2012 | Mental health therapists can help people with problems ranging from depression, anxiety or grief to schizophrenia and other psychoses.


Medical imaging

We explore the risks, myths and gap payments of medical imaging.

7 Jul 2011 | From radiation risks to gap payments, CHOICE explores answers the questions about imaging technologies, including x-rays and CTs.

Pathology gap fees

Pathology gap fees

Consumers can face large gap payments for pathology, but a public provider may be able to provide a gap-free alternative.

30 Aug 2010 | It pays to ask your GP to request bulk billing wherever possible or to use a public provider.

Doctor patient relationships

Doctor/patient relationships

We find constructive solutions to building a healthy relationship with your doctor.

10 Mar 2010 | Had a lousy experience with a doctor? We look at some of the main bugbears and doctors' patient-from-hell stories.

Skin cancer clinics investigation

Skin clinics claim to help identify and treat skin cancers. How good are they?

18 Jan 2008 | In the last financial year The Cancer Council NSW received 3974 calls about skin cancer to its helpline, 2251 (57%) of which were specifically about skin cancer clinics.

Man with nurse

Choosing a nursing home guide

Plan ahead for when you can no longer look after yourself.

22 Aug 2006 | Most of us don’t want to think about nursing home care while we’re still relatively healthy and independent; we tend to leave it until an emergency forces us to face the issue, utterly unprepared.

Guide to choosing a GP

Looking for doctor right.

6 Feb 2006 | The relationship you have with your doctor can be one of the most crucial in your life, particularly if you have a chronic condition or develop a serious illness.


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