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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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