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22 Jul 2019

AMA FAMILY DOCTOR WEEK, 21-27 July 2019

Your Family Doctor and You: Partnering for Health

The AMA is warning that Australian communities will miss out on the vital health care provided by high-quality family doctors unless there is urgent action to encourage medical students and young doctors to choose general practice as their medical specialty.

AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, a Melbourne GP for more than 30 years, said today that it is a tragedy that GP training places are going unfilled.


Published: 22 Jul 2019

25 Jul 2018

AMA FAMILY DOCTOR WEEK, 22- 28 July 2018

Your Family Doctor: Here for you


Pain – how to manage it and how to live with it – is a major issue affecting growing numbers of individuals and families in Australia today.

AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, a Melbourne family doctor, said today that around one in 10 Australians experience acute pain, and one in five are subject to chronic pain.

“Acute pain is usually related to tissue injury, and is short lived,” Dr Bartone said.


Published: 25 Jul 2018