I heart my GP is about celebrating the positive impact that General Practitioners and Family Doctors have had on countless people across Australia. If you already have your own GP, perhaps it’s time to visit them and have a check up.
But what if you don’t have a regular GP? Have you lost touch with your old GP because you have moved away? Has your previous GP moved away and you haven’t had time to find a new one? Or have you never felt the need for a GP before?
Your relationship with your GP is one of the most important in your life. Even if you are young and healthy, it is a good idea to find a GP in your area and sign up with their practice. GP’s can help you maintain or improve your health and finding a GP who you can trust and talk with openly can help you deal with concerns before they become serious.
General Practitioners are some of the most highly trained health professionals in Australia and as the first line in the national health care system can help you with physical and mental health problems, as well as coordinate care if you need to access other health services such as specialist medical treatment and allied health services.
Choosing a GP
For more information on how to find a GP and how to choose one who best suits your needs, please read the following articles:
Find a GP
The following websites provide the ability to search for GP’s in your area.
- RACGP Find a Practice Search
- Australian Health Directory – GP Search
- FindGP Search
- AMA Find A Doctor Search
- Family GP Our Practice Search
- AMSA Get a GP Search (for Medical Students)
- HealthEngine Australia
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