AMA Family Doctor Week highlights the role of GPs – our family doctors – and their value to the community and the health system as they deliver high-quality holistic health care.
Family Doctor Week will run from Sunday 21 July to Saturday 27 July 2019.
The theme for this year’s event is Your family doctor and you: partnering for health.
Having a regular GP and/or general practice enables the long-term and continuous care of a patient through an ongoing relationship of respect and trust. A regular GP becomes familiar with a patient’s medical history and their family’s medical history and, through the trusted relationship, can effectively advise patients on the risks to their health and the factors in their lives that contribute to those risks, including unhealthy lifestyle choices such as excessive alcohol consumption, smoking and poor diet.
A regular GP can also provide ongoing management of risk factors, coordinate allied health services, and deliver other preventive health-care measures such as vaccinations and screening tests.
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