Dr Nora
Dr Nora

 Consultations in all aspects of medicine incl.
  • Facial Cosmetics,
      anti-wrinkle, dermal and lip fillers
  • Family Planning,
      sexual health, coil and implant insertions
  • Minor surgery,
      skin cancer checks & removals
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 Consultations in all aspects of medicine including
Facial Cosmetics, anti-wrinkle, dermal and lip fillers
Family Planning, sexual health, coil and implant insertions
Minor surgery and skin
Book Appointment

Posts tagged “general practitioner”

Men’s Health | Enlarged Prostate Symptoms and Treatments

Did you know that over 600,000 men in Australia are affected with problems with their prostate? With over 30% of men over 50s having problems with their urinary system.

Today’s talk is all about Male’s Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia otherwise known as enlarged prostate - which is part of the male reproductive system.

SYMPTOMS

The symptoms you should look out for is any change or difficulty in passing water. Which can be categorised with problems holding your water.

- If you feel like you need to go to the toilet a lot more frequently.

- If you have problems passing water, for example getting the stream going or maintaining the stream, or experiencing any bleeding in the urine stream.

- If you experience dribbling after going to the toilet.

These are very important symptoms to look out for and you should see your doctor as soon as you notice them, as the quicker the symptoms can be managed the better the outcome is.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE DOCTOR

You can expect to have a blood test as well as an internal examination. Which is where one gloved lubricated finger is inserted into the back passage to detect an enlarged prostate or suspicious nodules.

TREATMENT

Treatment generally tends to be medication which can be started as soon as you notice symptoms, or alternatively you could be referred to a urologist for further investigations or for surgical treatment.

PREVENTION

The main take away point is that we want to prevent any long term bladder problems, and the way to do that is by raising awareness in the general population and making sure that if you suffer from any urinary problems to come see your doctor as soon as you can. It is a very common problem and your GP can guide you through this.

ABOUT DR NORA

Dr Nora is a GP from London, England. She graduated from St. George’s University of London in 2011. She carried out her postgraduate speciality studies in London and is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and The Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare. Dr Nora has a Diploma in Women’s Health & Family Planning.

Her specialties include

Facial cosmetics including dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle therapy.

Medical treatment of bruxism and hyperhidrosis using anti-wrinkle injections.

Minor Surgery & Skin Checks

Family planning, including the insertion and removal of intrauterine devices and sub-dermal implants & sexual health screens.

Chronic disease management such as Diabetes and Respiratory Health.

Dr Nora takes a proactive approach to health promotion.

She is also fluent in the Arabic language.

You can view more articles or arrange to drop by at my website: http://drnora.com

FILM BY VTUDIO | https://vtudio.com

MUSIC

Coyote Hearing - Gameboy

Letter Box - Hey Sailor

Otis McDonald - In Case You Forgot

Australian GP Graduation Experience | RACGP 💖

GRADUATED!! For the third time - yes, that’s right, after transferring from the NHS over to the lovely Gold Coast, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners have honoured me as one of their new fellows.

Join me as we head to Brisbane’s Convention Centre together and graduate!

For all you budding GPs out there, I have to say that it is a great career to pursue, getting to help people is the best part of my job. It’s hard work - 5 years of med school, 5 years of post-graduate studies and experience as a NHS doctor, 6 months of experience working as an Australian GP and of course competing the essential CEMP training course. But, it’s worth it.

RACGP

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners is the professional body for general practitioners in Australia.

The RACGP vision is for a ‘Healthy Profession, Healthy Australia’. The organisational mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of all people in Australia by supporting GPs, general practice registrars and medical students through its principle activities of education, training and research, and by assessing doctors’ skills and knowledge, offering ongoing professional development activities, developing resources and guidelines, advocating for GPs on issues that affect their practice, and developing standards that general practices use to ensure high quality healthcare.

ABOUT DR NORA

Dr Nora is a GP from London, England. She graduated from St. George’s University of London in 2011. She carried out her postgraduate speciality studies in London and is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and The Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare. Dr Nora has a Diploma in Women’s Health & Family Planning.

Her specialties include

Facial cosmetics including dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle therapy.

Medical treatment of bruxism and hyperhidrosis using anti-wrinkle injections.

Minor Surgery & Skin Checks

Family planning, including the insertion and removal of intrauterine devices and sub-dermal implants & sexual health screens.

Chronic disease management such as Diabetes and Respiratory Health.

Dr Nora takes a proactive approach to health promotion.

She is also fluent in the Arabic language.

You can view more articles or arrange to drop by at my website: http://drnora.com

FILM BY VTUDIO | https://vtudio.com

MUSIC

Otis McDonald - Ever Felt pt.2

X Ziliot - Dreamer: https://youtu.be/EgjnrSJs-jU

Fumont & Myco - Fly With Me (feat. Tahira): https://youtu.be/RWKcDlF9h30

Skin Cancer Checks | Dermatology Workshop by Australasian College of Dermatologists

Did you know that 1 in 2 Australian men and women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85?.. Well, roll up your sleeves and join me as we go to the Australasian College of Dermatologists’ GP Practical Dermoscopy Course.

FAST FACTS

Costs $1,500

4 Months online learning

8 Hour face to face workshop

2 hour exam

WORKSHOP

Learn all about skin examinations, getting patient history, skin lesions, using a dermoscope and suturing techniques for various skin cancer types.

OVERALL

I love Brisbane, and I love dermoscopy, the course is great for someone like me who has to work full-time, so e-learning is the way to go, and I am so pleased to be able to now be accredited to diagnose and manage skin cancer.

SIGN UP

https://www.dermcoll.edu.au/training-and-education/training-non-fellows/gp-practical-dermoscopy/

FILM BY VTUDIO | https://vtudio.com

MUSIC

Coyote Hearing - Gameboy

MATS and Rvmor - Anywhere I Am: https://youtu.be/HNRhneKdqHs

CEMP Workshops | Where you learn how to #SAVEALIFE

As a newly transferred GP from the UK, you need to complete a mandatory CEMP (clinical emergency management program) course. Join me as I drive up to Brisbane’s QUT for an 8 hour workshop on BLS (basic life support) and ALS (advanced life support).

FUN TIPS

- You get a CPR Now kit which includes your own annie! - In case you don’t know an annie is a training dummy to test your CPR skills on.

- In the UK this training is a mandatory yearly 2 hour course.

- Australia is beautiful.

- New fellows get a discount for the course (as of date of publication).

- The library at QUT is open 9-5pm on a Saturday.

MORE ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

The Clinical Emergency Management Program (CEMP) Intermediate workshops have been designed to build participants’ knowledge, skills and confidence when responding to medical emergencies. This workshop includes CPR practice and assessment, which meets the 2017–2019 triennium basic CPR course requirement. It also meets the basic life support (BLS) and advanced life support (ALS) training requirements for general practice registrars and RACGP Fellowship. These workshops are facilitated by a national team of highly trained intensive care paramedics. The course is developed by GPs in collaboration with qualified paramedic professionals who have many years experience teaching emergency medicine.

http://www.racgp.org.au/education/courses/cemp/intermediate/

Taxes for New GPs | Accounting 101

In this video I share the notes from my first meeting with my accountant. Covering important questions I had but couldn’t find concrete answers for them online. If you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments section below.

Please note, this is based on my personal circumstances, and you should always seek professional guidance.

RELATED

Part 1: https://youtu.be/F9ntbi8A0eM

TOPICS

- Is a GP always classified as PSI (Personal Services Income) or can they be PSB (Personal Services Business)?

Yes, a GP can be a PSB, depending on the answers given to the personal services income tool: https://www.ato.gov.au/Calculators-and-tools/Personal-services-income-tool/?PSBDcontent

- Which expenses can you claim from before you set up your ABN (Australian Business Number)?

You can’t claim your VISA 457 expenses, but you can claim your AHPRA registration expenses.

- What expenses can you claim back on your car?

You can claim 100% of your GST on purchase of your car (note: my car cost less than the Luxury car threshold, luxury cars may have different rules).

You need to keep a log book for 12 weeks usage of the car, recording the start milage of the car and every work related trip (eg. training events, graduation events, home visits).

However: You cannot claim miles for drives to your regular place of work.

- Can you claim marketing expenses?

Yes.

- Can you work with your spouse on projects?

If you’re PSI classified you cannot hire your spouse to do secretarial work. But if your spouse is skilled in other fields, eg. IT/Accounting/Legal/Marketing, you can hire your spouse. However, your spouse should treat the work as a professional business and work at least 20% with other clients.

- What expenses can you claim for home office use?

You can determine your home office usage usually by measuring the work space area in your home vs the total area of your home.

- How detailed do you need to track your billings, is your pay invoice good enough?

The more data the better, but generally if your practice invoice provides you with the total billed, and the hours worked, and the GST charged, this should be good enough.

- How much of your Super payments can be tax deductible?

As a sole trader, making super payments is optional, you can claim 100% of your super payments, up to the threshold amount, even if your Super includes insurance. Note: please check the terms and conditions of your Super’s insurance, as some provides require a monthly transfer.

- Join bank accounts? Do they cause extra admin work?

No, the tax returns are mainly for business earnings and expenses, not personal.

- What are your fees, are you fixed fee or per hour?

My accountant which I highly recommend charge a fixed fee. Their fees vary depending on how much work you do to prepare your accountants. For me, as I had my books prepared and my TFN/ABN set up, they charge me $440 for the annual return and $220 for the quarterly GST.

- My book keeping method

https://drnora.com/post/163076590546/book-keeping-for-new-gps-accounts-template

- Benefits of using an accountant

By having your accounts professionally prepared, you reduce the risk of an audit, you can pay your fees at a later date and you get extra time to file your returns. Your Accounting fees are also tax deductible. By using a Chartered Accountant and Advisor, you also get extra benefits such as general business and financial investment advice, you traditionally wouldn’t get by doing it yourself.

- More

If you own foreign property or investments worth more than $50k, they should be declared.