There is nothing more important than your health and wellbeing, and managing and maintaining your health is really something every individual can become actively involved with. The common-sense basics of a healthy lifestyle are well publicised; good nutrition and regular exercise, however each individual’s needs differ, and such a generic approach may not address any particular health issues or lifestyle concerns. Generally a visit to your local general practitioner is a good start to getting your health on track, but you could also consider alternative health options that may be locally available to you.
There are strict guidelines to those wishing to practice medicine in Australia. A General Practitioner (GP) is a registered medical practitioner (doctor) who is qualified for general practice and can work anywhere in Australia. While there are similarities between GPs, there are also important differences. Let’s take a look at a few of these.
The practice of general medicine is the cornerstone of the healthcare system in Australia. In the past, anyone who had a medical degree could practice medicine and they often took additional training to extend their knowledge in certain areas, such as family planning. Over the years, general medicine has become more specialised as general practitioners or family doctors are increasingly managing more complicated medicine. It was only in 2010 that general practice was acknowledged by the Medical Board as a medical specialty.
Looking after your health is essential. Doctors are widely available and there are more than 23,000 registered general practitioners (GPs) around Australia. One way of finding a suitable doctor for you and your family is to ask your friends, other parents at your children’s school or colleagues in your work place. There might be a medical centre in your area where you can visit and ask about doctors and their services.
Every year thousands of Australians are struck down with a variety of flu viruses. Most people will recover quickly after taking a few days off work and with the help of over-the-counter medication, but for others the flu can be a serious illness. Those at a higher risk are the elderly and people with underlying medical conditions. For this reason many Australians choose to safeguard themselves and lower the risk of infection by having an annual flu vaccine.
We have 126 results for Doctors-Medical Practitioners in Tuggerah NSW available in the Yellow Pages® directory. You can refine and sort your search for Tuggerah Doctors-Medical Practitioners by distance, specialty or service options. You can also use the interactive map of Tuggerah to find the exact location of the business and get directions from wherever you are.