AMA (NSW) President: your regular GP can offer telephone consults during the pandemic
- On March 26, 2020
AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, says you should keep seeing your regular GP during the pandemic.
“It may be a pandemic but you should still keep seeing your regular GP, if you can.
“I’m aware of organisations that are offering pricey telephone consults with GPs but they’re not worth it.
“The only reason you’d even really want to consider using these sorts of services would be if you can’t see your regular doctor and you have something urgent that isn’t an emergency.
“Your regular GP can also offer telephone consultations and they know your history – and they’re probably going to be cheaper for you to see on top of that.
“Seeing your regular GP is something that’s all round better for you.
“It’s especially important during a pandemic when there are chronic illnesses that can affect how vulnerable you are to COVID-19.
“This is information your regular GP has that other doctors don’t and it’s something that is very important to the provision of quality care,” Dr Lim said.
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