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Canberra GP recommendations

By ACTgirl35 - 26 February 2015 9

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I was wondering if anyone can recommend a GP in Canberra who takes the time to listen and explain things to you, and preferably specialises in chronic disease?

Also, does anyone know of a chronic illness support group in the ACT?

Thankyou.

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Canberra GP recommendations
abcde12345 1:20 pm 12 Jun 15

Argonaut said :

I can highly recommend Doctor Melissa Bessell at the ANU Health Service. They take patients from off-campus, so you don’t have to be a student or staff member. http://health.anu.edu.au/

If money is no object, you could try Doctor Jacquie Lowe at Ainslie Family Practice. She always runs late, but that’s because she does take the time to explain things to patients.

Best of luck!

No, this is wrong. ANU health does not accept outsiders.

abcde12345 1:18 pm 12 Jun 15

Argonaut said :

at the ANU Health Service. They take patients from off-campus, so you don’t have to be a student or staff member. http://health.anu.edu.au//quote%5D

This is wrong. You need to be affiliated in some way with ANU. They won’t accept outsiders.

Argonaut 4:10 pm 05 Mar 15

I can highly recommend Doctor Melissa Bessell at the ANU Health Service. They take patients from off-campus, so you don’t have to be a student or staff member. http://health.anu.edu.au/

If money is no object, you could try Doctor Jacquie Lowe at Ainslie Family Practice. She always runs late, but that’s because she does take the time to explain things to patients.

Best of luck!

Wendeborg 4:07 pm 05 Mar 15

If Civic is handy to you, I would recommend Dr Suzanne Begbie at Garema Place Surgery. She has been extremely helpful with my own illness.

Pumba 3:35 pm 05 Mar 15

I’ve seen a number of GP’s at Waramanga medical centre who I have liked. Only one there who I just found too weird and patronising (a male).

Jurls 10:31 pm 27 Feb 15

Give Contact Canberra http://www.contactcanberra.org.au/ a call. They should be able to tell you what support groups are around. Or SHOUT http://www.shout.org.au/ might be able to suggest some as well.

Magpie 3:00 pm 26 Feb 15

Fisher Family Practice is very good. Plenty of doctors there, and not too difficult to get appointments most of the time. I’ve been really happy with the clinical advice and chronic disease management strategies from the four or so doctors I’ve seen there.

Bajar 11:43 am 26 Feb 15

Your GP@Lyneham are absolutely fantastic. Every GP I’ve seen there is fantastic and really take time out to talk to you about treatments and they also let you know of updates to medication and support services.

frg1978 11:33 am 26 Feb 15

Re a GP recommendation, what part of Canberra were you looking in ACTgirl35? and did you need a bulk billing practice or happy to pay? As for support groups – contact Carers ACT, they should be able to help you. ACT Health also runs regular courses for those living with a long term condition where you may meet people in a similar situation to you. http://health.act.gov.au/health-services/community-based-health-services/chronic-illness/

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