Dr Justin Coleman
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When asked what technological medical advances they’d like to see over the next decade, most nice doctors mention something like wiping cervical cancer off the planet.

Me — I’d just like to cure

Dr Justin Coleman8th February 2019

OPINIONWhat are the most wonderful medications ever invented?I took a spot poll on the Facebook group GPs Down Under (GPDU) and the overnight flood of opinions, totalling around 200, suggests caffeine

I can’t be the only GP whose patients dress as superheroes.

Pint-sized ones, mainly. Some of the little pre-schoolers do indeed seem to be able to move about the room with the swiftness of Flash and

I can’t be the only GP whose patients dress as superheroes.Pint-sized ones, mainly. Some of the little pre-schoolers do indeed seem to be able to move about the room with the swiftness of Flash and

COMMENTDr Justin Coleman takes a step back and questions the underlying assumption that disease awareness campaigns are desirable in the first place.Pharma-sponsored disease awareness campaigns run

COMMENTA dad was none too happy when his seven-year-old daughter mentioned, “A boy in my class played doctor with me today.”“What did he do?,” dad asked anxiously.“He kept me waiting for 40 minutes,

OPINION

Being a medical sceptic is a hard gig, these days. Our negativity cops bad press; we lack the faith of traditional healers, the chutzpah of health bloggers and perhaps even the imagination of

Prepare for alternative pills with alternative facts, writes Dr Justin Coleman.Being a medical sceptic is a hard gig, these days. Our negativity cops bad press; we lack the faith of traditional

OPINION

The disheartening case of UK paediatric registrar Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba sends shivers down my spine.

The tragic death from sepsis of a six-year-old boy with trisomy 21 has had reverberations

Dr Justin Coleman reflects on a tragic case that has reverberated around the world.The disheartening case of UK paediatric registrar Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba sends shivers down my spine.The tragic death

The problem with brick walls, writes Dr Justin Coleman, is that we can be a bit thick.This month I got done over by a drug-seeker. Tattoo Man basted me like a Christmas turkey, peppered me with