Dr Tom Podcast

Dr Tom Podcast

Hosted by: Dr Tom Rolley

Join Dr Tom to explore the interface between Health, Healing and Spirituality.

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Dr Tom Podcast - Episode - 474

The way we learn new skills is important. On the path to new skills, there will be breakthroughs. But what happens next has a significant impact on the speed of skill acquisition. Learn more now.
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Dr Tom Podcast - Episode - 473

The cost of medicine is rising dramatically in Australia. Because of the unusual splits in how healthcare is funded in Australia, the federal government can cost shift medical care costs onto the state governments by...
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Dr Tom Podcast - Episode - 472

A maelstrom is now upon general practice. And unfortunately, it's not going to be easy or likely it's going to be fixed. Medical students know the general practice has problems and don't want to do them. Baby Boomer...
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Dr Tom Podcast - Episode - 471

General Practice has often been able to get away with poor business practices.  Why? Essentially the problems of marketing, advertising and selling just don't exist. There is a continuous supply of patients requiring...
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Dr Tom Podcast - Episode - 470

Big changes have been made in 2023 to the continuing professional development for doctors. One important factor to be aware of is the time frames are now one year instead of 3. The second is that 50 hours must be...
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Dr Tom Podcast - Episode - 469

Gp Software evolved from paper notes… And from a time when most medicines were acute medicine. But now, the focus is on chronic medical conditions and preventative health. Both of these require a different mindset...
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Dr Tom Podcast - Episode - 468

And so 2022 comes to a close, and the GP crisis may just be getting started. We are not at peak medical demand, yet the centre of Australian health care is crumbling. Listen now to learn why Australia’s neglect of...
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Dr Tom Podcast - Episode - 467

How much would you charge for your services as a GP if there was no item 23? One of the most destructive aspects of a 23 has been to constrict the value provided by GPs to such low levels. Listen now for a thought...
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Dr Tom Podcast - Episode - 466

There is one item number in Medicare that has largely kept GP afloat for the last ten years... Even with the Medicare freezes, this was enough for GP Practices to squeeze enough blood from the stone to survive. But...
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Dr Tom Podcast - Episode - 465

In a situation where good GPs are booked out weeks in advance, there is an opportunity for a different model. One that works for patients and doctors. But it will take a large mindset shift in how we approach...
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Dr Tom Podcast - Episode - 464

Medical school is renowned for being difficult… But the amount of learning required meant some things were just not covered. And one area that should have been covered was business skills. Listen now for why this is...
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Dr Tom Podcast - Episode - 463

Med school is an intense learning experience. And the amount of medicine to cover is daunting, so often, there is little room for learning anything else. Listen now for the skillsets that are not medical yet may be...
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