GPs are often the first point of contact for someone, of any age, who feels sick or has a health concern. They can help with early intervention, education and prevention of many health concerns and serious medical conditions. An ongoing doctor-patient relationship helps increase patient awareness, understanding and confidence regarding the treatment and management of long term, chronic and complex conditions.

Patients who regularly see the same GP usually have high levels of satisfaction with their care. General practitioners treat a wide range of medical conditions, health issues and general medical services:

  • request and review medical tests and imaging
  • provide medical certificates
  • conduct health checks
  • sexual health services
  • thyroid problems
  • sleep disorders
  • digestive issues, nutrition
  • family planning and contraception
  • women’s and men’s health
  • children’s health
  • refer patients to specialists