|Posted on May 25, 2012 at 5:25 AM|
ABC News reports many general practitioners (GPs) do not have GPs themselves, but that is about to change in South Australia where a clinic specifically for doctors is being setup. It is also hoped the clinic will help overcome problems which arose from a law that requires doctors to report colleagues who are sick. Dr Roger Sexton will be one of 15 doctors who will work at the clinic, on the southern fringe of Adelaide’s CBD, when the doors open in a fortnight. He has been driving the world-first project for years. “There are doctors who are quite happy seeing other doctors, and other doctors who may be a little bit uncomfortable about it,” he said. ”Those doctors who don’t have their own doctor clearlyneed something more than just their own treatment.” The clinic is being fittedout in what was a neurologist’s office. It will open for four hours, two nights a week and all day on Saturdays to fit around normal working hours for doctors seeking a check-up. It has developed special solutions to support and encourage all doctors to have their own doctor.