About Me
Dealing with the Doctor

My name is Adrian and I am an old timer. The next time my birthday rolls around, I will be 71 years old. I still like to keep my mind active and learn new skills so I decided to ask my grandson about the internet and he taught me how to write this blog. This blog is about dealing with doctors. Over the years, I have had my fair share of appointments with the doctor and believe me, as I get older, they become more frequent as I have to manage various medical conditions. I hope you find my blog useful if you are unwell.


Rise of Private Label Pharmaceutical Products

4 December 2018
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

Private label over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceuticals and nutritional supplements are a rapidly growing sector in the healthcare market. Private label pharmaceuticals include: Cough and cold medicines Allergy relief products  Pain relief and analgesics Dietary supplements Antacids Are private label OTCs safe to use? Consumers are increasingly gaining confidence in private label pharmaceuticals. Many turn to these due to financial instability forcing them to opt for lower-priced options. Others realise that the brand value of these products is great and, in fact, product quality often not only meets but exceeds that of similar brands advertised to the larger market. Read More …

How To Ensure A Smooth Prostate Cancer Surgery Recovery

16 October 2018
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

For many men with prostate cancer, surgery is the best treatment option available. Whether you're getting robotic surgery or a more traditional procedure, recovery can be a little difficult and uncomfortable. By following the tips below, you can make your prostate cancer surgery recovery as smooth and easy as possible.  Ask Your Doctor For Advice Speaking to your doctor about your fears, concerns, and recovery is typically one of the best ways to ensure a smooth, problem-free recovery from prostate cancer surgery. Read More …

Are bulk billing medical centres reliable?

15 September 2018
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

Bulk-billing refers to a system of billing where the doctor does not charge the patient directly for the services rendered but bills Medicare instead. As such, if you visit a medical centre that accepts bulk-billing, you will not be expected to pay anything out of your pocket. The Medicare benefits that the doctor will receive are at a usually subsidized (reduced) rate compared to the alternative. The alternative to bulk-billing is known as private billing. Read More …

Three Things to Do Before Your Appointment With the Travel Doctor

6 June 2018
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

If you've planning a big holiday soon, an exam with a travel doctor should be one of your top priorities. Whilst it's simple enough to arrange the appointment, some of the things that you need to do in preparation for your appointment might not be obvious. Fortunately, you can use the three part checklist below to make sure that you're prepared for your travel doctor appointment.  Your Full Itinerary  It's very important to have your full itinerary on paper before your visit to the travel doctor. Read More …

Personal Healthcare Planning: Three Crucial Considerations for Preferred Provider Selection

6 June 2018
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

If you are planning on purchasing new health insurance or have decided to restructure your current plan, you should choose your preferred healthcare services provider with care. In most cases, it is difficult to change your health plan after you have decided on your preferred provider. Therefore, you cannot afford to be careless when making the initial choice. You should evaluate all the applicable issues which could affect your long-term financial and physical well-being. Read More …