Any person who wishes to register as a specialist in family medicine
The board may
register, as a specialist in family medicine (independent practice) or
specialist in family medicine (public service), any person who, prior to 17
August 2007, was registered as a medical practitioner in the category
independent practice (family physician) or any person who, prior to 17 August
2007, was registered as a medical practitioner in the category public service
(family physician) respectively and in terms of the Health Professions Act,
1974 (Act No. 56 of 1974).
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All and everything about Prescribed Minimum Benefits for doctors
Minimum Benefits (PMBs) are a set of defined benefits to ensure that all
medical scheme members have access to certain minimum health services,
regardless of the benefit option they have selected.
Chronicle’s PMB-X, or Prescribed Minimum Benefits eXplained, looks at the 25
chronic conditions covered in terms of the Medical Schemes Act.
All of these
treatment algorithms are here for your easy reference.
here for Prescribed Minimum Benefits Explained
Websites for Patients
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A focus on the whole person
|It is increasingly recognized that a core element of this change is that health systems need to realign to focus on the whole person. This is a shift away from the reductionist approach to healthcare which focuses on the disease or the technology or treatment. It is also a shift away from the paternalism and hierarchies in healthcare systems which disempower both health professionals and patients. |
Prevent and control the most common diseases
More than 14 million people between the ages of 30 and 70 die each year from non-communicable diseases (NCD’s).
Together we can prevent and control the world’s most common diseases....
WHO Disease Fact Sheets
A very useful list of sheets on the World Healthcare Organisation’s website containing facts on the entire range of healthcare issues ranging from animal bites to yellow fever
New Primary Care Model Delivers 20 Percent Lower Overall Healthcare Costs, Increases Patient Satisfaction and Delivers Better Care
|A review of two years' worth of healthcare claims data on thousands of patients reveals, contrary to the prevailing view, that unlimited primary care drives down overall costs while improving patient outcomes and experience.|
Why I am proud of being a "generalist" physician
I am a family doctor, always seeking out ways to see one more patient in the day, finding one more resource, helping one more patient through challenges.
WHY SHOULD I SEE A FAMILY DOCTOR?
Family doctors provide ongoing, total health care for you and your family. Family doctors see all ages of patients and can treat almost any health problem. Family physicians are dedicated to treating the whole person.
What is family medicine ?
Here are a few criteria you can use to discuss the extent to which a particular model is (or is not) reaching a minimum standard for the practicing of Family Medicine to be present.
What is an IPA?
An independent practice association (or IPA) is an association of independent physicians.
The typical IPA encompasses all specialties, but an IPA can be solely for primary care or may be single specialty.
Physicians retain their practice's independent corporate status but become part of a separate organisation with other practices, to enable them to contract as a group to provide services to payers.