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Dr Teddy Chan

Being a doctor is a bit like being a mechanic excep on the human body. And like mechanics there are different types. I like to think doctors are keen to find out the reason why you have the problem, prevent it from happening again and also try to fix it. You may see a mechanic for fixing your flat tyre, and some mechanics will just do this by replacing it. Others might look further - was the wheel alignment ok, were the brakes ok? Then also advise you whether you are driving too fast or are you checking you tyre pressures regularly.

As GPs, we are not only interested in the acute health issue, but the trigger factors and also your preventative health. So why not next time you see the doctor, ask the doctor what you can do to prevent your health or illness from deteriorating? We are here to help.

Written by Dr Teddy Chan for Healthworks.