After spending 5 years working in hospitals and providing GP services in the UK, Dr Ali moved to Australia in 2005. Since then he has cared for patients both in and out of the hospital system in various positions around Australia.
Dr Ali enjoys all aspects of medicine and loves building a rapport with his patient base and community.
Special interests include:
The general practitioner (GP) plays a central role in the delivery of health care to the Australian community.
In Australia, the GP:
General Practice is a medical speciality (in some countries called family medicine).
A general practitioner is a specialist physician who does not specialize in one particular area of medicine. GPs provide routine health care (e.g., physical examinations, immunizations) and assess and treat many different conditions, including illnesses and injuries. They often have regular, long-term patients and provide ongoing medical care to both male and female patients in all age groups.
People who are seeking medical care usually contact a general practitioner first. When a patient develops a serious condition, a general practitioner may refer him or her to a specialist. A specialist is a physician who has additional training and expertise in a specific area of medicine (e.g., urology, cardiology, oncology, neurology).
General practitioners often work in private offices or clinics. In many cases, they are assisted by a small staff of nurses and administrators.