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Aust Fam Physician. 2008 Apr;37(4):256-7.

Doctors as patients.

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  • 1Medicolegal Claims Manager, MDA National.


Case histories are based on actual medical negligence claims or medicolegal referrals; however certain facts have been omitted or changed by the author to ensure the anonymity of the parties involved. All the medical boards and medical colleges recommend that medical practitioners have their own general practitioner. The aim of this article is to provide guidance for GPs about how to deal with the potential complexities of managing medical colleagues as patients.

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