Breaking down silos opens up a new world of medicine

Medical breakthroughs are just a cross-specialty research project away

Move away from general practice and medicine becomes a land of specialty silos. This can sometimes be to the detriment of patients, I believe.


A member of my family has a rare disease and symptoms that do not fit neatly into the domain of a particular discipline.

During a week’s stay in a large Sydney hospital after emergency admission to a cardiology ward, she was seen not only by cardiologists but also an endocrinologist, a gastroenterologist and a neurologist, because of her myriad symptoms.