Stature of GPs in dire need of public boost

Dr Tony Marshal

GP, Frankston, Victoria

Not a day passes that a long- suffering patient comes to me reciting what the aromatherapist said about this and that affliction, and what the osteopath said about such and such — having paid them an arm and a leg in the process.

This despite the fact that more than 80% of GPs’ services are bulk-billed and they are more easily accessible than many of those ‘clinicians