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The GP Show

Welcome to The Gp Show podcast "libsyn directory" page!  Please visit my full website; that includes podcasts, the podcast notes with resources, a clinicians bookshelf split into the lifestyle and medical domains with a growing library of online resources (for patients and health professionals) including handouts, courses, apps, books, podcasts and more.

Join me, Dr Sam Manger MD, for real and in-depth conversations with guests, experts and advocates from around the world sharing knowledge, stories, insight and experience on a variety of health-related topics.  This podcast is specifically designed-with-love for health professionals and anybody else interested in health, science and medicine.

Please note: the Information on this site and in these podcasts is designed for informational purposes only and does not replace the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician and is not intended as medical advice. This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you saw or read on The GP Show Podcast and related pages. Always practice within your level of professional capabilities and scope of practice. This podcast does not give you the right to practice beyond your training.

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Feb 8, 2018

It was a pleasure to have on the show Dr Paul Grinzi who is a GP in Victoria.  He juggles a few roles, balancing his clinical work in both rural and urban GP clinics with part-time medical education work. He's recent past chair of the RACGP Vic Drug & Alcohol committee and the key educator for the Victorian Government's 'Medication Assisted Treatment of Opioid Dependence' training program.

Today Paul gives us an overview of opioid dependence/use disorder, how to approach patients, being mindful of stigma and medication assisted treatment options suboxone and methadone including indications, use, side effects, common barriers and where to find further training.

Further training in this area is very accessible now often via online programs.  Contact your State/Territory drugs of dependence unit for more information.

Enjoy friends