Chinese Medicine 2

Our reader who first alerted us to the possible beneficial effects of Panax Ginseng Extractum capsules, says that he used this website to order 3 bottles of them, and was most impressed with their efficiency.

Their basic price for 30 capsules which cost him $30 or $35 from his local Chinese Medicine Clinic, is $12, but, ordering 3 bottles, postage and insurance took the price up to $18.50 a bottle.

When you have your own PO box, it’s easy, but if you don’t, they require details of where the delivery guy can leave your order if you are not at home when he’s making the delivery.

As we reported in an update to this post, our reader is not as enthusiastic about them as he was to begin with – so it’s up to other readers to decide whether to give them a try or not, at less than a dollar a day.

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Dr (Professor) Anthony Keech Cardiologist

Correspondence with from 27 Jan 2016.

For details of correspondence with other Sydney Cardiologists, use this link.

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Chinese Medicine 1

A 10 Feb 2016 update: The reader who first alerted us to to the possibly beneficial effects of these capsules has advised us that he is not as enthusiastic about them as he was initially. So it’s up to you, readers, to try them or not, at less than a dollar a day.

If you do want to try them, here are details on what appears to be a good way to get them.


One of our readers, in his 70s, has reported that, purely on whim, he recently started taking Panax Ginseng Extractum capsules, Chinese medicine, and claims that they have helped him considerably.

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These are some of the claims made for them.

“Aids, assists or helps in the maintenance or improvement of general well-being. Helps relieve fatigue. Helps heighten mental and physical capacity. Helps strengthen the body’s immune system.”

We certainly intend to look into them. At less than a dollar a day, it seems like a no-brainer to give them a try.

If any of our other readers have had experience with them, we’d love to hear from them.

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Australian Medical Professional Organisations 1

Three times now – on the 19 Jan, the 22 Jan and the 1 Feb 2016 – we’ve sent the same letter by email to the grandly named Royal Australian College of General Practitioners asking:-

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And each time we’ve got an automatically generated reply indicating that one of their team members should get back to us within two days, but that hasn’t happened.

We suspect that we could send them the same email 100 times and the result would still be the same.

Why can’t organisations like this be upfront and honest enough to admit that, “We’ve never had the slightest interest in or concern for the welfare of our members’ patients, nor to the extent that they may have suffered by relying on them.”

Perhaps they’re too sleazy for that.

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Medical Specialists in general 1

We’ve started putting together a list of Sydney cardiologists with details of how they’ve responded or not responded to emails sent to them.

There’s an enormous amount of research that we could and should do before we think of consulting and or using specialists – but we think that learning how they respond or don’t respond to emails is perhaps the most important part of this and that perhaps this list will be helpful.

(From bitter experience we think that anyone who just relies on what a GP tells you is stark raving mad!)

As you can see, we’ve already found three who’ve taken the time and trouble to respond with emails that could encourage you to think that they might be good to deal with. We’re not sure why anyone would bother with the rest when they just ignore you.

There are a number of large Sydney cardiology practices in Sydney, with lots of doctors in them, and our impression is that they each have the rule – “Don’t under any circumstances respond to an email from a patient, current or prospective!”

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Dr Albert Shafransky Cardiologist

In case any of our readers haven’t realised it yet, the medical profession in Australia, is, to all intents and purposes, unregulated – doctors know they can get away with murder, almost literally.

If we don’t do our homework we can find ourselves in the hands of a real shocker.

To us, a quick and easy way to find out what a doctor is like, (and lots of other people and organisations as well,) is to send him or her an email before you consult or use them, and see how you get on.

To us, there’s a huge difference between a Dr Shafransky, who gets up early in the morning to send himself what appears to be a great response, (at 5.09 am,) and a Dr Andrew Brooks, Urologist who not only doesn’t respond to any emails sent to him, but when asked why, claims it’s because his email set-up is such that it recognises when an email is from a patient and screens it out so he doesn’t receive it, (which of course isn’t true!)

Sometimes, when you read about some of the things Dr Brooks and his staff get up to, you can think you’re watching something out of the Benny Hill show!

Of course, the last thing you want to be doing is dealing with someone like Dr Brooks who can’t be bothered justifying anything he’s said and done – who just doesn’t care.

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Doctors and emails 4

We’ve started putting together a list of Sydney Cardiologists and how we’ve got on when we’ve emailed them.

Use this link to visit it.

When it comes to deciding which ones to consider consulting and/or using first, we don’t think it’s rocket science to decide to give preference to those who provide good responses to emails sent to them over those who ignore them. In fact, as you probably know by now, we’d put it a lot stronger than that.

While how we’ve got on may be taken as a guide as to how you may get on, we strongly recommend that you send your own emails as you may get on differently to how we have.

We have included the Cardiologists’ email addresses in our list, so that once you’ve drafted your email, it should only take 2 or 3 minutes per email to send them out. Or we could do it for you.

You are seldom going to get much information, but, as far as we’re concerned, at least you are going to separate the “sheep from the goats” as far as responding to email is concerned.

At present we don’t think this list is ever going to be very long because it seems that most Sydney Cardiologists belong to large practices – sometimes having as many as 15-20 doctors in them – and that most of these practices have a policy of not responding to emails. But we’re still learning about this.

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Looking after your heart 1

A quote from this cardiology website.

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This, after claiming, that “every day about 98 Australian men suffer heart attacks” and that heart disease is “Australia’s biggest killer of women.”

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Dealing with GPs 2

One of our readers reports that he recently saw a GP to get a prescription for another lot of Modavigil tablets, which he’d been using for some time – he got his prescription, but it was patently obvious from the questions the GP asked him that he know NOTHING about Modavigil tablets.

So the patient knew everything about them and the GP knew nothing.

Hey!!! Isn’t it supposed to be the other way around???

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Dealing with GPs 1

GPs are often termed the “primary health carers,” the “gateway” to the whole health system. They are portrayed as super human beings who know everything and everybody.

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has recently commenced an aggressive TV campaign and appears to have a new website both obviously aiming at trying to reinforce this impression of them.

We have just sent them a message saying:-

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In many years of working in the area of trying to locate the best doctors and avoid the not so good ones we’ve never come across one of the professional organisations like the RACGP that has shown the slightest interest in or concern for the welfare of any of the patients of their members.

Will the RACGP be any different?

We’ll let you know if we hear from them.

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