Author Archives: Dr Justin Coleman

About Dr Justin Coleman

Justin is a GP on the remote Tiwi Islands at the top of Australia. He edits a medical journal and two medical textbooks, and is a medical writer and educator. Further details at https://drjustincoleman.com/

Coleman’s guide to poisoning and the dark arts

Of all nature’s poisonous creatures, the two-legged doctor is the most dangerous. Continue reading

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Bad Habits

Good habits sell, but it’s the bad habits that keep us in business. Continue reading

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Avoiding doctors like the plague

Surviving childhood without doctors is not hard…except for the doctors. Continue reading

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Podcast 14: Alcohol-related harm in general practice

GP Sceptics podcast 14 discusses alcohol-related harms and what GPs can do about the problem. Liz and Justin interview guest experts Dr Paul Grinzi and Hester Wilson. Continue reading

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Managing diabetes is not all about expensive medication

Justin Coleman reflects on what matters for diabetes management in his final DMJ editorial. Continue reading

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My perfect medical statistics day

I dedicated one day in clinic to try to treat every individual as a statistic. My outcomes were brilliant. The individuals weren’t too happy. Continue reading

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GP Sceptics podcast 13: Nurses’ conflicts-of-interest

It turns out pharmaceutical and device companies court nurses as well as doctors. Podcast guest Quinn Grundy is on the case. Continue reading

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A textbook case walked into the room

Do salmon cause salmon-pink rashes? Strawberries cause strawberry tongues?Do textbook cases of rashes even exist outside textbooks? Continue reading

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Vitamins: mostly harmless, mostly profitable

I’m beginning to suspect a connection between mostly harmless and mostly useless. Continue reading

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Post-truth therapy: alternative medicine with alternative facts

Last week’s Senate bill gives the green light to a thousand unsubstantiated alternative health claims. An advertiser’s smorgasbord. Continue reading

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