This website contains information on my work as an academic general practitioner.
Academic general practice is a relatively new discipline. The aim of academic general practice is to generate evidence that is applicable for use in primary care. Primary care is different from hospital care for a variety of reasons. First, signs and symptoms of patients seen in primary care are often still relatively mild or not 'fully developed'. As such, text-book signs are often absent. Second, partly as a result, differentiating conditions with a benign good prognosis from those in need for referral to hospital care is difficult.