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This book is an essential tool in the management of your most important asset: your good health.

This book is an essential tool in the management of your most important asset: your good health.

Dr Gillian Deakin outlines the most common pitfalls in health care and details how patients can communicate effectively with medical professionals and get the treatment they need to be healthy and free themselves of worrying pain or life-threatening disease.

Gillian Deakin has spent her career exploring different treatment methods and different ways of healing. She brings a scientific, evidence-based approach to all her medicine and is passionate about seeking proof of all treatments, whether medical or alternative. Dr Deakin is a strong supporter of a broad approach, using both orthodox and complementary methods, and a reassuringly practical understanding of health problems and how to heal effectively.

101 Things Your GP Would Tell You is an indispensable hands-on guide to negotiating the management of your health. From practical information on how to communicate with your doctor, to definitive outlines of evidence-based strategies in remaining disease-free, to a debunking of many common myths in medicine.


This thought-provoking book provides a valuable glimpse into the daily reality of the grass roots general practitioner in Australia. Full of rich insights and tips for patients,the book is based on science, but tempered with experience. Dr Deakin talks from the coalface where general practitioners have to tailor vast amounts of medical knowledge to each and every individual patient’s needs. I’m sure patients will find it fascinating reading.

Dr Vasantha Preetham

This book is like a wonderfully extended consultation with an empathetic, patient and knowledgeable GP. Full of practical tips that will help you as a patient move towards optimal health. And if you don’t have a regular GP at present, it will make you want to get one!

Dr Caroline West

With wisdom, clarity and humour Dr Deakin provides an invaluable guide to the essential components of good health. Challenging our old beliefs, this books skilfully blends orthodox medicine with references to alternative health practices.

Jill Ball PhD

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    September 28, 2011

    Random House Australia

    292 pages

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  • Trade Paperback


    July 2, 2007

    Random House Australia

    290 pages

    RRP $34.99

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