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As far as possible all information published on the familydoctor.expert we attempt to present accurate information at the time of publication. Each health information page includes the last date of update. Please note that medical information changes over time and that  whilst we make every effort to keep up to date, outdated information may be inaccurate

The information presented in this website adheres to the social media guidelines of The Australian Practitioner Health Practitioner Agency.

This website adheres to the following principles listed in this policy; 

“Registered Health practitioners should only post information that is not in breach of these obligations by:

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  • Presenting information in an unbiased, evidence-based context, and
  • Not making unsubstantiated claims.”

Where medical claims and advice are presented, they are made on the basis of the principles in our Medical Commentary Policy. 

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familydoctor.expert respects your privacy. Please see our Privacy Policy. 

We encourage commentary on our Social Media sites; Please use common courtesy and respectful communication. See our Social Media Policy. 


Advertising Policy 

As of October 2014, no external funding has been obtained for the site and it has been funded by Associate Professor Grant Blashki, General Practitioner and Academic.  
We do plan to accept advertising for relevant health products with the following principles;
    1.    Editorial content must have a clear separation from advertising.
    2.    Advertising must be not be embedded in the familydoctor.expert video content
    3.    Specific products must not be formally endorsed by familydoctor.expert
    4.    All advertising including banners must be clearly labelled as advertising
Last Updated June 2017


Privacy Policy

The personal information collected from the visitors of our website, including their identity, remains confidential. If you choose to sign up for regular emails then we need to have your email details stored on the mail chimp server so that we can send you general FDE updates. We respect the law(s) on confidentiality applicable to this website ( as per Australian law) and we will never pass on these data to any third party, unless required by law. Our website does not collect any cookies.


Medical Commentary Policy

Claims and advice about medical issues are determined by the website editor Dr. Grant Blashki MD MBBS FRACGP GAICD based on the following principles. A/Prof Grant Blashki’s academic record is available at www.blashki.com

Evidence Based Information
Where it exists, scientific evidence in the publically available peer reviewed literature is used to determine the best evidence based clinical advice.
Clinical guidelines by professional bodies where available are used to inform the best practice.
Where information is of a more anecdotal nature from either family doctor experience or common practice this is highlighted to the viewer.
Where a clinical issue is controversial or disputed this is highlighted to the viewer, and the cases for and against presented.

Transparency
No bias is allowed from commercial or agendas other than the best interest of the viewer.
Wherevever possible the level and quality of evidence is communicated to the viewer.

Openess
familydoctor.expert provides a feedback email address feedback@familydoctor.expert and is open to feedback about the evidence for medical claims


Social Media Policy

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