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Nick Carr

Melbourne-based GP and author

Dr Nick Carr is a Melbourne-based GP, author and broadcaster. His interests include the care of the elderly, psychological medicine and paediatrics.

Outdated law makes doctors criminals, leaves dying patients anxious

Outdated law makes doctors criminals, leaves dying patients anxious

A clash in state and federal laws means doctors who are self-isolating because of COVID-19 are unable to assist terminally ill patients seeking to end their lives.

Improvisation is the latest medical skill our GPs are having to learn

Improvisation is the latest medical skill our GPs are having to learn

Why are doctors being forced to improvise on the front lines of the fight against coronavirus?

'Doctor' Trump is a fake and needs to be struck off before he kills again

'Doctor' Trump is a fake and needs to be struck off before he kills again

Bad advice about COVID-19 can be fatal. Especially when it comes from the US president.

Trump wants to relax the US shutdown. We asked a GP for a considered response

Trump wants to relax the US shutdown. We asked a GP for a considered response

If social distancing measures in the USA are relaxed early because 'Our country was not built to be shut down', Italy could soon look like a warm-up act.

Do I need to stop taking anti-inflammatory drugs?

Do I need to stop taking anti-inflammatory drugs?

There's a lot of confusion going around about treatment of symptoms. Here's what you need to know.

'Coronaviruses are a wily bunch': a doctor explains why herd immunity isn't going to save us

'Coronaviruses are a wily bunch': a doctor explains why herd immunity isn't going to save us

Despite talk of 'herd immunity', countries have accepted that waiting to beat COVID-19 isn't an option. They're right to do so.