Dr. Sam Hay

Sam is a practicing Australian GP and can regularly be seen throughout the media. Sam has hosted Amazing Medical Stories on Channel Nine, and was one of the charismatic presenters of Embarrassing Bodies Down Under.  He regularly writes for popular parenting resource kidspot.com.au, and is the resident doctor for The Today Show on Sundays and the Kyle and Jackie O radio show on KIIS

A former Senior Medical Officer in the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps, Dr Sam has been working in general practice since 2005 and is currently a partner in one of Sydney’s most successful GP practices, Your Doctors™. Sam has also appeared as a medical expert on Studio 10 as well as on radio stations Sea FM and Triple M.
 
Dr Sam is also a self-confessed health and fitness advocate who can be found in the gym or the surf.

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    Understanding Anaesthetic

    When it comes to medical procedures, an anaesthetic is usually required; however, patients are often unclear about the various types of anaesthesia. To help clear up the confusion, we asked Dr Sam Hay to explore the differences between local, regional, twilight and general anaesthesias, so that we can understand what it is and how it works.

    Category: General Medical
    What is Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

    Did you know that 70,000 Aussies are affected by Inflammatory Bowel Disease? According to health professional Dr. Sam, "Inflammatory bowel diseases, which include Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, are a bit mysterious in the sense that we don't really know what triggers the immune system to attack our body this way, but we do know the main risk factors. IBD is a serious condition, but if you look after yourself, it shouldn't rule your life." In this article, Dr. Sam explains what Inflammatory Bowel Disease entails, factors that may affect IBD risk, and the treatment that is available.

    Category: General Medical
    Lung Disease

    "Imagine having to think about every breath you take. Every single one. Each breath taking every effort you have. According to Dr Sam, "That's what it can be like living day to day with a chronic lung disease. It's a massive problem in Australia, causing about one in seven deaths. Some lung issues are temporary, your friendly doctor can help fix them with a bit of TLC or a course of antibiotics. But there are more serious lung problems that if left untreated can really effect our quality of life. In this article, Dr Sam discusses the symptoms we need to be aware of when it comes to the health of our lungs.

     

    Category: General Medical
    Melanoma Exposed.

    Did you know by the time you get home from work each day, 35 Australians will have been diagnosed with Melanoma. Even worse five will have died. According to Dr. Sam, "While it’s a relatively rare skin cancer, only making up 2% of all skin cancers, it’s the deadliest. It grows and spreads quickly and that’s why it causes 75% of skin cancer deaths in Australia". With this in mind Dr Sam provides a comprehensive overview of the the facts surrounding Melanoma and what we we do to prevent it. 

    Category: General Medical
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