Archive for Rob Buist Blog

Mr Sugiarto Wijono

Our Indonesian business partners – led by the husband of a former patient of mine called Mr Sugiarto Wijono – have stolen out Intellectual Property and have begun marketing a product called Hydromamma (its on Instagram). It is really hard to know how to respond to such a barefaced theft by people we thought we [...]

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Dumped

Dumped! James Comey said, “The President can fire the FBI Director for any reason or no reason at all.” Well the pharmaceutical company that owns the rights to Aquamamma has similar Presidential powers vis a vis yours truly. Accordingly they have “terminated” my services – for no reason, I think – as of the end of this [...]

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Aquamamma news – and a special offer for my patients

Aquamamma news – and a special offer for my patients Sales of Aquamamma are now ramping up. You can buy Aquamamma at aquamamma.com.au and at selected pharmacies. My patients (and website readers) can obtain a ten percent discount and free shipping at aquamamma.com.au between now and Christmas. Just enter the code ROB10% at the cart to redeem this offer. [...]

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Former Patients Only

Things are really ramping up with Aquamamma. We have signed manufacturing, distribution and marketing deals for the world with a couple of companies – unfortunately for tiny royalties not millions of dollars! While this is very exciting Aquamamma is taking up more of my time than it has done previously – over the past three [...]

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Of Salads & Salmonella

Of Salads and Salmonella As you no doubt know there is an issue with respect to Salmonella infections in pre-prepared salads that can be purchased in plastic bags, usually from supermarkets. A couple of patients have already contacted me having consumed such salads. Now first things first. Salmonella is an extremely unpleasant infection and well [...]

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The Zika Virus

The Zika Virus   You cannot have missed the media coverage of the Zika virus outbreak in latin America along with the very disturbing news that this infection appears to cause birth defects. There appears to be a link between maternal infection with Zika and babies suffering from microcephaly. Microcephaly literally means “small head” and [...]

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Email issues

I’m now receiving quite a few e mails from patients about urgent clinical concerns. I’m really uncomfortable about this as my e mail goes down from time to time and on occasions it has been down for a few days. PLEASE text me if you have an urgent concern about yourself or your baby – [...]

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New Patient Booking Procedure

New Patient Booking Procedure It’s a bit of a first world problem – and one I definitely do not take for granted – but we’re struggling to keep a lid on our numbers of births per month. In order to retain what I hope are high standards of pregnancy care it is necessary for me [...]

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URGENT

Unfortunately I have had to be admitted to hospital myself today. Dr Natalie shaw will be very kindly covering births for me while I am unwell. A couple of very capable colleagues will be seeing patients for me when I am off duty. If you have any clinical concerns during office hours please ring the [...]

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Nurse Surgical Assistant at Prince of Wales Private Hospital

As most of you know it is common practice in Australia to have a doctor assist the obstetrician at caesarean sections. Indeed this practice is generally viewed as compulsory (although in the UK and NZ I often found myself performing a Caesar assisted only by the scrub nurse) and there are times when another pair [...]

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