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My name is Cristina Bolaton, a General Practitioner working in South Australia. My country of origin is the Philippines where I worked as family physician and toxicologist.
Having worked with the best family medicine and toxicology mentors in the Philippines and being constantly engaged with passionate GP collegues in Australia have inspired me to continue learning, sharing, teaching, and advocating primary health care, healthy, and simple living. This space is all about tales I have experienced throughout the years as a primary health doctor, educator, future organic farming enthusiast, and as a Filipino.
BUKIDOK is based on two Filipino terms, bukid meaning farming village and doktor meaning doctor, village doctor. The potentials I see in the village doctors in the Philippines and the passion of rural doctors in Australia have been inspiring me to connect with family practitioners or GPs of both worlds. This blog contains reflections of my personal medical encounters throughout my medical career. Interesting stories from collegues will also be included in this space. Overall intention of this blog is to inspire, inform, and educate the reader. This will in no way replace professional medical consultation with your doctor.