Dr Alice Lam, GP & Health Writer

I am an experienced physician who produces high quality medical content

Dr Alice Lam, GP & Health Writer

I am an experienced physician who produces high quality medical content

Dr Alice Lam, GP & Health Writer

I am an experienced physician who produces high quality medical content

Dr Alice Lam sitting in front of a brick wall

If you need compelling, quality health or medical content that is:

…contact me today for a quote.

Clients I have worked with

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Arrotex Pharmaceuticals is Australia’s largest generic pharmaceutical and private label over the counter medicines company. I have been commissioned to produced two CPD modules for publication in the Australian Journal of Pharmacy.

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EPG Health is the publisher of Medthority (www.medthority.com), an online disease and medicines knowledge base and decision support tool for healthcare professionals worldwide. I have worked with EPG Health to produce CPD content for nurses.

The Bionics Institute

The Bionics Institute is an internationally recognised, independent medical research institute that solves medical challenges with technology. We lead the world in the research and development of innovative medical devices and therapies to transform the lives of people with hearing and vision impairment, autoimmune and chronic conditions, and conditions affecting the brain.

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I have produced multiple CPD modules for HealthCert Education (which has students in over 40 countries) to produce high-quality, accredited educational content for GPs. Whether you require referenced slide decks, recommended reading lists, multiple choice questions or cases, let's collaborate.

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Writing patient resources

Bipolar disorder affects about 45 million people worldwide, and can touch people living with the disorder in myriad ways. I have written many articles to empower and educate people with this condition.

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Writing patient resources

CHF is Australia’s leading advocate on consumer health care issues. I produced an article to assist patients who want to get more out of their GP visits.

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Writing patient resources and editing

I have produced multiple patient resources on hepatitis B. I am also delighted to be on their Editorial Committee.

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Writing patient resources

Founded in 2007, IBPF focuses on mental health awareness including education, resources, and supportive connection.

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Editing patient resources

Jean Hailes for Women's Health is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving women's health throughout Australia. I worked together with their web content review team to produce refreshed and updated web content.

Testimonials

“Dr Alice Lam is a GP and medical education writer for HealthCert. HealthCert is an accredited, international provider of continuing medical education for GPs associated with universities, major teaching hospital clinical placements and postgraduate pathways in Australia, UK and Europe. HealthCert courses pass through multiple levels of review including; Course Chair reviews, independent expert reviews, accreditation authority reviews and university quality assurance reviews. Alice has written many HealthCert modules for GPs including medical presentations, assessments and clinical cases on a wide variety of topics. These materials have consistently received high praise at all levels of review. She is a first-class medical education writer who always delivers on time and with a smile. It is a pleasure to work with Alice, and I would highly recommend her services.” - Christine Guyler Head of Academic Standards HealthCert Education

"As Course Chair for courses in HealthCert Education, I have had the pleasure of working with Dr Alice Lam. Her medical writing is of the highest order - clear, logical, relevant to the target audience and extremely well referenced. Furthermore, she completes tasks in time and is good to work with. I am happy to commend Dr Alice Lam to anyone seeking medical writing." - Dr Joe Kosterich

"Dr Alice Lam writes clearly and compassionately about health and illness. She doesn't shy away from complexity, leading lay readers deftly through the science and lived experience of complex problems. Her writing style is engaging, bright and warm, so she can hold readers through sometimes difficult topics. Her stance on health problems emphasises the empowered patient as central to good outcomes, ensuring that she generates hope amongst readers who themselves are facing health challenges. I recommend her unreservedly as a health writer!" - Professor Greg Murray, PhD, FAPS Director, Centre for Mental Health, Swinburne University of Technology Patron, Bipolar Life

Portfolio

Available to restricted users only – samples of slide deck, case study, and multiple choice questions

Available to restricted users only – sample of an accredited CPD activity published in the Australian Journal of Pharmacy

Sample of edited web copy for Jean Hailes for Women’s Health

Sample of published article for the International Bipolar Foundation

Sample of published article for Bipolar Life

Sample of published article for the Consumers Health Forum of Australia

About me

With so many health writers out there, it can be difficult to choose the best person for your project. With that in mind, here is a quick run-through of my qualifications and interests. 

I graduated from the University of Manchester, UK in 1998 and attained my Membership with the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2002, and Fellowship of the Royal Australian General Practitioners in 2005. 

As a GP, I have interests in all areas of medicine. However, I have particular interests mental health (I am also a member of the Australian Society for Psychological Medicine, and viral hepatitis (I both write and edit for for Hepatitis Australia). I have a strong interest in digital health and have practised solely in telehealth for the past several years. As a member of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health, I look forward to learning and connecting with others who are passionate about this exponentially rising field.

As a health writer, research using evidence-based and best practice guidelines is gold standard. A high standard of grammar, spelling, punctuation and word usage, along with appropriate revisions, editing and proof reading are all important aspects of my work. Being a doctor means I can communicate and educate on on the same level as other healthcare professionals, whilst still being able to help a patient stay informed throughout their healthcare journey. To keep up to date with standards in the medical writing field, I am also a member of the the Australasian Medical Writers Association.

Education is a particular passion for me, and I have produced accredited continuing professional development (CPD) content for doctors, pharmacists and nurses, as well as patient resources. I have produced content and/or edited for subjects including degenerative and inflammatory arthritis, asthma, bipolar disorder, viral arthritis, tobacco harms and cessation, adenomyosis, fibroids and endometriosis, urinary incontinence, and anaphylaxis.

In a nutshell, my extensive clinical experience lends your content authenticity and credibility.

Clients I have worked with

FAQs

Will you customise the work for my specific requirements?

Absolutely. Your needs are paramount, and every project is different.

From educational content aimed at healthcare professionals, to patient resources, to refreshing and updating your web content, and more – your specifications are important. We can also brainstorm if you are looking for fresh ideas for your health organisation, project or campaign. 

I aim to completely meet your needs such as inclusion of key messages, style guide, specified keyword usage,  and important deadlines.

I'm not sure how to get the most out of the copy. Can you assist?

I understand completely. At the start of a project, the potential is exciting, but sometimes daunting. Whether you are a medical clinic, a health organisation, a charity or patient advocacy group, there are many factors to consider. That might include your unique selling proposition (USP), objective of the copy, audience and so on. It is also common for the project to morph as time goes along, so flexibility is important too.

I’m happy to send you a free copy planner to start you on the road to success!

Just click the button below. 

What makes great content?

Health communication has to be great quality, and the consequences of failure can be dire. Here’s an article I wrote about patient-centred communication, and here are the basics of any content I will write for you.

  • High-quality content with a strong evidence base and backed by adequate research
  • Reputable sources (referenced)
  • The right tone and language
  • Excellent standard of grammar, spelling, punctuation and word usage
  • Revision and editing
  • Stock photos and other figures (optional)

How much will it cost?

As every project is different, an individual quote will be provided to give you a rough idea of costs. Once we’ve had a brief discussion (phone, video call or email), using the free copy planner if you’d like, I will put together a proposal. This will provide you with the following information:

1. Level of background research required

2. Content to be supplied, in what format (such as docx, .pdf, .pptx), approximate deadline

3. Approximate word count

4. Whether stock images, customised figures/tables are required

5. References are supplied as standard – let me know if you have a preferred reference style

6. Editing, proofreading, and an agreed number of revisions if necessary

Dr Alice Lam, GP & Health Writer, Bayside Melbourne, Australia
+61 490 762 023