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Seeking prescribing patterns in rural Crete: a pharmacoepidemiological study from a primary care area

Nikos  Antonakis

Nikos Antonakis

qualifications: PhD

position: General Practitioner


Academic titles: *Degree of Physiotherapy * Degree of Medicine * Title of speciality of General Practice * Doctoral diploma (PhD) Some objects of researching work: * In vitro effect of axis "Hypothalamus - Hypophysis - Suprarenal glands" in the expression of the Interleukin-2 receptor (Doctoral Thesis). * Applications of computers in the Primary Health Care (Telemedicine - Medical File etc) * Epidemiology and Primary Health Care * Psychiatric and Primary Health Care * Pharmacoepidemiology and Primary Health Care. Educational work: * Course on the object "Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation" in the Department of Medicine of Crete University. * Attendance in the teaching of the courses: "Epidemiology", "Medicine of work", "Education in the Primary Health Care" etc. Clinical experience: * Physician of National Health System of Greece. Published work: * 18 original papers in Medical Journals that are contained in the Medical Data Base: Medline * 4 abstracts or letters to the editor, in Medical Journals that are contained in the Medical Data Base: Medline * 22 original papers in Greek Medical Journals, with system of referees * 3 educational articles in Greek Medical Journals, with system of referees * 75 oral presentations or pesters in medical congresses in Greece and abroad. Writing work: * Attendance in the writing of 20 medical books Other: * Associate Editor in the Greek Medical Journal "Primary Health Care"

Irene  Xylouri

Irene Xylouri

qualifications: MD

position: Senior house officer

Michalis  Alexandrakis

Michalis Alexandrakis

qualifications: Assistant Professor

position: Assistant Professor

Catherine  Cavoura

Catherine Cavoura

qualifications: MD

position: General Practitioner

Christos D Lionis

Christos Lionis

qualifications: Associate Professor

position: Associate Professor


Since 1995 Christos Lionis has worked at the University of Crete Medical School, where he is Professor and Director of the Clinic of Social and Family Medicine. With a passion for the importance and the value of Family Medicine, Christos is actively involved in the development of Primary Care and General Practice in Greece. He currently co-ordinates a thriving GP research network on rural Crete, and is also responsible for the supervision of a number of PhD students in the fields of quality management and the formulation of guidelines for management of common disease and chronic conditions, factors contributing to cardiovascular disease, gastroenterology, mental health and morbidity in general practice. Prior to his employment at the University of Crete, Christos worked for 9 years as Manager and Medical Director of Spili Health Centre, obtaining experience as a clinician and researcher in the field of Primary Health Care and General Practice in a rural setting. For further information refer to the website of the Clinic of Social and Family Medicine (

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