Chronic disease refers to illnesses that persist rather than those conditions that resolve after a single episode. These conditions can be the following: asthma, diabetes, heart disease, emphysema and kidney disease. Management of these conditions can be complex, but good management can make a big difference in reducing the risk of complications and maintaining good health overall.
Care plans facilitate the best possible management of a chronic disease. The care plans or GP management plans involve a detailed assessment of your current symptoms and treatment followed by identifying ways to improve based on best practice guidelines. Care plans are usually undertaken 6 monthly or annually depending on the severity of your chronic disease.
Best care for many chronic conditions is facilitated by a team of health care providers, including specialists, pharmacists and allied health professionals. Your GP plays a pivotal role in coordinating this care to ensure the best possible outcome for you.
For your convenience the surgery runs specific clinic days for patients with chronic disease. The clinic days are designed for you to see your GP to complete the care plan and then visit with a nurse regarding education for diabetes or asthma etc. This allows you to have a comprehensive team based care plan generated on the same day and at the same convenient location.
Health assessments are a Medicare initiative aimed at allowing people who may be at risk of illness or who are in a particular age bracket, to have a comprehensive health assessment completed. Health assessments are performed by the practice nurse and your GP. Health assessments are bulk billed so there is no out-of-pocket cost to you. A list of health assessments are below.
Healthy Kids Check is for every four year old child in Australia. The Healthy Kids Check will promote early detection of lifestyle risk factors, delayed development and illness, and introduce guidance for healthy lifestyles and early intervention strategies.
This health check is targeted at people between the age of 45 and 49 years of age (inclusive) who are at risk of developing a chronic disease. A chronic disease or condition includes the following but is not limited to – asthma, diabetes, mental health conditions, arthritis, musculoskeletal conditions, cancer, cardiovascular illness.
This is an annual health assessment for those in this age group. Comprehensive medical assessment for residents in age care facilities. This is an annual assessment completed onsite at the aged care facility.
Type 2 diabetes risk assessment evaluation is for people between the age of 40 and 49 with a high risk of developing diabetes. Are you at risk? Please make and appointment to see your GP today.
Mental health care is a very important part of general practice as the burden of mental illness continues to grow in our community. During our life time many of us at one time or another will struggle with mental illness and the quality of care you receive at this time will make a big difference to your life and relationships.
Dr. David Cockram, a psychologist works along with your doctors to provide you with the support and assistance that you need. Talk to your doctor in regards to a referral.
Focused counseling has long been established as an important therapy for many kinds of mental illness. Medicare provides appropriate support to fund dedicated sessions by a psychologist or counselor. Ask you GP to complete a mental health care plan and organise an appropriate referral for you. Mental Health nursing services are being sought.
Dr. Victor Cheung is our on-site podiatrist; he works along with the doctors to provide you with care for your feet. His services include but are not limited to:
* ENDOCRINE, BREAST SURGEON
* GENERAL MEDICINE
* GENERAL SURGEON
* ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON
* VASCULAR SURGEON
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