Chronic Disease

Chronic Disease

Our experienced doctors manage patients with chronic disease such as asthma, coronary heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes and renal impairment.

We have registers for patients with chronic diseases which improves systematic and targeted care.

We work with our patients on prevention of chronic diseases and provide regular checks on cholesterol, glucose, and blood pressure and help patients improve these.

The medical centre has an excellent referral network of specialists and Allied health professionals to help with chronic disease management.

MANAGEMENT PLAN

Patients with a chronic medical condition may be able to get Medicare benefits to cover allied health services that help manage their condition.

If you have a chronic medical condition, your doctor may suggest a GP Management Plan. If you need treatment from two or more health professionals, your doctor may also put a Team Care Arrangements plan in place for you.

A GP Management Plan is a plan of action agreed between you and your GP. It identifies your health care needs, sets out the services to be provided by your GP and lists the actions that you need to take.

A Team Care Arrangements plan lets your doctor work with, and refer you to, at least two other health professionals who will provide treatment or services to you.

You may be eligible for Medicare benefits for specific allied health services if your doctor prepares both types of plans for you.

ADVICE, TREATMENT & PREVENTION

  • Cholesterol checks
  • Monitoring of glucose and blood pressure
  • GP management plans
  • Referrals to specialist care

 

Family Health

Women's Health

Men's Health

Children's Health

Aged Care

UPDATE: There have been PBS changes from 1 June 2020 regarding opioid prescribing. Please book with your regular GP to discuss how these changes will affect you.

Coronavirus Health Alert

As the threat level of COVID-19 is currently low in South Australia, we’re now offering face-to-face appointments. We are watching the situation in Victoria, ACT, and NSW closely.

We continue to observe social distancing and limit the number of patients in our waiting room.

If you have travelled from Victoria, New South Wales or the ACT, you are required to have a COVID-19 test on arrival and again at day 12 of your quarantine. If you would like help arranging this, please schedule a telehealth consult with a GP.

If you have symptoms of the flu, a cold, or loss of sense of smell or taste, please book a telephone consult with a GP first so that an appropriate safe review can be arranged.

For patients with other conditions who would prefer a telephone or video consult, these appointments will continue to be available for eligible patients (please see below).

The Government has now restricted COVID-19 Medicare GP telehealth items to circumstances where a patient has an existing relationship with a general practice (i.e. the patient has visited a GP in the practice face-to-face in the last 12 months), other than for children aged under 12 months or patients who are homeless.

Please be assured that our clinic is COVID-19 safe, and we remain prepared to transition back to telephone triage of all consults should COVID-19 threat levels increase.