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.

SA GOVERNMENT FREE FLU VACCINATIONS

We are aware that the South Australian Government has announced free flu vaccinations will be available for all people from 28th May 2022 until 30th June 2022. We are currently engaging with the Government to secure additional flu vaccines. Due to limited supply, we ask that you remain patient. We will update our website and open additional online appointments as stock becomes available. Please refrain from calling our clinic in relation to this and refer to our website.

HAVE YOU TESTED POSITIVE TO COVID-19?

If you have recently tested positive to COVID-19, please read this patient information.

COVID-19 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Before calling our clinic or booking an appointment with your GP, please take a moment to read through these Frequently Asked Questions. They have been developed to help answer some general questions you might have about COVID-19.

Coronavirus Health Alert

The threat level of COVID-19 in South Australia is escalated. For the safety of our patients and staff, we encourage telephone appointments (where possible).

If a face-to-face appointment is required, it will be time-limited, and we request that all patients wear a face mask while in the clinic.

We have a COVID-19 triage process in place, and you may be requested to wait outside or in your vehicle.

We also observe social distancing >1.5m and limit the number of patients in our waiting room.

If you have symptoms of the flu, a cold, or a loss of sense of smell or taste, then a COVID-19 test is necessary. Please refer to the SA Health website for a list of COVID-19 respiratory clinics and testing centres.

If you are unwell and have respiratory symptoms, please ask for a telephone appointment with a GP, and a safe review will be arranged.

The Government has restricted Medicare GP telehealth items to circumstances where a patient has COVID-19 and/or is a close contact and is required to quarantine or isolate under a state directive, or where there is 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), children aged under 12 months, or patients who are homeless. Please be aware that a private fee may be incurred for telephone or video consults.