The doctors have experience in managing 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 patients on the prevention of chronic diseases to provide regular checks on cholesterol, glucose, and blood pressure and help patients improve in these areas.
The medical centre has an excellent referral network of specialists and Allied health professionals to help with chronic disease management.
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