We put a large emphasis on management of chronic heath issues. Let our qualified General Practitioners work with you to develop an ongoing plan for your health.
In Australia, almost 2 million people suffer from asthma. In every 4 primary school children 1 suffers from it, 1 in 7 teenagers and 1 in 10 adults are affected by asthma. There has been a rise of Asthma and other topic allergic disorders in the world. Australia has the third highest prevalence of current wheeze in 13-14 year olds.
Our experienced GPs know the importance of diagnosing and managing asthma. They use peak flow meters and refer patients for spirometry. Our GPs perform regular reviews and provide asthma management plans, preventive and reliever medications as suitable. For those who have severe disease they refer them to respiratory and allergy specialists.
Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in australia, killing 51 Australians every day Heart Foundation. Managing your lifestyle through minimising smoking and alcohol, staying active and improving fitness, and managing weight and diet ensures you minimise your risk of heart disease. Maintaining regular contact with a practitioner will help them educate and diagnose risk conditions, to ensure you stay healthy long term.
COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, which describes a range of lung diseases including Smphysema, Chronic Bronchitis and Chronic Asthma amongst others. A spirometry test will help to confirm a diagnosis, and while there is currently no cure, there are a variety of measures that can be used to slow the disease progression and minimize symptoms. These include excercise programs, medicines (including inhalers) and ensuring keeping up-to date with influenza and other respiratory disease vaccinations and medication.To ensure quality of life, our practice, nurse and doctors will maintain regular contact and support you in an ongoing basis.
GP Management Plans and Team Care
Our Doctors provide GP Management Plans and Team Care Arrangement for patients with chronic medical conditions. These conditions include cancer, asthma, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke and musculoskeletal conditions. These plans form a framework for the doctor and patient to agree on goals and actions through diagnosis and discussion, enabling management and symptom relief on an ongoing basis. As patients action the plan, this can in turn be supported and updated by the doctor on an ongoing basis to ensure the choice remains with the patient.
For eligible patients, our GPs have access to allied services such as Physiotherapist, Exercise Physiologist, Podiatrist or Dietitian, among others, which can help bring down the costs of treatment. Under this Team Care Arrangement, the patient will be eligible for up to five subsided health services each calendar year. In these cases, the management plans help facilitate communication between GPs, specialists and Allied Health professionals to enhance patient care. This structured approach in turn helps the doctors, allied health practitioners and specialists plan and coordinate their care requiring ongoing support from a multidisciplinary team.
Health is a an important aspect to consider when travelling overseas and to remote areas. We provide a complete range of travel vaccinations and travel health care services to protect you and your family on holiday, or your organisation and staff for corporate travellers.
Skin Cancer Care
Australia and New Zealand having the highest incidences of Melanomas per capita in the world. The earlier a skin cancer is identified and treated, the less invasive the treatment has to be. For this reason, annual skin checks for are important, book yours today with our qualified physicians.
Symptoms of low iron levels include pallor, lethargy, breathlessness, weakness, poor appetite, poor concentration and attention span, and increased susceptibility to illness. An review with our GPs may indicate low iron, and an infusion may be right for you. Talk to your doctor for an assessment.
General Practice in Australia
No two individuals are the same, and every individual needs personalised care and support. General Practitioners are specialists in primary diagnostics and treatment, leveraging on extensive training and a doctor-patient relationship built through a lifetime of care and family support.