Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management

A chronic condition is deemed to be one that you have, or will have, for more than 6 months. A GP Management Plan is done once every two years, with regular reviews (recommended six monthly) of your progress against the plan, and it is direct billed to Medicare. The most common chronic diseases are: diabetes, asthma, emphysema, coronary heart disease, cancer of any type, osteoporosis and arthritis.

The plan involves you meeting with our Chronic nurse first, for about 20 mins, to discuss your medical condition/s and work with you to set goals and tasks to meet these goals. You will then see the doctor to complete the plan and look at what you have identified as to medical problems and goals. The doctor will want to see you in 6 months time to review the goals and tasks and discuss any issues you have about the plan.

The following groups of allied health professionals are eligible to provide services under Medicare for patients with a chronic condition and complex care needs and must be registered with Medicare Australia. Some of these are; Aboriginal Health Workers; Audiologists; Chiropractors; Osteopaths; Podiatrists; Diabetes Educators; Dietitians; Exercise Physiologists; Mental Health Workers; Occupational Therapists; Physiotherapists; Psychologists; Speech Pathologists.

Medicare benefits are available for up to five (5) allied health services per eligible patient, per calendar year. These five allied health services can be made up of one type of service (eg five physiotherapy services) or a combination of different types of services (eg one dietitian and four podiatry services).

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COVID-19 (Corona Virus)

Dear Patients,

Stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic by booking a phone consultation with one of our GPs.

Our GPs can organise medical certificates, prescriptions, GP Management Plans (care plans), GP Mental Health Treatment Plans, blood test requests, radiology imaging requests, specialist referrals, all via phone, for our existing patients without you needing to leave your home.

IMPORTANT: If you have flu-like symptoms, we ask that you call the clinic for telehealth appointment.

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