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Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management

Our wonderful team of caring GPs and Practice Nurses manage patients with chronic diseases such as asthma, coronary heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease.

Many illnesses and health conditions can be classified under the broad heading of chronic disease. Chronic diseases are mostly characterized by:

  • Complex causality
  • Multiple risk factors
  • Long latency periods
  • A prolonged course of illness
  • Functional impairment or disability

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. GPs use the Diabetic risk assessment tool and Australian Cardiovascular Risk Predictor to target those at moderate to high risk and also factor in family history and smoking status.

Our team has an excellent referral network of specialists and Allied Health professionals to help with chronic disease management.

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 COVID19 triage process and you may be requested to wait outside or in your vehicle.

We will require you to observe social distancing >1.5m and we will limit the number of patients in the 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 do not have respiratory symptoms, please ask for a telephone appointment with a GP, where possible a safe review will be arranged.

Please be patient our clinic is determined to be COVID-19 safe.

Call 000 if you need urgent medical assistance.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov