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:
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
As the threat level of COVID-19 is currently low in South Australia, we’re now offering face-to-face appointments. We are watching the situation in other States very closely.
We continue to observe social distancing >1.5m and limit the number of patients in our waiting room.
If you have travelled from Victoria, New South Wales or the ACT, you are required to have a COVID-19 test on arrival and again at day 12 of your quarantine. If you would like help arranging this, please schedule a telehealth consult with a GP.
If you have travelled from the Greater Brisbane or Ipswich areas of Queensland since 22nd August, please inform our staff before visiting so we may arrange for a safe review for yourself and our team.
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. If you require help to arrange this, please book a telephone consult with a GP first, and an appropriate safe review can be arranged.
For patients with other conditions who would prefer a telephone or video consult, these appointments continue to be available for eligible patients (please see below).
The Government has now restricted COVID-19 Medicare GP telehealth items to circumstances where a patient has 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), other than for children aged under 12 months or patients who are homeless.
Please be assured that our clinic is COVID-19 safe, and we remain prepared to transition back to telephone triage of all consults should COVID-19 threat levels increase.