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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

Due to the increased risk of COVID-19 in South Australia, our doctors are delivering consults predominantly via telephone or video telehealth. A large proportion of routine medical care can safely be performed over telehealth.

A telephone consult with a doctor can be booked through our website.

If your problem requires an examination, a safe face-to-face appointment will be scheduled.

If you have symptoms of cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath 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 clinics and testing centres. If you are uncertain, please book a telephone consult with your GP who will discuss and arrange this.

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