Examples of common chronic conditions include:
- High Blood Presure
- Ischaemic Heart Disease & Heart Failure
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Allergies, Eczema, Hayfever
- Mental Illness & Dementia
- Systemic Lupus
- Polycystic Kidney Disease & Chronic renal failure
- Recurrent Kidney Stones & Gallstones
- Chronic Pain
Many of these conditions may have no symptoms, and are not found until detected on a routine health screen. Effective management usually requires regular monitoring. This may include blood tests, x-rays, input from specialists or allied health practitioners, and balancing multiple medications or therapies which may be confronting or confusing.
Our GP's are experts at managing and co-ordinating continuity of care including hospital in/outpatient referrals, private health interventions, multiple specialist referrals, and putting together comprehensive chronic care plans to optimise your health and well-being. We take the time to listen and explain your condition, so as to empower you to maintain the best quality of life possible. One of our oldest patients is >100years old, and only 20% of his heart works, but he lives comfortably and with dignity because we are attentive to manage his multiple chronic conditions carefully.