Family Medicine is comprehensive primary healthcare provided for individuals and families across all ages, genders, diseases and conditions. Care is provided on a continuing basis with an emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion. Your family doctor is an important part of helping manage your family’s health and wellbeing.
Women’s healthcare may include but is not limited to regular cervical screening, breast checks, referral for mammography, family planning options, fertility counselling and management of menopause. Lifestyle plays an important role in all women’s lives, with healthcare focused on prevention to maintain optimum health.
Men’s healthcare may include but is not limited to prostate screening, family planning options, screening pathology tests and sexual health. Lifestyle plays an important role in all men’s lives and with healthcare focused on prevention to maintain optimum health.
A holistic approach to healthcare is important including physical, social, spiritual and mental health. Mental healthcare may include but is not limited to medication management, regular counselling, referral to allied health providers as well as preparation and ongoing management of GP mental healthcare plans.
Immunisation protects against a range of preventable diseases and infections. Childhood immunisations, catch up immunisations, travel immunisations and occupational health immunisations are amongst the range of immunisations provided.
Chronic Disease and GP Managed Care Plans
Comprehensive and individualised care plan can ensure that all aspects of chronic disease are managed including goals to achieve optimal health. Chronic conditions including diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, arthritis, chronic pain are amongst the most common conditions that can be supported with the help of a care plan. Some care plan patients are eligible for referral to allied health providers at a subsidised cost.
Children’s Health Checks
Children’s health checks include monitoring development and normal milestones, immunisation and health promotion. Healthy Kids Checks for 3-4 year olds can assess readiness for school and provide an opportunity for early screening for visual acuity, hearing, coordination as well as motor skills and other areas of development.
Health Assessments for over 75’s
A comprehensive annual health check is recommended for all people aged over 75 to identify any health issues and optimise quality of life. Areas assessed may include but are not limited to lifestyle, mobility, medication, nutrition, exercise, safety in the home, care arrangements and support networks.
Diabetes assessment, education and management control are all covered by our accredited diabetes nurse educators. Diabetes Education is an ongoing process that aims to provide patients with the knowledge and skills to help live well with Diabetes. Consultations cover, Type 1 and 2 Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes, Impaired Glucose Tolerance, Impaired Fasting Glycaemia and those at risk of Diabetes.
Skin Cancer and Mole Checks
Skin in examined using a technique called Dermoscopy which enables the doctor to assess the underlying structure of the skin lesions. This increases the accuracy of diagnosis and reduces the chance that harmless lesions will be removed. A comprehensive range of treatments are used depending on the individual requirement including cryotherapy and excision.
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