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Chronic Disease Management:

  • Chronic diseases are the leading causes of illness, disability and death
  • Patients can benefit from a tailored GP Management Plan
  • Patients can gain access to Medicare subsidised allied health visits

Patients with chronic disease often require long term management and hence can benefit from tailored management plan. At NBMC, we endeavour to work with patients to ensure monitoring and control of these chronic conditions.

What are chronic diseases?

Chronic disease is any medical condition that has been, or is likely to be, present for six months or longer.  Many patients have more than one chronic disease at the same time. Many different illness can be classified under chronic disease. The following are some examples of chronic diseases:

  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular conditions such as Coronary artery disease, Stroke and Vascular disease
  • Cancers
  • Respiratory conditions such as Asthma, Emphysema and Obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Mental health conditions such as Depression and anxiety disorder
  • Musculoskeletal conditions such as Arthritis, Osteoporosis and Chronic back pain
  • Gastrointestinal conditions such as Coeliac disease and Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Neurodegenerative disease such as Dementia, Parkinson disease

 

Chronic Diseases Care Plans

A GP Management Plan (GPMP) is a plan coordinated by your doctor in order to identify chronic disease management goals and task. The plan is developed every 1 to 2 years depending on circumstances.

If your doctor believes that you could benefit from the support of allied health, a Team Care Arrangement (TCA) will be provided.  TCA plan provide patients with Medicare subsidised access to allied health visits from physiotherapist, podiatrist, exercise physiologist, dietitians and diabetes educator. Speak to our doctors at NBMC for more information.

 

Diabetes Care

Diabetes is a complex and chronic health illness requiring multidisciplinary approach to the management. If not managed adequately, diabetes can lead to disease of the heart, kidney, eyes, nerves and arteries. It is essentials for patients with diabetes to have an in depth understanding of their condition and their dietary requirement. Patients will also benefit from exercise program and regular feet care.

Doctors at NBMC can provide a GP Management plan to coordinate the monitoring and care of the disease.  Patients with Diabetes will be able to receive 5 subsidised individual allied health visits from diabetes educator, exercise physiologist, dietitian and podiatrist. In addition, patients may also be eligible to attend a Type 2 Diabetes education program run by diabetes educator.

 

Cardiovascular disease

The following are useful Links:

https://www.diabeteswa.com.au/

https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/

https://www.cancerwa.asn.au/

https://www.arthritiswa.org.au/

https://lungfoundation.com.au/

https://asthmawa.org.au/

https://kidney.org.au/

https://www.ncwa.com.au/

https://strokefoundation.org.au/

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