Do you have a chronic medical condition; What are the chronic medical conditions?

A 'chronic medical condition' is one that has been, or is likely to be, present for at least six months or is terminal.


  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease - angina, heart attacks,
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic lung conditions - asthma, emphysema
  • Cancer

If you are not sure about your medical conditions your GP can assist you. So talk to your GP ASAP. People with a chronic medical condition may be able to get Medicare benefits to cover allied health services that help manage their condition.Your doctor may suggest a GP Management Plan.

If you need treatment from two or more health professionals, your doctor may also put a Team Care Arrangements plan in place for you.

A GP Management Plan is a plan of action agreed between you and your GP.It identifies your health care needs, sets out the services to be provided by your GP and lists the actions that you need to take to improve the chronic disease.A Team Care Arrangements plan lets your doctor work with, and refer you to, at least two other health professionals who will provide treatment or services to you.

You may be eligible for Medicare benefits for specific allied health services if your doctor prepares both types of plans for you.

Contact your doctor to find out more about chronic disease management.


Ascertain your risk of Type 2 Diabetes.

As part of our commitment to the health of our local community, we provide Type 2 Diabetes Assessments to patients who feel they may be at risk.

If you would like to ascertain your risk of Type 2 Diabetes we recommend you to have a diabetes evaluation at our practice.

The evaluations will involve:

  • Body Mass Index measurement, blood pressure and general physical exam
  • Family history and dietary review
  • Assessment of lifestyle risk factors
  • If you feel you may be at risk of diabetes, please call us to arrange a thorough evaluation.