Getting You on the Right Path to Recovery
Chronic diseases and illnesses are those serious conditions that a visit or two to the doctor won’t fix.
Many of us experience complex health complaints throughout our lives, especially as we age. Others are unfortunately born with chronic care needs.
All doctors have years of experience treating patients for a range of chronic diseases and ailments, including:
- Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
- cardiovascular disease
- diabetes (Type 1 & 2)
- iron deficiency
Our GPs can also organise a Chronic Disease Management Plan – also known as a GP Management Plan. These plans help treat chronic and complex medical conditions that have been present for over six months.
Helpful Links & Websites
- Alzheimer’s Australia
Loads of resources, help sheets, videos and access to support services for those affected by Alzheimer’s.
- Arthritis Australia
Provides support and information for the 3.85 million Australians who have arthritis.
- Asthma Australia
Tools and information for people with asthma and their families – includes a link to the daily pollen count.
- Asthma Council Australia
Tips for understanding and living with asthma, as well as handy information on asthma first aid.
- Cancer Council Australia
Cancer prevention, information and treatments.
- Continence Foundation of Australia
Resources and information for people affected by bladder and bowel conditions.
- Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service
Individualised support for carers and care recipients.
- Diabetes Australia
Information and resources for people affected by diabetes, as well as those at risk.
- Epilepsy Foundation
Guidance and support for people living with epilepsy. Includes lots of resources on understanding and managing the condition.
- Gastroenterological Society of Australia
Patient information about gastrointestinal (gut/bowel) conditions, including helpful fact sheets.
- Genetic Alliance Australia
Support for individuals and families affected by rare genetic conditions, while providing information, counselling and a listing of 80+ support services.
- Heart Foundation
Assisting with the prevention and management of heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke.
- MS Australia
The national multiple sclerosis body aims to connect sufferers with local support services and resources.
- My Aged Care
Information on accessing aged care support services and resources.
- Osteoporosis Australia
Patient information about osteoporosis, its prevention and treatment options – includes a searchable listing of bone density testing outlets and fracture centres.
- Parkinson’s Australia
Peak national body representing the 100,000 Australians with Parkinson’s.
- Stroke Foundation
Support, treatment and prevention programs for stroke survivors.