At Kiama Medical Practice we strongly endeavour to assist you in managing your chronic diseases including diabetes and asthma as well as possible.
We strive to help all our diabetics to keep to target ranges for blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as monitoring other important health parameters such as kidney function, weight and activity goals.
Specific diabetic consultations with our Chronic Disease Management nurses Cathy Overs and Barbara Friend assists in this aim.
Asthma is another chronic disease which is important to manage well to avoid exacerbations and to try and achieve normal lung function.
Asthma management plans can assist with this in reducing time off work and hospitalisations as well as helping you to better understand and manage your asthma at home.
GP Management Plans are available for eligible patients with chronic diseases including diabetes, asthma, osteoarthritis, heart disease, chronic kidney disease, COPD and many more.
Many patients may also be eligible for Team Care Arrangements which allows for a Medicare subsidy for allied health visits such as physiotherapy, podiatry, dietitian or psychology to name a few.