CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT
Travelling overseas in unfamiliar environments can come with risks to your health. Our medical staff can discuss your requirements with you and set up a pre-travel plan.
We carry a full range of vaccinations and can offer comprehensive advice on appropriate travel medications, preventative measures and travel tips.
CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT
Our doctors and nursing staff are very experienced in effectively managing chronic conditions like diabetes, lung disease, cancer, heart disease and connective tissue disorders. We have onsite ECG, lung function tests and pathology. Our experienced practitioners can coordinate, plan and monitor your care, acting as an effective link between your specialists and allied health practitioners. We also offer onsite INR testing for patients on warfarin and glucose testing for diabetics.
Our nurses, Bonnie, Ruth, Caroline and Anna play an integral role in the provision of these services as do Fleur (Chiropractor), Fiona (Psychologist), Phillip (Podiatrist), Katrina (Dietitian), Emma and Rachel (Speech & Language Pathologist), Jacky (Occupational Therapist) and Douglas Hanly Moir (Pathology). Caroline also does home health assessments to ensure our older patients are getting the health care services they need.
We recognize the needs of time-conscious patients by offering early morning and late night appointments. We have two online services to allow for electronic communication
• HealthEngine – for online appointment booking
• OzDocs Online - for getting repeat prescriptions referral, and results of investigations and for general questions for your
Dr Colin Metz has spent several years working for multinational organisations and understands the nature of the executive work environment.
We have doctors who are keen athletes and can provide both injury prevention and injury treatment services, including online access to X-ray, MRI, CT scan and bone scan images. We have exercise physiologists, dietitian and physiotherapists within walking distance, some of them working from our premises.
With an industrial complex nearby we deal with a wide range of Workers Compensation cases. Our doctors are familiar with current legislation and the necessary forms and procedures.
We recognize that the treatment of mental health illnesses like anxiety/depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and children's mental health issues like autism spectrum disorders, hyperactivity disorders and adjustment disorders require special skills and understanding. Many of our practitioners have had specialized mental health training and have the necessary field experience to provide appropriate support. We have a resident psychologist, Fiona Calvert.
Having an indigenous community and Community Health Care Centre nearby, we have a proud tradition of offering culturally appropriate indigenous health care. Patients are offered Closing the Gap prescriptions and regular Health Assessments.
Our team of nurses, doctors and psychologists provide a comprehensive service to patients with disability. These services are offered with compassion and with an understanding of the various state and federal community services that are available.
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