Role of the GP in Managing Chronic Illness

Posted on: 3 October 2018

Chronic illnesses are long-lasting diseases with effects that develop with time. Some of the common chronic diseases among Australians include cancer, diabetes, asthma, cardiovascular diseases and mental illness. The GP, or general practitioner, plays a vital role in helping patients diagnosed with such diseases. Below are some of the roles of the GP in chronic illness management. Creating awareness The GP plays a pivotal role in educating people about chronic illnesses. [Read More]

How Bulk-Billing Medical Centres Are Good for Women's Health Care

Posted on: 28 August 2018

When it comes to women's health, your needs are likely to evolve with each decade. With events such as puberty, preventing pregnancies, falling pregnant and the menopause requiring regular attention, you may need to see a doctor on a regular basis. If you want to streamline the relationship you have with your GP and gynaecologist, consider using bulk billing. Here are some advantages of a bulk-billing medical centre: Changing contraceptives won't become costly [Read More]

Understanding Vascular Trauma

Posted on: 27 June 2018

Every day, vascular surgeons treat patients who have suffered vascular trauma. If you know someone who has experienced vascular trauma, you'll want to understand as much as possible about the condition and the options available for treatment. This article outlines everything you need to know about this condition. What Is Vascular Trauma? Vascular trauma is the term vascular surgeons use to describe an injured blood vessel. The body has two types of blood vessels: [Read More]

Two ways to improve an elderly relative's physical and mental wellbeing

Posted on: 12 May 2017

The aging process and the decline in health that often accompanies it can have a huge impact on an older person's quality of life. It can affect their mobility levels, their independence and their mental well-being. If you have an elderly relative and are concerned about their health (both physical and mental), here are a couple of things you can do to help them. Have their hearing tested As people age, they often find that their hearing deteriorates; this is referred to as presbycusis. [Read More]