Chronic diseases are long-lasting conditions that can be managed at Health Hub Narwee to achieve the best health outcomes. These patients have had their illness for six months or more and need close care management from our staff to improve overall quality of life. The most common chronic diseases include:
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chronic kidney disease
Chronic back pain
Mental health conditions
The GP Management Plan is a way to help you manage your chronic disease. You and the doctor will decide on it together, which can include:
Once your chronic disease management plan is in place, a schedule for regular review will be set by your GP. This meeting provides the opportunity to agree on any changes that may need to be made and ensures you are receiving appropriate care.
Allied health professionals such as physiotherapists or dietitians can be part of your chronic disease management plan. As a result, Medicare rebates are available if they’re part of the GP recommended management plan. If you’re not sure if chronic disease management is right for your condition, talk to a GP today.