How do we get to the left side of this image rather than the right?
Probably not with sugar!
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Whichever way you look at it, there is a great little health precinct on Partridge Street! Let us work together to Help You. Care Plans, Team Care Arrangements, Health Assessments, and Mental Health Care Plans may allow You to receive Medicare Rebates for Great Care from Our Team.
What are all of these Plans and Assessments? Think of Your Medical Care as being made up of two elements – Routine Care and Urgent/Emergency Care. Urgent/Emergency Care is when you see your GP because you’ve been unwell or hurt yourself, or when you present to Emergency with Chest Pain or after a major Accident. Routine Care might be an immunisation or a regular prescription, a Cervical Screening Test or a Skin Check. Imagine if You could have the time to Plan this Routine Care. What would You do?
Australian GPs provide Great Care to their patients and part of this is due to prior planning preventing Urgent/Emergency Care. What are Your thoughts on Better Health?
A chronic medical condition is one that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or longer, for example, asthma, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and stroke. There is no list of eligible conditions. However, these items are designed for patients who require a structured approach and to enable GPs to plan and coordinate the care of patients with complex conditions requiring ongoing care from a multidisciplinary care team. Your GP will determine whether a plan is appropriate for you.
Read more here:
Great Physiotherapists at Aspire Physiotherapy and Pilates – Sally, Alex, Bret, and Monique
A Great Dietician and Diabetic Nurse Educator – Helen at Family Nutrition and Diabetes Services
A Great Podiatrist – Ryan at Sense Podiatry
A Great Psychologist – Dr Amber Keast
Men who use Viagra seem to have a higher incidence of skin cancer! Why?
Have a look here.
At Partridge Street General Practice we believe an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Your skin is the largest organ of your body and Australia has the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. How can we help you?
Firstly, be SUNSMART.
– stay more in the shade
– wear a protective hat (I like the Chappell style broad brimmed cricket hat)
– cover up, long sleeved loose fitting clothing keeps you cool and keeps you safe
– sunglasses (also keep you cool 😎)
– sunscreen (SPF>30, re-apply every 2 hrs)
– limit your time in the sun (is there an app for that?)
Skin cancers can be split into two main groups, melanoma skin cancers (MSC) and non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSC). If you have a close family member with melanoma, or you’ve had a past melanoma, you’re at increased risk of melanoma. If you’ve had non-melanoma skin cancer before the age of 40, you’re at increased risk of melanoma. However, you’re far more likely to have NMSC than melanoma and these are the NMSC risk factors:
– fair complexion
– you burn rather than tan
– light eye colour
– light or red hair
– over 40 years old
– multiple solar keratoses
– high levels of ultraviolet exposure
– previous NMSC (60% of those diagnosed with NMSC will have another within 3 years)
So we’ve covered prevention – what next? If you’re in one of the risk groups above or if you’ve got an area of skin you’re concerned about, check it out and write it down.
Look after yourself – we’re here to help!
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