- Category: Health Services
- Published on Monday, 01 August 2011 16:25
Collins Street Medical Centre has eight highly experienced vocationally registered GPs who have all completed extra training for general practice. They manage patients with chronic diseases such as asthma, coronary heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes and renal impairment.
We have actively participated in the Australian Primary Care Collaborative in Diabetes and Coronary Heart Disease in 2006/2007 and in the new wave in 2009-2011 in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Chronic Disease Prevention and Self Management with active patient involvement. We have Western union money transfer registers for patients with chronic diseases which improves systematic and targeted care. We have been recognised by the APCC for their work (see APCC recommendation re CSMC).
We work with our patients on prevention of chronic diseases and provide regular checks on cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure and help patients improve these. GPs use the Diabetic risk assessment tool and Australian Cardiovascular Risk Predictor to target those at moderate to high risk and also factor in family history and smoking status.
Collins Street Medical Centre has an excellent referral network of specialists and Allied Health professionals to help with chronic disease management and provide Life referrals, and referrals to the Diabetes Association for those at moderate to high risk of diabetes.