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Chronic Health Conditions

Living with a chronic health condition can be challenging, but with the right care and support, it is possible to manage your symptoms and maintain a good quality of life.

At Covenant Medical Hub, we focus on promoting health and wellbeing and preventative healthcare, including helping patients to manage chronic health conditions. 

Chronic Disease Management
A chronic medical condition is one that has been present for at least six months or longer and includes conditions such as asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions, stroke, and more.

Chronic disease management (CDM) forms part of our commitment to the health of our local community. Our doctors & nurses provide assessments and comprehensive chronic disease management plans for patients who have complex conditions that require ongoing care and a structured approach.

The plan helps to clarify your health and care needs, setting out the services to be provided by your doctor, and providing actions you can take to help manage your condition. Your GP will work with you to develop a personalised treatment that meets your individual needs to help you achieve your health goals.

Team Care Arrangements
If your chronic medical condition is complex and requires multidisciplinary care, your GP may also develop Team care arrangements (TCA). The TCA supports the coordination of your care, ensuring collaboration between your doctor and other health or care providers who are providing ongoing treatment or services.

Make sure you let your GP or nurse know if there are aspects of your care you do not want to be discussed with other healthcare providers.

Regular Reviews and Support
Once a Chronic Disease Management Plan is in place, it is regularly reviewed by your GP. This is an important part of the planning cycle, where you and your GP check that your goals are being met and agree on any changes that might be needed. Our practice nurse provides support and monitoring between visits to your GP.

We offer care plans to all eligible patients who suffer from a chronic illness with little to no cost to patients. Patients are asked to book an appointment with their GP to determine if they are eligible.

Covenant Medical Hub supports patients with the following chronic health conditions. 

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a serious condition that affects the heart and blood vessels. The most common forms of cardiovascular disease in Australia are stroke, coronary heart disease, and heart failure.

The risk of cardiovascular disease can be substantially reduced by having a routine heart health check. The experienced doctors and nurses here at Covenant Medical Hub are dedicated to helping you maintain a healthy heart and reduce your risk of heart disease. They have the knowledge and expertise to provide you with the best possible care, and stay up-to-date with the latest research and treatment options.

Heart Health Check
From age 35, you may have risk factors for heart disease. We recommend regular heart health checks for those aged 45 years and above and those 30 years and above who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.

Our heart health check typically involves questions about your family history and current lifestyle, as well as a blood pressure, heart rate, electrocardiogram (ECG), blood sugar and blood cholesterol tests. If our doctors identify any issues, we will work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your needs and helps you achieve a healthy heart.

Once the test is complete, our doctors will review the results to evaluate your heart health and determine if further testing or diagnostic procedures are required. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your individual needs and help you achieve optimal heart health.

Don’t take any risks with your life. Speak to your doctor about having a heart health check at Covenant Medical Hub today.

The team of experienced doctors at Covenant Medical Hub understand the challenges and difficulties that come with managing Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) conditions.

We offer a range of services to help our patients manage their condition, including diagnostic lung function testing, like spirometry, treatment plans, and ongoing support and education.

Spirometry is a safe and non-invasive way to evaluate lung function and diagnose respiratory conditions such as asthma, COPD and other lung diseases. Patients are asked to take a deep breath and blow out as hard and as long as possible into a mouthpiece connected to our spirometer to measure the amount of air they exhale and the rate at which they exhale it. This information helps our doctors to evaluate lung function and determine if there are any underlying respiratory conditions.

Whether you’re looking for help to manage your asthma or COPD symptoms, or you need support during a flare-up, our team is here to help.

We look forward to helping you achieve your health goals and live a healthy, active life. Speak to our team at Covenant Medical Hub today!

High blood pressure, otherwise known as hypertension, is a common condition that can lead to serious health problems such as heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure. It often has no symptoms, which is why it’s important to have your blood pressure checked regularly.

Treatment may include lifestyle modifications such as changes in diet, regular exercise, and stress management, as well as medications to help lower blood pressure. We work closely with each patient to ensure they understand their treatment plan and are able to manage their condition effectively.

In addition to hypertension management, we also provide ongoing care and monitoring to help prevent complications and improve overall health. Our team is committed to helping each patient achieve optimal blood pressure control and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.

Our experienced doctors & nurses are here to provide the expert care and support you need to manage your condition and maintain your health for years to come.

If you have high blood pressure or have concerns about developing hypertension, book an appointment with a Covenant Medical Hub doctor today.

High cholesterol can lead to serious health problems such as heart disease, stroke, and peripheral artery disease. It often has no symptoms, which is why it’s important to have your cholesterol levels checked regularly.

Treatment may include lifestyle modifications such as changes in diet, regular exercise, and stress management, as well as medications to help lower cholesterol levels. We work closely with each patient to ensure they understand their treatment plan and are able to manage their condition effectively.

In addition to cholesterol management, we also provide ongoing care and monitoring to help prevent complications and improve overall health. Our team is committed to helping each patient achieve optimal cholesterol control and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.

Our experienced doctors & nurses are here to provide the expert care and support you need to manage your condition and maintain your health for years to come.

If you have high cholesterol or have concerns about developing high cholesterol, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with Covenant Medical Hub today.

Treatment may include lifestyle modifications such as changes in diet, regular exercise, and stress management, as well as medications to help lower blood pressure. We work closely with each patient to ensure they understand their treatment plan and are able to manage their condition effectively.

In addition to hypertension management, we also provide ongoing care and monitoring to help prevent complications and improve overall health. Our team is committed to helping each patient achieve optimal blood pressure control and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.

Our experienced doctors & nurses are here to provide the expert care and support you need to manage your condition and maintain your health for years to come.

If you have high blood pressure or have concerns about developing hypertension, book an appointment with a Covenant Medical Hub doctor today.

At Covenant Medical Hub, we provide expert diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing care and monitoring to help patients manage their diabetes effectively and improve their overall health.

Our doctors work closely with patients to ensure they understand their treatment and are able to manage their diabetes effectively. Treatment plans include lifestyle modifications such as changes in diet & regular exercise as well as oral medications and possibly insulin therapy to help control blood sugar levels. We provide education and support for self-care management, including blood sugar monitoring, insulin administration (of required), and healthy lifestyle practices.

We provide ongoing care and monitoring to help prevent complications and improve overall health. Our team is committed to helping patients achieve optimal diabetes control and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.

Our experienced doctors & nurses are here to provide the expert care and support you need to manage your diabetes and maintain your overall health for years to come.

If you have diabetes or are concerned about being at risk of developing diabetes, we encourage you to book an appointment today.

Contact Covenant Medical Hub to discuss your health concerns or chronic conditions with caring doctors and start managing your health goals today.