Resources

Comprehensive diabetes care is available from diagnosis and includes complication screens and insulin initiation if necessary. All patients with diabetes are offered to join our diabetes register which will send prompts for twice yearly comprehensive screening which includes foot and kidney checks as well as prompts for free immunisations.

Most patients with diabetes will have a team care arrangement drawn up which ensures all the providers involved in your care are in communication with each other and it also allows access to five medicare rebates per calendar year for attendances to an allied health worker such as a podiatrist or dietician.

Are you at risk of diabetes? Take the test!

Information about asthma can be found at National Asthma Council of Australia.

Asthma Action Plan – action plan suitable for adults living with asthma

Asthma Action Plan (Parents’ Guide) – instructions about asthma action plans for parents of children living with asthma

Asthma Action Plan – asthma action plan for children with asthma

For information about allergy and anaphylaxis  as well as templates for developing allergy action plans we recommend the  Australian Allergy Society website

BeyondBlue

All doctors at our Practice are able to prepare a Mental Health Treatment Plan which makes a patient eligible to obtain a Medicare rebate when attending a psychologist or allied mental health professional. Details of the scheme can be accessed at Medicare.

On-line screening for depression and anxiety is available at Beyond Blue.

On-line CBT is available at Mood Gym

The State Government has a 24 hour 7 day a week helpline available to assist patients and families with mental health issues. Information can be found at their website or call 1800 332 388.

Click here for details on the Tasmanian Mental Health Helpline.

NPS

Comprehensive advice about your medications can be found by visiting the National Prescribing Service

Poisons Information can be obtained by ringing 131 126

kidneyhealth

You can check your kidneys by clicking here to take the test.