115 Lethbridge St, Penrith
(02) 4729 5100
Chronic Disease is the leading cause of death and disability in Australia with half of Australians having 2-3 risk factors for chronic disease. Half of Australians aged 45-64 have one or more chronic diseases, so with these statistics in mind the Practice prides itself on its dedicated Chronic Disease Management Unit (CDMU) or known as The Tindale Clinic, which personally manages patients with a chronic disease. This unit is led by a Care Co-ordinator along with a care team of three staff.
The focus of this Unit is based on the philosophy of “the patient centred medical home” with co-ordinated, integrated care being provided by educated, skilled and qualified staff to manage the needs of the patient with a chronic disease.
The Practice recognises the importance of incorporating local allied health professionals as part of managing the patient’s ongoing chronic disease. If you have a diagnosed chronic disease, and are part of our Practices recall and reminder system, you will receive ongoing care personally managed by our dedicated team. This will include personalised telephone calls and any follow ups from the care coordinating team along with priority appointments. Allied health professionals provide direct patient care, rehabilitation, treatment and health improvement interventions to restore and maintain optimal physical, sensory and psychological health.
Our care coordinating team works in with the relevant health professional to develop a personalised treatment plan that best fits the needs of each patient, to ensure all aspects of health management are appropriately considered.
If you are a new patient to the Practice and have a chronic disease please let the Doctor know and you will then become a part of the “Tindale Clinic” program.
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