If you have a chronic medical condition or a terminal illness, you and your GP can work together to write a Chronic Disease Management Plan.
Your GP will coordinate your health care needs for ongoing care, identify treatment options from other health care professionals and give you advice on what you need to do.
You may also get Medicare benefits for specific allied health services such as physiotherapy.
While there is no definitive list of eligible condions, a chronic medical condition is one that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or longer. eg asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions and stroke.
Whether you are eligible for Chronic Disease Managment services is a clinical judgement for your GP.
Talk to your doctor or the practice nurse to find out more about the plans and whether you can access further benefits.
Dr David Yates (Principal Doctor) graduated from the University of NSW and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). During postgraduate work in the UK, David attained a Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology from the Royal College of O&G in London as well as a Diploma in Child Health from the Royal College of Physicians in Glasgow.
David spent 13 years working in his own practice in Tumut in southern rural NSW, then a short term in Queanbeyan, prior to opening TSAJ.
Dr Yates is married with five children, including the recent addition of twin girls. He is a devout Brumbies fan and loves cricket. He’s also into mountain and road biking.