Our health tends to be something we all tend take for granted until we no longer have as much of it. Chronic illnesses challenge us physically, emotionally and spiritually. Often patients who have been diagnosed with a chronic illness come to us feeling defeated, hopeless and unsure of what to do next.
When it comes to chronic care we use the tools at our disposal to optimise your health to improve your quality of life. We also help our patients to once again enjoy the simple but significant things in life – getting a good night’s rest, having enough movement to feed and look after themselves, having enough energy to attend a friend’s barbecue. So you can continue to enjoy your life to the full.
How to Get the Most Out of Your Healthcare Consultations
Ever wonder how to make the most of your money and time when you visit a healthcare professional?
Do you know what to bring to a first visit or when it’s time to get a second opinion?
Elizabeth shares the practitioner perspective on what patients need to think about to get the most from their health consultations.
5% of Australians, including many young people, are affected by an autoimmune disease, which are more common than heart disease or cancer. This diagnosis is particularly confronting as there is no ‘cure’ for autoimmune disease. The complexity of the immune system has also made some autoimmune diseases, like multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia, to name a few, particularly difficult to manage, even with modern medicine.
Recently however, there have been a number of promising developments in the pharmacological tools available to doctors to improve the management of a number of diseases. Our role is to help support your quality of life and work alongside your doctors to help you to feel normal and go on living your life.