Airport General Practice offer holistic healthcare to our patients- that is, care which responds not only to the presenting medical condition but also its long term history and its psycho-social context. The practice encourages patients to develop an ongoing relationship with their GP so that discrete health care events are experienced by the patient as coherent and connected, and consistent with the patient’s medical needs. Research shows that many health problems are related to diet and lifestyle choices. Airport General Practice doctors therefore, as a matter of course, raise these matters with patients and recommend responses.
Chronic disease (such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, asthma and arthritis) accounts for around 80% of the total burden of illness in Australia. Chronic illnesses can compromise quality of life and lead to a gradual deterioration of health. Patients with chronic disease may wish to ask their doctor to prepare a Care Plan. Care Plans drawn up by Airport General Practice doctors typically include a detailed overview of the patient’s health history and treatment; and identify treatment objectives and methods, patient self-care options and the identity of other health professionals involved in their care. These health summaries can be retained by the patient for presentation at hospital or to other health professionals.
Special interests of AGP doctors
Among the areas of special interest of AGP doctors are women’s health, dermatology, minor and cosmetic practice and travel medicine.