Victoria Street Medical Group GENERAL MEDICINE
At Victoria Street Medical Group, our GPS specialise in providing you and your family with comprehensive quality medical care. We strive to provide you with continuity of care and endeavor to book consults with the same doctor.Our doctors provide a unique and thoroughly holistic approach to your care.
We provide chronic disease management plans and Team care arrangements for complex chronic illnesses including heart disease, diabetes and asthma. Our team ofAllied Health Professionals facilitate a multidisciplinary approach to management.
Chronic Disease Plans
At Victoria Street Medical Group, Chronic Disease Management Plans and Team Care Arrangements are prepared for medicare eligible patients by our Registered Nurse. Patients are then referred for management by a Multidisciplinary Team aimed at optimising patient health and longevity. This includes 5 annual visits to Allied Health care providers, Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiotherapy, Chiropractor, Podiatrist, Dietitian, Speech Pathology, Diabetes Educator.
Management of Diabetes Mellitus at Victoria Street Medical Group
We have a multidisciplinary care team to optimise the management of diabetes. This includes our doctors, practice nurse, diabetic nurse educator, dietitian and physiotherapist. Our doctor may advise lifestyle modification, use of medications, sometimes insulin injections and also engage the services allied health professionals and specialists including eye specialists and endocrinologist either privately or through the Royal Melbourne or Royal Children’s Hospitals to improve your chances of having optimum quality of life.
Having a healthy lifestyle is the best way to look after your heart. At Victoria Street Medical Group, we encourage patients to lead a healthy lifestyle by avoiding smoking, eating a nutritionally balanced diet, maintaining a healthy weight and remaining physically active. Our doctors evaluate your heart health by checking your blood pressure, order tests for cholesterol and diabetes and can stratify your individual cardiovascular risk. We can formulate a customised lifestyle plan and medical management plan aimed at improving your heart health. Some important advice includes.
Asthma is caused by the narrowing of the airways in the lungs, and symptoms can include wheezing, coughing (particularly at night), chest tightness, difficulty in breathing and shortness of breath. Most common cause of asthma in Victoria is due to common colds. Asthma is a treatable health condition. Although at present there is no cure, with good management, people with asthma may lead normal, active lives. At Victoria Street Medical Group, we prepare asthma management plans for school children. These are best reviewed yearly.