Chronic Disease Prevention & Management
Welcome to our clinic. If you’re looking for a new doctor, and a new team to make sure you’re in the best health you can be, then you have definitely come to the right place.
Staying on top of any chronic medical conditions, or just cultivating good health to make the most of it can be a really confusing task. It takes a team, and a set of systems to make sure we don’t let things snowball into big problems, and this is what GSHealth has been focusing on since our beginnings in 2016.
Firstly have a look at our team and read about them to see if there is any practitioner that has the experience and interests that might suit you.
Then you can book in for a 30 minute new patient appointment to make sure you and your doctor have the time you need to learn some medical background, address your concerns, and make a plan to tackle these problems.
Hopefully at the end of this consult you feel more in control of your concerns and have the confidence knowing we will make sure we get you to a better place in terms of your healthcare.
Tips for your first visit:
Though the team at GSHealth runs pretty well on time, sometimes you can spend longer than you’d like waiting for your appointment. To reduce the chances of this try booking for the first appointment of the day, or the first after a lunch break – if booking a few weeks in advance this seems obvious on the booking system.
Write down all your issues on a list in order from most to least important, and share this with your GP at the beginning of the appointment. They might have a different approach to what might be most urgent, so you can prioritise together.
Dr Katherine Hanks says “If you have a secret fear, embarrassing issue or serious problem, tell us at the start, that way we can make sure it’s properly sorted”, “GPs want to help solve your problems in the safest way but this is hard if we only have half the story”.
Ask questions of us. ‘What are the alternatives? What if I do nothing? What costs are involved? When should I come back? Are there red flags or symptoms I should look out for?’
At the end of the consult you should know what the next steps are, when you should come for a review and follow up (best if you book the next visit before you leave), and understand what the shared goals are.
This is just the beginning of a long journey together, and building a good relationship with your healthcare team means we can look after you best when you need us the most.Book Appointment