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Understanding General Practice and GPs: The Backbone of Primary Healthcare

General Practice is a field of medicine that focuses on providing primary healthcare services to patients of all ages and backgrounds. Our General Practitioners (GPs) are medical doctors who specialize in General Practice, providing a wide range of medical services, from diagnosis and treatment to the management of chronic conditions. Here are a few of the things our GPs provide.

Primary Care and Continuity of Care:

General Practice serves as the first point of contact for if you are seeking medical attention, providing primary care services that are essential to the healthcare system. Our GPs provide continuity of care, which means that they work with you over time, building a relationship and understanding of your medical history and needs. This allows us to provide personalized care that is tailored to each of your individual needs.

Preventative Care:

Preventative care is an important aspect of healthcare, and General Practice is well-suited to provide it. Our GPs are trained to identify potential health risks and provide advice and treatment to prevent the development of chronic conditions. This includes regular health check-ups, immunizations, cancer screenings, and lifestyle advice.

Diagnosis and Treatment:

Our GPs are trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions, from minor illnesses to more complex conditions. They prescribe medications, order tests and scans, and refer patients to specialists when necessary. Our GPs should be the first point of contact if you are experiencing symptoms or health concerns, and we provide timely and appropriate care.

Chronic Disease Management:

Managing chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis is crucial for maintaining your health and quality of life. General Practice plays a critical role in the management of chronic conditions, providing ongoing care, monitoring, and treatment for you. Our GPs work with you to develop personalized care plans that take into account your unique needs and circumstances.

Mental Health Care:

Mental health is an important aspect of overall health and wellbeing, and General Practice is well-placed to provide mental health care services. Our GPs are trained to identify and treat common mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety. Our GPs can refer you to mental health specialists when necessary, and can also provide counseling and support if you are experiencing mental health issues.

Health Promotion and Education:

General Practice plays an important role in promoting health and educating you about healthy lifestyle choices. Our GPs can provide advice on nutrition, exercise, and stress management, and can help you set goals for improving your health and wellbeing. By promoting healthy behaviors and providing education, General Practice can help you prevent illness and improve your overall health.

Multidisciplinary Care:

General Practice often works in a multidisciplinary team environment, where our GPs will collaborate with other healthcare professionals, such as nurses, pharmacists, and allied health professionals. This approach ensures that you will receive coordinated and holistic care that addresses all aspects of your health and wellbeing.

By offering primary care and continuity of care, preventative care, diagnosis and treatment, chronic disease management, mental health care, health promotion and education, and multidisciplinary care, General Practice and our experiences GPs help to improve health outcomes and contribute to the overall wellbeing of your life.

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Dr Gabriela Luna

Principal GP

Dr Bashar Patrus

Dr Bashar Patrus

GP

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Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday

8 am to 5 pm

Friday

8 am to 4:30 pm

Public Holidays and Weekends

Closed

Emergency and life threatening: Call 000

After hours service is offered through:

National Home Doctors - Please call 13sick (137425)

Dental Extended Services:

Open until 6pm Tuesdays/Thursdays by appointment.

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