Chronic disease management
The team at The Doctor House takes the management of chronic illness seriously, knowing that when chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, COPD or asthma are well-managed you can still expect a high quality of life. Our team have extensive experience and expertise in managing chronic disease but our ultimate goal is to provide you with the tools and ongoing support that you need to manage your illness yourself. We use long term planning (care plans), monitoring (e.g. cycles of care) and team care arrangements to ensure your care is organised and on track and you are able to access all services needed to maximise your health and well-being for as long as possible.
Kerry, one of our nurses, is a fully trained diabetic educator and our team are excellent at coaching with diet, exercise and other lifestyle habits that allow you to maximise your health. We do most of your checks (e.g. INRs, blood sugar levels) and observations on site, prior to you seeing the doctor so that the benefits from your consultation are maximised.