Dr Maria Zangari has over 30 years of experience as a general practitioner. She covers all aspects of family medicine…
Chronic diseases are illnesses that are prolonged in duration, do not often resolve spontaneously, and are rarely cured completely1. Chronic diseases are complex and varied in terms of their nature, how they are caused and the extent of their impact on the community. While some chronic diseases make large contributions to premature death, others contribute more to disability. Some may last indefinitely, whereas others may resolve over time2.
Given the increasing prevalence of chronic disease and the enormous associated personal, social and economic cost to the community, a wide range of Australian Government programs and initiatives provide assistance in the area of chronic disease, including:
1Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2002). Chronic diseases and associated risk factors in Australia 2001, Canberra: AIHW, page 2.
2Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2006). Chronic diseases and associated risk factors in Australia 2006, Canberra: AIHW, page 2.
Booragoon Medical Centre’s clinical nurse manager will help co-ordinate a care plan for patients with chronic disease in conjunction with our GPs.
There is no charge for this service as the Government subsidise this.
Monday: 8:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am to 6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am to 12:00pm
Sunday & Public Holidays: Closed