Chronic Disease Management

If you suffer from Diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, mental illness, arthritis, osteoporosis, in fact, any chronic illness that impacts on your day to day life, we at Booragoon Medical Centre can help you get the most out of the services available in the community, access to treatment required, and ensure you have the quality of life you deserve, with the support you need.

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:

  • programs to increase access to care and medicines
  • risk factor prevention and management
  • Programs providing support to people with specific chronic diseases with the aim of reducing the overall burden in these areas.

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.

Dr Kirsten Maley

Born and Raised in the Fremantle region, Kirsten initially completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in Microbiology and Immunology with…

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Dr Mira Jankovic

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Dr Victor Roshan

FRACGP MBBS Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) Bachelor Of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Languages spoken…

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Dr Stephen Southgate

Dr Stephen Southgate has over thirty years of experience working as a doctor in various roles in Western Australia after…

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Dr Yuti Ten

MBBS FRACGP Yuti grew up in Perth and graduated from University of Western Australia. She worked in Royal Perth Hospital,…

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Dr Daryl Sosa

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Dr Jonathan Lim

BMBS DCH DFFP (UK) FRACGP MSpMED (UNSW) Dr Jonathan Lim has an Indonesian background but he has spent most of…

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Dr Rosalind Reid

MBBS DRANZCOG DA FRACGP Dr Reid studied medicine at the University of Melbourne and she has post graduate qualifications in…

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