In a nutshell, a GP is there to be your partner through the health system if you are sick or looking for guidance. We provide health advice and treatment, and help coordinate teams that are all looking after your well-being. We can provide this for you either within the practice, or we can liaise with allied health professionals such as physiotherapists, dieticians, or psychologists. A GP is always there to offer the support you need.
Don’t Wait Until You’re Sick
We don’t just treat illnesses; we like to prevent them too. Our GPs are able to give you advice on things like diet, exercise, healthy living and disease prevention in order to help you actively manage your health. We can do check ups looking for early warning signs, or even just to give you a clean bill of health. If it’s been a while since you last had your blood pressure checked, or those moles looked at, then there’s no time like the present.
Why a regular GP?
There are a number of reasons why it’s healthy to have a regular GP who knows you. Seeing the same doctor, or seeing doctors within the same practice, has actually been scientifically shown to improve your health. It can also save you time – a GP who knows your background story is already much more likely to be able to put everything together and recommend a treatment plan. As the Royal Australian College of GPs states: “General practice provides person centred, continuing, comprehensive and coordinated whole-person health care to individuals and families in their communities.”
At General Practice Cremorne, we foster whole-person healthcare with our patients by building good doctor-patient relationships. We make sure that you can trust your doctor, you can communicate well with them, feel listened to and understood, and that you can understand them because they explain things to you. We want you to feel safe knowing that they will always involve you in any decisions that need to be made, and that you are familiar with how the practice works. By having a regular GP, you have someone on your team at all times, a doctor who you can come to through all of life’s ups and downs.