Chronic Disease Management

Mt Hawthorn Medical Practice can help you

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 Building Blocks Mt Hawthorn Medical Practice 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.

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.

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.

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.

Our Team

Dr Jane Ralls
Dr Jane Ralls is a highly experienced General Practitioner and enjoys the whole range of Family Medicine, and cares for ...
Dr Jane Ralls
Dr Ash Adhikari
CURRENTLY ON LEAVE Dr Ashmita graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2011 and has spent several years wor...
Dr Ash Adhikari
Dr Jacqueline Williams
Dr Jacqueline Williams
Dr Ben Banwait
Dr Ben Banwait has been a GP for over 20 years. His experience ranges from working as a General Practitioner, a GP Teach...
Dr Ben Banwait
Dr Esmee Cordes
Esmee graduated with her medical degree in Amsterdam. Esmee moved to Australia over 10 years ago and has worked througho...
Dr Esmee Cordes