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ADHD and neurodivergent friendly GP care

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects both children and adults. It can cause difficulties in paying attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD can have a significant impact on daily functioning, relationships, and overall quality of life for those who are diagnosed with it. As such, proper management and treatment of ADHD is crucial for individuals with this condition.

One of the common challenges faced by neurodivergent patients, particularly those with ADHD, is the extended wait times for review appointments with their healthcare providers. This waiting period can be a source of immense stress and anxiety. It's often due to the high demand for specialist services coupled with a limited number of healthcare providers with expertise in neurodivergence. These long wait times can be particularly detrimental for individuals with ADHD who require timely support and adjustments in their treatment plans for optimal management of their condition.

According to a study published in the Journal of Attention Disorders, approximately 11% of Australian children aged 4-17 years old have been diagnosed with ADHD. This prevalence rate is higher than the global average of 5.3%, making it one of the most commonly diagnosed neurodevelopmental disorders in the country. Despite this, there is still a lack of understanding and support for individuals with ADHD in many healthcare settings.

Dr. Timms is experienced in evaluating and treating both pediatric and adult patients who are suspected to have ADHD. He can initiate the assessment process and make referrals to psychiatrists or pediatricians when necessary. For patients over 18 who have achieved stability with medications, he can, in certain instances, assume the role of their primary prescriber for ongoing medication management.

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Exclusive Doctor Services for Medical Professionals

Welcome to a healthcare experience tailored for medical professionals!

Introducing our specialized Doctor for Doctors program at KFMP! We understand that doctors, just like anyone else, deserve preventive care and streamlined medical attention. That's why we've created a unique service designed specifically for your needs.

Why Choose a Doctor for Doctors?

1. Understanding Your Profession: Our doctors specialist GPs and are well-versed in the unique challenges and demands of the medical profession. They speak your language, understand your schedules, and appreciate the intricacies of your work.

2. Streamlined Appointments: We recognize the value of your time. You can expect streamlined appointments that respect your busy schedule. We offer flexible hours and efficient services to ensure minimal disruption to your professional commitments.

3. Comprehensive Health Care: Whether you're seeking preventive care, managing a chronic condition, or addressing specific health concerns, our doctors are equipped to provide comprehensive healthcare tailored to your individual needs.

Travel Medicine

Travelling overseas in unfamiliar environments can come with risks to your health.  Our medical staff can discuss your requirements with you and set up a pre-travel plan.

We carry a full range of vaccinations and can offer comprehensive advice on appropriate travel medications, preventative measures and travel tips.

Chronic Disease Management

Care Plans

There are two types of Care Plans:

  • GP Management Plans (GPMP); and

  • Team Care Arrangements (TCA)

Your GP may suggest a GPMP if you have a chronic and complex medical condition.

If you also have complex care needs and require treatment from two or more other health care providers, your GP may suggest a TCA as well.

What is a chronic medical condition?

A chronic medical condition is one that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or longer. For example:

  • Lung disease, including athsma and COPD

  • Cancer

  • Heart disease, including coronary artery disease, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation

  • Diabetes

  • Arthritis

  • Chronic kidney disease

  • Stroke

  • Osteoporosis

  • Bowel disease, such as Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis, and Coeliac Disease

  • Neurological disease, such as epilepsy and Multiple Sclerosis

  • and more...

What is a GP Management Plan?

A GP Management Plan (GPMP) can help people with chronic medical conditions by providing an organised approach to care. A GPMP is a plan of action you have agreed upon with your GP. This plan:

  • identifies your health and care needs

  • sets out the services to be provided by your GP, and

  • lists the actions you can take to help manage your condition.

What are Team Care Arrangements?

If you have a chronic medical condition and complex care needs requiring multidisciplinary care, your GP may also develop Team Care Arrangements (TCA). These will help coordinate more effectively the care you need from your GP and other health or care providers.

TCAs require your GP to collaborate with at least two other care providers who will give ongoing treatment or services to you. Let your GP or nurse know if there are aspects of your care that you do not want discussed with other health care providers.

Review of GPMPs and TCAs

Once a plan is in place, it should be regularly reviewed by your GP. This is an important part of the planning cycle, where you and your GP check that your goals are being met and agree on any changes that might be needed. It's recommended that we review your care plans every 3 to 6 months.

Each of these review appointments will also incur no out of pocket costs.

What does it cost?

All appointments solely for Care Plans and Care Plan Reviews have the out of pocket fees waived at Kirrawee Family Medical Practice.

How to arrange a Care Plan appointment at Kirrawee Family Medical Practice

When booking your Care Plan appointment, our Reception team will book you in with the Practice Nurse first and your GP on the same day.

Care Plan appointments typically take about 30 minutes with the nurse, and a standard appointment with your GP.

Health Assessments

Specific medicare item numbers are available enabling Kirrawee Family Medical Practice to waive the fees for all Health Assessments for the following categories:

  • a once-off 45-49 Year Old Health Check for people aged 45-49 years who are at risk of developing chronic disease

  • type 2 diabetes risk evaluation for people aged 40-49 years with a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes as determined by the Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool

  • an annual health assessment for people aged 75 years and older, KFMP usually recommends this is done at the time your drivers licence renewal medical is completed

  • an annual health assessment for people with an intellectual disability

  • a health assessment for refugees and other humanitarian entrants

  • an annual ATSI Health Check for people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin

Outside of the above categories, health assessments will be privately-billed.

We require a long appointment (60 minutes) for a full check up.

Please discuss with one of our Reception staff or your General Practitioner about arranging a Health Assessment appointment.

Health assessments are generally made up of the following elements:

  • information collection, including taking a patient history and undertaking or arranging examinations and investigations as required

  • making an overall assessment of the patient

  • recommending appropriate interventions and referrals

  • providing advice and information to the patient

  • keeping a record of the health assessment, and offering the patient a written report about the health assessment, with recommendations about matters covered by the health assessment

  • offering the patient’s or their carer (if any, and if the medical practitioner considers it appropriate and the patient agrees) a copy of the report or extracts of the report relevant to the carer.

Sports Medicine

We have doctors who are keen athletes and can provide both injury prevention and injury treatment services, including online access to X-ray, MRI, CT scan and bone scan images. We have exercise physiologists, dietitian and physiotherapists within walking distance, some of them working from our premises.

Workplace Wellness: Your Path to Recovery with Our WorkCover Program

At KFMP, we understand that workplace injuries or incidents can be disruptive and challenging. That's why we're proud to introduce our specialized WorkCover Program, designed to support you through every step of your recovery journey and help you seamlessly return to work.

Why Choose a WorkCover GP at KFMP?

1. Expertise in WorkCover Cases: Our dedicated team of General Practitioners specialises in WorkCover cases, ensuring that you receive expert care tailored to the unique requirements of workplace injuries and incidents.

2. Holistic Approach to Recovery: We believe in a holistic approach to healthcare. Our WorkCover GP Program addresses not only your immediate medical needs but also focuses on your overall well-being, supporting you on the road to recovery.

3. Efficient Claim Processing: Our experienced team works closely with WorkCover agencies, and employers to facilitate a smooth and efficient claims process. We understand the importance of timely and accurate documentation to ensure you receive the support you need promptly.

4. Coordination of Care: We collaborate with specialists, physiotherapists, and other allied healthcare professionals to coordinate comprehensive care. This ensures that your recovery plan is well-rounded, addressing both physical and mental aspects of your well-being.

5. Return-to-Work Support: Our WorkCover Program is committed to helping you get back to work safely and efficiently. We work with employers to create modified work arrangements when necessary and provide ongoing support during your transition back to the workplace.

Invest in your well-being and let KFMP be your partner in recovery. Trust our WorkCover Program to guide you back to a fulfilling and productive work life!

Mental Health

We recognize that the treatment of mental health illnesses like anxiety/depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and children's mental health issues like autism spectrum disorders, hyperactivity disorders and adjustment disorders require special skills and understanding.  Many of our practitioners have had specialized mental health training and have the necessary field experience to provide appropriate support.

Indigenous Health

Having an indigenous community and Community Health Care Centre nearby, we have a proud tradition of offering culturally appropriate indigenous health care. Patients are offered Closing the Gap prescriptions and regular Health Assessments.

Disability Care

Our team of nurses, doctors and psychologists provide a comprehensive service to patients with disability.  These services are offered with compassion and with an understanding of the various state and federal community services that are available.

Taking Care of the Kids

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