Chronic Disease & GP Management Plans

Our doctors have many years of experience in managing chronic illness and work towards achieving optimal health care outcomes for patients. Allied health care professionals are involved in this care model via their onsite involvement in the practice

Better Health Greenhills Medical Centre has highly trained doctors who are experienced in managing chronic diseases. Your health is our priority. Some of the chronic diseases that we manage often are asthma, coronary heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and renal impairment amomg others. We also work with our patients to prevent chronic diseases by performing regular checks and screening for cholesterol, blood sugar level and blood pressure and providing medical advice on how to improve their health.

Chronic diseases are common and many people often have more than one chronic disease. We work closely with many local specialists and allied health professionals with the sole purpose of caring for your health.

At Better Health Greenhills, we always aim to:

  • Reduce the impact of the medical condition on your quality of life
  • Slow or stop the progression of your disease if possible
  • Educate you on any lifestyle adjustments that may improve your quality of life
  • Prescribe and manage medications that are proven to improve your control of the disease
  • Refer to specialists if needed
  • Utilise allied health professionals such as physiotherapy and dietitian.

Chronic disease is defined as a condition that will or has lasted for six months or more. If you have a chronic disease, you are entitled to a GP management plan on Medicare. Through this plan, our doctors will produce a document that lists all your major conditions, goals that we are hoping to achieve and a management plan for each condition. We review and update this document every three months and you will receive a copy of this document. You will be granted five subsidised sessions/consultations with an allied health professional per calender year through Medicare. You will also have an annual review with your pharmacist to educate you on the medications you are taking and your pharmacist will also advice you on any side effects and the right times to take your medication if you are taking a lot of medication. Should you still require further help, our friendly practice nurses are available to give you further assistance.

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Our Services

General FAQ’s

We’re available during the following hours:

Mon – Fri 8am – 6pm
Saturday 8am – 12pm
Sunday & Public Holidays Closed

Please call the surgery to make an appointment.  Staff are available from 7.30 am to make an appointment for you. Please call Ph: (02)49333093.  Emergencies will always be given priority. Additionally patients can now access HotDocs to arrange for online appointments and the site can be visited for more details. Click here to book online

No, we do not require a referral for minor procedures. Bookings are required.

  • Skin cancer & cosmetic excisions
  • Vasectomy
  • Circumcision
  • Mirena & Implanon insertion and removal

We are a mixed billing practice. We bulk bill aged pensioners over 65 who have a healthcare card or pension card from Centrelink, DVA card holders and children from 0 to 5 years are bulk billed.

Standard consultation: $75 (up to 15 minutes)
Concession card holders $60

Long consultation: $115
Concession card holders $100

*Two members of one family on the same day: one will be charged a lesser fee of $60
*This does not apply to skin checks & excisions​
*Children from 0-5 years old: bulk billed
*Patients from 5 to 64 who have a pension or health care card from Centrelink will be charged $60

You can visit us at our Greenhills practice adjacent to the New England Highway.

Our address is: 1/6-10 Blaxland St East Maitland NSW 2323

After hours care is provided by GP Access After Hours by calling 1300 130 147.  If you require emergency care due to a life threatening illness or injury please contact 000 or attend your nearest emergency department.

The Hunter Valley Skin Cancer Clinic is our other practice focussed on skin cancer checkups and excisions. Services offered include:

  • Skin checks
  • Skin cancer excisions
  • Skin cancer non-surgical treatment
  • Dermatology appointments
  • Cosmetic procedures

Visit the Hunter Valley Skin Cancer Clinic at www.huntervalleyskincancerclinic.com

When a patient attends the surgery without an appointment they will be allocated the first available appointment and will usually be required to wait or return at a later time later in the day.

The doctors attend the Living care Nursing Home at East Maitland and the Opal Nursing Home at Maitland.  Apart from palliative care and nursing home visit other home visits can be arranged but these are not bulk billed.

Just a 2 minute walk from Greenhills Shopping Centre

Better Health Greenhills offers high quality healthcare and specific medical procedures. Conveniently located in East Maitland, patients throughout the Hunter region attend our practice.

  • 6-10 Blaxland St, East Maitland NSW 2323

  • Opening Hours

    Mon – Fri : 8am – 6pm
    Saturday : 8am – 12pm
    Sundays & Public Holidays : Closed

Become a happier, healthier you!

Book an appointment with Better Health Greenhills today, no referral required.

Book an Appointment

Become a happier, healthier you!

Book an appointment with Better Health Greenhills today, no referral required.

Book an Appointment