Heart Health Check
Take Control of Your Heart Health: Schedule a Comprehensive Heart Health Check at Rosedale Medical Practice
As a patient, we understand that your heart health is important to you. That’s why we offer a free comprehensive heart health assessment that focuses on your unique needs. That’s right, our heart health check is offered at no out of pocket expense to you.
Our goal is to provide you with simple and practical recommendations to help you understand your risk of heart disease and improve the health of your heart. We encourage you to schedule a Heart Health Check with us today to take the first step towards a healthier heart.
What is involved in a heart health check?
What should I expect from my heart health check?
As you prepare for your heart health check, it’s natural to wonder what to expect. You might feel a bit nervous, but rest assured that this check is designed to help you take care of your heart and overall health.
During your heart health check, our Practice Pharmacist Chris Thornton will take several measurements and ask you some questions to gain a better understanding of your heart health. Chris will likely check your blood pressure, and ask you questions about your lifestyle habits, such as your exercise routine, diet, and whether you smoke or drink alcohol. Chris will then feed this information forward to your GP, who will determine your risk of developing heart disease and give you personalized recommendations for improving your heart health. Your GP will listen to your heart with a stethoscope, and if appropriate, perform an electrocardiogram (ECG) to assess your heart’s electrical activity.
Overall, your heart health check is an important step in taking care of yourself and your heart. By getting a clear picture of your heart health, you can take proactive steps to improve your overall health and prevent heart disease. Remember to be honest with your healthcare provider and ask any questions you may have during your check. Your health is important, and your healthcare team is here to support you.
Am I eligible for a heart health check?
If you’re over the age of 45, or over the age of 30 if you’re of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, and you haven’t had a heart attack or stroke, you may be eligible for a heart health check. This assessment can help you and your doctor identify any potential risk factors for heart disease.
What out of pocket fees should I expect?
We understand that the cost of medical care can be a concern. That’s why we are offering heart health checks at no out of pocket expense to you. However, please note that there may be fees for any further tests or follow-up consultations that may be required, and you will be informed of any costs involved.
How often should I have a heart health check?
It is recommended that you see your General Practitioner every year for a follow-up heart health check. This will allow you and your doctor to monitor your progress and make any necessary changes to your plan to keep your heart healthy.
At our practice, we believe in the importance of preventative and proactive healthcare. We have a dedicated team of healthcare professionals, including our Practice Pharmacist Chris Thornton and GP Registrar Dr. Jessica Chen (pictured above), who are passionate about supporting our patients in achieving the best possible health outcomes.
Alignment with Our Mission and Vision
We believe in a world in which the vast majority of people wake up feeling confident and empowered to live their best life, do the things they enjoy, and spend time with the people they love. Health assessments are an important tool in helping us to realise this mission.
– Health assessments can help to prevent chronic conditions and keep you happy, healthy and confident
– Health assessments can help to identify health issues early so that we can work with you to improve your health and quality of life
– Health assessments help us to better understand you, your health and your priorities, so that care can be personalised to your needs
– The better we understand your needs, the more confident our team feels about the care we provide to you
– Understanding who you are beyond your more obvious health needs helps us to develop a more meaningful relationship with you
– By having dedicated time to work on your proactive health, our care team feels less rushed, and is better able to focus on your acute needs as they arise
– Targeted efforts to prevent and diagnose chronic conditions early leads to healthier communities and a far more sustainable health care system
– By addressing your health needs proactively, we know that you are better able to focus on doing the things you love, and spending time with the people you love
Other Health Assessments Offered:
45-49 Year Old Health Assessment
A one-off health assessment available to people between 45-49 years of age. It is designed to identify health risk factors, and assist in the prevention or early diagnosis of chronic conditions, such as diabetes.
Over 75 Health Assessment
A comprehensive annual at-home or in-practice health assessment designed to help older Australians stay independent, safe and confident about their health.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Assessment
Available annually to all people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, of all ages.
Comprehensive Health Assessment Program (CHAP)
Designed for children and adults with a disability. The assessment may include an assessment of your teeth, hearing, eye sight, nutrition, any
swallowing problems, immunisations and so on. Your nurse and GP will advise on preventative health care, treatment and any other medical tests that are needed.
Booking your Appointment
How do I book an appointment?
We offer two convenient ways to book your heart health check with our team. You can use our user-friendly HotDoc appointment booking tool online or call our reception team on 02 9680 9644 to schedule your appointment. Our receptionists are always happy to assist you in identifying a suitable time for your consultation.
During your heart health check, you will spend approximately 30 minutes with our dedicated healthcare professionals, including our Practice Pharmacist and GP Registrar Dr. Jessica Chen. To help minimize any waiting times on the day of your appointment, we suggest calling us to confirm that your nurse and doctor are running on schedule.
We understand that your time is valuable, and we are committed to accommodating your needs as best we can. For example, if you are feeling pressed for time, we may be able to arrange an initial consultation with our Practice Pharmacist and follow up with your GP on a separate date. Whatever your needs may be, we are here to help you get the care you need to keep your heart healthy.
Your heart is an essential organ that works tirelessly to keep you going. It never rests, which is why it’s crucial to take care of it. If you’re hearing your heart telling you to prioritize its well-being, it’s important to listen. Early detection is the best form of prevention when it comes to heart health.
Booking a heart health check-up is a proactive step in prioritizing your future well-being. By identifying any potential risk factors early on, we can work together to create a personalized plan to keep your heart healthy and reduce the likelihood of any complications down the line. Your heart health is important, and we’re here to help you take care of it.
At our practice, we understand that it can be difficult to prioritize your health with the demands of daily life. That’s why we offer convenient appointment booking options and a team of healthcare professionals dedicated to supporting you in achieving the best possible health outcomes.
Don’t wait to prioritize your heart health. Book your heart health check-up today and feel great about taking control of your future well-being.
In the Media: Rosedale Medical Practice's Proactive Approach
Value-based Health Care: Dr Jas Saini speaks with Dr Jack Cochran MD, Retired Executive Director of Kaiser Permanente, USA
Care Outside the Box
Care Outside the Box: Practice Owners Dr Jas Saini and Mrs Gurleen Saini speak with Roz Lindsay from Engage Your Healthcare Leadership about Rosedale’s vision for the future.
Men’s Mental Health: Dr Jas Saini speaks with Terry Cornick, Founder and CEO of Mr. Perfect – Mental Health’s Mate, about accessing mental health care in general practice.
Lumos: Dr Jas Saini and Dr Charlotte Hespe speak to NSW Health Lumos Team regarding our data-informed approach to team-based, proactive and preventative health care
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