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Asthma Management

Asthma is a medical condition where your airways swell and narrow causing breathing difficulties, coughing and wheezing. It may also cause shortness of breath, making it difficult for Asthma patients to carry out strenuous activities, thus making them forego important aspects of life.

At Reydon Street we will use our experience to help you find out what could be triggering your Asthma attacks, and take the necessary steps to reduce attacks. We can also help you ensure that your medication is keeping your Asthma under control, giving you access to a whole new world of adventure and the opportunity to live life to its fullest.

Research shows that people who have a written asthma action plan have better control of their asthma and have fewer asthma attacks. Furthermore, they are better equipped to recognise deteriorating symptoms and know how to respond more appropriately.  Medicare provides funding for asthmatics to see Allied Health Professionals through a GP Chronic Disease Management Plan. For asthma this might include seeing a Physiotherapist to teach respiratory exercises, an exercise physiologist to develop cardio-respiratory fitness, or a dietician if you have food triggers. When it comes to Asthma Management in Mt Gravatt Medical Centre, we include all these services for our patients. Please see your GP if you have asthma and would like to have a plan coordinated for yourself.

Understand more about asthma and how to manage it:

Asthma Kids (asthmakids.org.au) is a great resource for our younger patients with videos and quizzes…

Asthma Australia is a leading body in asthma research, education and support

You can access information about asthma and its management on their website.

There are different medications and devices, but for children it is recommended that they use a spacer with their puffer. For children and people who are breathless the four-breath technique works well, as shown in the Asthma Australia video below:

For the 0-8 years olds…

Go to the Asthma Kids website to complete the quizzes.

…. and for 9 years and over

Asthma Australia is a leading body in asthma research, education and support

You can access information about asthma and its management on their website.

There are different medications and devices, but for children it is recommended that they use a spacer with their puffer. For children and people who are breathless the four breath technique works well, as shown in the Asthma Australia video below:

Younger children will need to use a mask

People with asthma, parents, teachers and carers need to know how to manage an asthma emergency. Follow the link to the National Asthma Council’s Asthma First Aid page.

You can also download pdf charts of the Council’s First for Asthma Chart and Kids’ First Aid For Asthma Chart and print these at home. There Kids’ Chart is also translated into several languages other than English on the same page.

We can help you keep Asthma under control, helping you to live life to its fullest, with no exceptions.

Get in touch with Reydon Street today, to optimise your Asthma management

 

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Reydon Street Medical Centre is moving on 14 February 2022

Reydon Street Medical Centre has a long history of providing high quality health care from trusted doctors from 2 Reydon Street on the corner of Newnham Road and Reydon Street in Upper Mt Gravatt.

The current health crisis means that it is no longer sustainable to continue this tradition from its original premises. To ensure we are more resilient and remain able to provide continuity of care to our patients in the face of sickness or furlough leave we need to be part of a larger organisation.

The great news is the legacy will continue and on 14 February 2022 Reydon Street Medical Centre will join the existing Holland Park General Practice at 1173 Logan Rd, Holland Park. This is part of the IPN Medical Centres network and is located just five minutes from our building.

We intend to provide the same high quality care from doctors you know and trust from more appropriate premises. You should also see the same friendly staff to look after you at the front desk.

Continuity of care and the security of our patient records is our priority. Patients records will be transferred automatically, so your doctor can continue to access them. Given the Holland Park General Practice is part of the IPN Medical Centres network, you can be assured that your health records and personal information will remain safe and secure.

We will continue to book appointments with your chosen doctor, but from Monday 14 February 2022 onwards, all existing and future appointments will take place at Holland Park General Practice.

We look forward to continuing to serve our patients from our new home.