Increased Child and Adolescent Support for FDT

Flying Doctor Telehealth (FDT) is excited to announce that we have additional paediatric support available. We now have more telehealth appointments available and greater scope to support young people aged 0-17 years in rural Victoria. Dr Brian Timms, Paediatrician, has been providing paediatric services with FDT since 2019 and in this time, demand for support…

Age Related Differences in Glycaemic Control, Cardiovascular Disease risk Factors and Treatment in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Date: Tuesday 28th September Time: 12:30pm   Driven by ageing populations, increasing obesity and decreasing physical activity, the prevalence of diabetes is expected to rise by 55% to 592 million individuals worldwide by 2035. Traditionally a disease of middle and older age, type 2 diabetes is increasingly diagnosed in younger patients . To compare the glycaemic control…

Consumer Engagement Committee

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Victoria is committed to ensuring client care is the priority of every process and procedure. As part of this commitment, we are currently seeking volunteers to join RFDS Victoria’s Consumer Engagement Committee. The Committee will be looking at all areas of RFDS services, including Telehealth. If you, your family…

New Specialist joins FDT

We are pleased to announce a new specialist available through Flying Doctor Telehealth (FDT). Dr Melyse Jung is a specialist Psychiatrist of Old Age and works exclusively with clients aged 65 years and over. Melyse completed her psychiatry training in Melbourne and has worked in psychiatry of old age within the public health system since…

Flying Doctor Telehealth and Covid-19

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to drastically change the world we live in, we wanted to provide an update as to how it has affected Flying Doctor Telehealth (FDT). We are pleased to advise that the FDT service has remained largely uninterrupted, although access to appointments has changed to better suit the circumstances of our…