Cardiology Telehealth service connects patients with cardiac issues in rural Victorian communities with a cardiologist in Melbourne. Patients are supported by an appointment facilitator such as a community nurse or practice nurse. The service sees adult patients with hypertension, non-urgent chest pain, congestive cardiac issues, cardiomyopathy, palpitations or conduction issues.
The program is based on a strong partnership with Cardiologist Dr Anthony Dortimer and local rural health services. Dr Dortimer is highly experienced in all areas of cardiology and has a particular empathy in establishing compassionate and understanding relationships with his many patients.
This referral pathway outlines the suitability of patients for Flying Doctor Telehealth
and provides further instructions as to what information to include in a referral to Flying Doctor Telehealth.