Addiction specialist appointments now available

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Victoria are very pleased to expand our number of specialists providing telehealth appointments on the Flying Doctor Telehealth platform. Dr Raymond Chan has recently joined us to provide Addiction specialist appointments via telehealth and assist with pain management support. Dr Chan is available to see patients with difficult chronic…

Flying Doctor Telehealth supporting Health Literacy

The Flying Doctor Telehealth (FDT) team have developed a health literacy resource. The resource aims to help patients get the most out of every telehealth appointment. What is Health Literacy? Health Literacy is the ability to obtain, process, navigate and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. RFDS Victoria want…

New speciality: Geriatrician available on Flying Doctor Telehealth

Flying Doctor Telehealth has a new specialist available for telehealth bookings, Dr Ramila Varendran will be providing geriatric telehealth appointments. Dr Varendran is located in Canberra and provides assistance with managing patients with multiple co-morbidities that result in functional decline associated with age. Ramila has a particular interest in dementia, osteoporosis, reducing polypharmacy and advanced…

Access for rural patients in Warracknabeal and surrounds

Photo: Kathy Poulton, Wellbeing Coordinator at Rural Northwest Health, discussed telehealth consultations with another staff member. Warracknabeal resident Alan Lucas has benefitted greatly from accessing the Flying Doctor Telehealth service. Alan, who requires oxygen in the home, was able to access an online appointment with the Royal Flying Doctor Service Respiratory Physician, Dr Paul Fogarty.…

Shana’s story – Flying Doctor Telehealth

Flying Doctor Telehealth was recently showcased on the Channel 9 regional news. Shana Colquhoun, telehealth patient, shared her story about accessing Endocrinology appointments via telehealth and how the service assisted with the management of her type 1 diabetes through her first pregnancy. You can watch Shana’s story HERE.

New Flying Doctor Telehealth locations

Eleven new sites have signed up to the Flying Doctor Telehealth service in 2018. The RFDS Telehealth team would like to welcome: Campaspe Family Clinic Dhauwurd-Wurrung Health Service Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative Woomelang and Districts Bush Nursing Centre Yarram Medical Centre Docker Street Clinic and South Wangaratta Medical Clinic Coster Street…

Psychiatry services in rural Australia

It is well know that access to mental health services is lower in rural and remote areas of Australia compared to metropolitan areas and that some rural solo GPs are struggling to manage the demand of mental health issues with their patients. The Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria delivers a rural telehealth program across Victoria,…