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FAQ

1. WHAT IS A PODIATRIST?

Answer: A Podiatrist is a health professional dedicated to the diagnosis, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the foot and related conditions of the lower limb.

All practicing podiatrists must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

2. DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?

Answer: No. Only patients entitled to services paid by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs or Medicare require referrals from their General Practitioner.

3. IS PODIATRY COVERED BY MEDICARE?

Answer: Not generally. We can only bulk bill our General Consultations to Medicare upon receipt of a Medicare referral from your General Practitioner (GP) also known as the Chronic Disease Management-Individual Allied Health Services Referral.

Please speak to your GP in regards to your eligibility.

4. MUST AN ADULT BE PRESENT FOR A CHILD’S CONSULTATION?

Answer: Yes. All children under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult who must be present during the whole consultation. This also includes Nail Surgeries.

5. CAN WE REFER FOR X-RAYS AND DIAGNOSTIC ULTRASOUNDS?

Answer: Yes. We are able to refer for X-rays and Diagnostic Ultrasounds which are recognised by Medicare with no out of pocket expenses.

6. IS THERE CAR PARKING AVAILABLE?

Answer: We have limited car parking available in our car park in front of our clinic. There is ample street parking available. Our clinic is located on the ground floor making it easily accessible for all our patients.

7. HOW OFTEN SHOULD I VISIT A PODIATRIST?

Answer: You should think of your feet the same way you think about your teeth. Prevention is better than cure so be sure to have regular check-ups. We recommend that you have your feet checked at least once to twice a year. This is even more important if you have orthotics as they may need adjusting.

Those who suffer from more complex conditions such as diabetes, corns, callus and nail problems should have routine consultations once every 6 weeks.

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