What is a Geriatrician?

Geriatricians are physicians who are experts in assessing, diagnosing and treating older persons and are specifically trained to meet their unique health care needs.

How do I schedule an appointment?

Your GP or specialist will usually assess your need for a geriatric review and send us a referral.  Should you have any specific concerns please make these known to your GP.

What should I bring to my consultation?

  • A copy of your referral if not previously faxed to us
  • Medication list
  • Recent investigations

Who should attend the consultation?

We encourage you to bring your carer, family member or friend with you.  This allows us to obtain a more detailed, collateral history and address any concerns.  Distant family members may join the consult via telephone conference with your permission.

Do I need a referral?

If you wish to claim a rebate from Medicare then you will need a referral from your GP, this is a legal requirement by Medicare.  You will also need a valid Medicare card to be presented at the time of your consultation.

How long will the consult last and how much will it cost?

The initial consultation will take around and hour and a half and follow up appointments will be over 30 minutes.  Fees are variable depending on the service provided, there is a Medicare rebate on all services with a GP referral.  For specific costs contact reception.

How will my GP know the outcome?

A comprehensive report will be sent to your GP promptly following your consultation.


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