All consultations with our doctors do carry a consultation fee.
So, why do experienced and reputable clinics such as ours charge for their doctor-consultations?
Simply because our consultations are lengthy, detailed and honest. If you don’t need a procedure, or don’t need it yet, we will tell you so!
If you are considering a surgical procedure you owe it to yourself to have a detailed and informative consultation with the doctor who’ll be doing your procedure, not by a nurse or other non-medical employee. It is only your surgeon who has the training and experience to:
As with other professionals, lengthy consultations such as these do attract a consultation fee.
Always be mindful that at clinics offering free consultations for surgery, the consultations are usually conducted by a nurse or other non-medical employee of the practice who medico-legally cannot examine you or offer you any medical assessment because they simply don’t have the qualifications to do so. Their aim is to ‘sell’ you a procedure, often a costly one, even though you may not need it or you are better suited to a less costly option!
Remember, no business can survive without an income, so if all their consultations are free, how are they making their money? Obviously, they have to hard-sell on services or increase the cost of the surgery to make up what they’re losing on free consultations!
PLEASE NOTE: Some consultations do attract a Medicare Rebate.
Ask a Staff Member if your consultation is eligible for a Medicare Rebate