A higher fee is charged when you see the doctor for the first time. This is because extra time is allocated for this visit. Information on the initial fee and the corresponding Medicare rebate can be obtained by contacting us.
A lower fee is charged when you see the doctor again. This is because less time is usually needed once the doctor has become familiar with your condition. Information on the subsequent consultation fee and the corresponding Medicare rebate can be obtained by contacting us.
During the postoperative period, the cost of visiting the doctor is included in the operation fee. The period varies according to the surgery, and is determined by the Medicare Benefits Schedule. For major surgery, the period is usually six weeks, but varies considerably.
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