A referral needs to be received by the practice for the Doctors to review before an appointment can be made. Referrals can be sent by email, fax, or by using the drop down tab above if you are a GP/referrer (Referral in drop down menu for GPs)
A valid referral is required by Medicare. A referral from a GP is valid for 12 months and a Specialist (IE Cardiologist) referral is valid for 3 months.
Medicare card, list of current medications
Patients may be bulkbilled or there may be a gap payment. Please contact the office for more information.
Suite 605 on level 6 of Flinders Private Hospital in Bedford Park
Paid parking is available at the front of the hospital, and the Flinders train station is within walking distance of the hospital.
Telehealth appointments can be considered, especially when COVID restrictions dictate
New patient appointments generally run for 60 minutes, and subsequent appointments for 30 minutes. Peri-operative assessments can run from 30-60 minutes.
Who is a Geriatrician?
- Is a consultant physician, trained under the auspices of the Australian Specialty Training Committee (STC) in Geriatric Medicine or the New Zealand Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) in Geriatric Medicine, of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP); or has achieved an equivalent standard of training.
- Possesses specific expertise. A geriatrician is an expert:
- in the medical diagnosis and management of older people across the continuum of care (acute geriatric internal medicine, rehabilitation and restorative care of older people, residential and community care) and
- in the management of the complexity of the multiple pathologies that may be present in the older patient and,
- in the diagnosis and management of geriatric syndromes (falls, confusion and incontinence, neurodegenerative diseases and stroke)
- Values the importance of their role in research and teaching
- Advocates for the health concerns of older people
- Advocates for improvement in the quality of care for older people in all settings
For information about dementia, please click here: https://www.dementia.org.au/information
What is Gerontology?
(As defined by the Australian Association of Gerontology)
Gerontology is the study of ageing and older adults. A more complete definition of gerontology includes all of the following:
- Scientific studies of processes associated with the bodily changes from middle age through later life.
- Multidisciplinary investigation of societal changes resulting from an ageing population and ranging from the humanities to economics.
- Applications of this knowledge to policies and programmes.
Gerontology is multidisciplinary and is concerned with physical, mental, and social aspects and implications of ageing. Geriatrics is a medical speciality focused on care and treatment of older persons.
Gerontologists include researchers, educators, policy makers and practitioners in health, allied health and aged care, as well as others engaged in ageing issues.
AAG’s membership includes gerontologists (including geriatricians) as well as other people with an interest in ageing.