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Podiatry

Sally Smillie, Podiatrist, consults at GHFP on Tuesdays.

What is Podiatry?

Podiatry deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs. The conditions podiatrists treat include those resulting from bone and joint disorders such as arthritis and soft-tissue and muscular pathologies, as well as neurological and circulatory disease. Podiatrists are also able to diagnose and treat any complications of the above which affect the lower limb, including skin and nail disorders, corns, calluses and ingrown toenails. Foot injuries and infections gained through sport or other activities are also diagnosed and treated by podiatrists.

Fees:

Standard appointment (20 minutes): $75

  • A 20 minute appointment is suitable for basic footcare, management of corns, nails or an annual diabetes assessment

Long appointment (30 minutes): $95

  • A 30 minute appointment is suitable for:
    • children
    • pain (foot, ankle, knee, hip or lower back)
    • 2 issues, such as basic foot-care PLUS diabetes foot assessment

Medicare rebate of $55.10 may be available for patients who have:

  • an EPC referral for patients who have a Care Plan (GP Management Plan & Team Care Arrangement), or
  • a referral from a GP for allied health services for patients who have had an ATSI Health Check

Private referrals are accepted. (Private Health Fund rebates vary depending on the cover). Glebe Hill Family Practice uses HICAPS for prompt private health rebates at the surgery.

Referrals are welcome from outside of Glebe Hill Family Practice.