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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:

Podiatry appointments are normally booked in at 30 minutes duration. and the Fee is usually $87.

For a longer consultation involving a more comprehensive assessment, the Fee is usually $115 or more.

A $5 discount may apply for current concession card holders.

Medicare rebate of $56.00 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

Additional fees apply for orthotics.

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.