FAQ's

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Do I need a referral to see Dr King?

If you wish to collect the rebate from medicare, then you will need a current referral from your GP. You can also get a referral from your Physio or Podiatrist, but you will still need a GP referral in order to collect the medicare rebate.

2. How soon will I be able to make an appointment? 

Dr King endeavours to see patients within four weeks of initial contact. Appointment slots are quarantined each week for acute injuries to ensure optimal management.

3. How much does Dr King charge? 

The initial consultation fee is $180.00. Follow up visits are $120.00. The cost of surgery varies depending on the length and complexity of the procedure. If your treatment involves surgery, administrative staff will provide you with a written quote. In most cases, fees charged are below AMA rates and private health insurance should cover a significant portion of the surgical fee, depending on the complexity of the procedure, the health fund and level of cover. The surgery fee is inclusive of visits to you in hospital after your procedure and the initial post-op appointment held in the weeks following your procedure.

4. Does Dr King operate on patients with no medical insurance?

Yes. After your initial consultation, you will be provided with a quote for the surgery, along with quotes from the anaesthetist and Hospital. If you decide to go ahead with the surgery, you will need to prepay in full each of the surgeon, anaesthetist and hospital, as well as factor in the possibility of unexpected expenses, for example a longer than expected hospital stay. Please note that if Dr King feels that there is a higher than usual risk of complication or a need for hospital-based rehabilitation, you may be advised to either join the public hospital waiting list or take out private insurance and serve the waiting period before having your procedure done privately.