1. What do I need to bring to my Appointment?
Your child’s Medicare card.
Reports or clinic letters from other doctors and health professionals.
Results of any relevant medical tests such as blood and other pathology results and reports of medical imaging (x-ray, ultrasound, MRI or CT scans).
If available, please bring your child’s Blue book and any growth measurements (height, weight and head circumference) taken from home or your doctor.
If you are seeing an Allied Health professional, please bring a GP Chronic Disease Management Plan so that you can be eligible for a Medicare rebate.
2. What if I don’t have a referral letter?
You will still be able to see Dr Lalith but you will be unable to claim the Medicare rebate for the consultation.
To facilitate a more efficient consultation, we highly recommend that you fax or ask your doctor to send your referral letter to us prior to your appointment (via fax or email).
3. What is a GP Management Plan?
A Chronic Disease Management Plan from your GP can help people with chronic medical conditions by providing an organised approach to care. It is a plan of action you have agreed with your GP. This plan:
- Identifies your health and care needs;
- Sets out the services to be provided by your GP; and
- Lists the actions you can take to help manage your condition.
If you have a Chronic Disease Management Plan prepared for you by your GP, you may be eligible for Medicare rebates for certain allied health services. It is up to a GP to determine whether you are eligible for these allied health services which must be directly related to the management of your chronic condition.
Eligible allied health providers:
4. How long are the Consultations?
Appointment times will vary. We recommend that you allow approximately 1 hour for a first time consultation.
Follow-up consultations may range from 15-30 minutes depending on the discussion and complexity of the medical issues.
We pride ourselves on providing the best possible care for your child. Recognizing that your time is valuable we make every effort to see each patient in a timely manner and we strive to be on time with scheduled appointments. However, unforeseen problems do sometimes occur or unexpectedly complex issues arise that require additional attention and we kindly ask for your patience when these delays occur. We will call you if any significant delay is expected.
5. Do you provide medical advice via email or telephone?
To ensure that medical assessments are accurate and optimal health care is provided Dr Lalith is unable to provide medical advice via email or telephone calls.
At the health professional’s discretion, some results of investigations may be discussed via telephone. However, results that require further detailed discussion regarding management, other investigations, further referrals or follow-up will require an appointment.
Please contact us at either ;
Ladywood Clinic on 08 82636521
Adelaide Paediatrics – Kensington Park on (08) 7123 6176
6. What is the cost of the Consultation Fee?
We offer an outstanding medical service and our fees are below the Australian Medical Association (AMA) recommended fee schedule.
To assist you with your enquiries relating to fees, please contact us on 08 82636521 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our reception staff will be happy to explain the fees and out-of-pocket costs to you.
We request that fees are settled at the conclusion of your appointment.
We accept cash, EFTPOS, Mastercard and Visa credit card payments.
7. Can I access my Medicare rebate at the time of consultation?
Yes, we have electronic easyclaim facilities. If you are registered with Medicare, your rebate will be credited to your bank account almost immediately, otherwise a cheque will be posted to your home.
8. Does the practice bulk-bill?
As a private practice we do not bulk-bill. There will be an out-of-pocket cost, which is the difference between the doctor’s fee and the Medicare rebate for a service.
Please contact our reception for further information regarding fees and out-of-pocket costs.
9.What if i need to transfer medical information to Modbury Paediatrics?
Please download this form and send it to your last paediatrician
10. What if i would like my child’s file transferred to another Paediatrician?
If you would like your information sent to another paediatrician , please fill in this form and Modbury Paediatrics will send it to the Paediatrician directly. It ensures that your file is kept private and confidential.