What does a Podiatrist do for you?
Consult a Doctor/GP any day by phone or video from anywhere.
(Fully qualified and Australian Medical Board-certified Doctors)
Psychologists, Dietitians, Podiatrists, Physiotherapists are available by phone/video.
Referral to Specialists and allied health of any specialty.
for eligible patients
A podiatrist treats conditions such as diseases of the blood supply or nerves, arthritis, as well as muscular and soft-tissue disorders. These foot doctors help to prevent ulcerations and manage pressure points to help you stay mobile and their services are especially important to those with diabetes, who are at increased risk of lower limb amputation.
If your toenails are not looking too great, you may want a pedicurist. However, for serious health concerns with your feet or lower limbs in general, you will want to see a podiatrist.
Do I need a referral?
You do not need a referral to see a Podiatrist. But, if you take services of a Specialist/Allied Health practitioner including Podiatrists without a referral, Medicare will not cover any of your costs. Any General Practitioner can write a referral for you if you need a referral to a Specialist/Allied Health practitioner including Podiatrists.
Podiatrists specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of the lower extremity, particularly the foot and specialise in diagnosing and providing nonsurgical treatment of foot pathology.