FAQ - Common Questions?
Does my health fund cover podiatry treatment?
Most, if not all, health funds cover podiatry services. However, it depends on the level of cover that a patient has. Please contact your health fund for more information. The item numbers that you would need are 004 for initial consult, 014 for sub-consult. If requiring Orthotics, 301 for casting and 221 for the Orthotics devises (make sure you mention to your health fund that your inquiring about both feet) We are also a Medibank members choice Podiatry clinic. So if your with Medibank, you get more back and discounts on certain items, like Orthotics.
Do custom orthotics work?
Custom orthotics work great depending on the condition treated, prescription and design of the orthotic. The evidence based research outlines the effectiveness of custom orthotics in treating a wide variety of lower-limb complications. This is however depended correlation between biomechanical measurements and orthotic prescription.
What is the Initial consult cost?
Dedending on the assessments required and time, the initial consultation costs range from $80 for general assessments to $150 for biomechanical assessments. The Podiatrist will be able to give a better idea on costs involved.
What is the cost of Custom Orthotics?
Orthotics is a very general term, there are many different types of orthotics, they can range from $50 for generic, with custom orthotics ranging between $600 to $1200, depending on style, type, condition, needs and budget of the patient. A Podiatrist will discuss the best possible range for your needs. AFOs can start from $1200 each.
Can Podiatrist prescribe Medication?
Only Podiatrist who hold an endorsement for scheduled medication are able to prescribed certain pain medications medications and antibiotics, which relates to foot and lower limb conditions. Gladly Dr Omar is an endorsed prescriber who is can prescribe Medication according to patient's needs and conditions.
Do you do foot surgery?
The only surgical procedures conducted by our Podiatrist are: Partial Nail Avulsion (PNA), Total Nail Avulsion (TNA) and Curettage of wart or foreign object. This is conducted at the clinic under local aesthetic. More complicated foot surgery is often referred to a Podiatric Surgeon.
What is a good age to bring my Child in for an assessment/check-up?
Normally it is best to bring your child after the age of 2, and not delay this too much. It doesn't mean kids will be treatment at the young age, however it can provide a baseline for further assessments in the future and tacks the milestones and improvements of the child.
Is the Parramatta clinic close to the station and bus stops?
Yes, we are within walking distance. There are no stairs or obstacles when entering the building.
Since I work, are there any early or late appointments available?
Yes, our earliest appointment is 8am and the latest 6pm.
Can a Podiatrist refer for X-rays and Ultrasound?
Yes they can, but only from the hip down. Podiatrist can also refer for lower limb and spine EOS scans for leg length difference and private MRI.
Do Podiatrists remove corns and calluses?
Yes, Podiatrists do remove corns and calluses.
Do you have any other questions?
Please feel free to contact us