No you do not need a referral before making an appointment however you will need one before you attend your appointment.
Dr Gary Holmes is a "Specialist Dermatologist", and therefore, a referral from a general practitioner or other specialist is necessary to claim the Medicare rebate for a specialist consultation. No referral, no rebate.
Referrals from GPs last 12 months but referrals from other specialists only last 3 months. It is the patient’s responsibility to ensure the referral is current.
Please note that we do not accept indefinite referrals.
Dr Margaret Anderson is a cosmetic GP and therefore does not require a referral.
While Dr Anderson has 13 years experience working with Dr Holmes she is not a dermatologist.
If patients see Dr Anderson and then need to progress to seeing Dr Gary Holmes (the dermatologist) they will most often have to make another appointment and will have to pay his full "initial consultation fee".
Please note: Dr Anderson is no longer accepting new patients for skin checks.