Getting to the Frances Perry rooms
Tram 19 stops on the corner of Royal Parade and Grattan Street.Trams 55 and 59 stop on the corner of Grattan Street and Flemington Road.
Underground parking is available for a fee. There is also limited on-street metered parking in the area.
Obstetrician fees cover on call care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from booking until 6 weeks after your baby is born.
Please call my rooms for detailed fee information as the fee structure differs depending on whether you are eligible for Medicare rebates and have private health insurance. Nicole can also explain the Medicare Safety Net and Medical Expenses Tax offset to you.
Hospital charges are additional and separate to my fees and usually covered by your private health fund depending on your level of cover. Please check that your private health insurance adequately covers you for obstetric services in a private hospital and that you have fulfilled any waiting periods.
Please note you will need a current referral from your GP in order to claim costs back through Medicare.
We accept VISA, MasterCard, EFTPOS and cheque. Payment is preferred on the day of consultation.
Your first appointment will take approximately 45 minutes and subsequent appointments usually take 15 minutes. I make every effort to ensure I run on time although due to the nature of my practice, I may occasionally run late or appointments may need to be rescheduled. Every effort will be made to contact you should this occur and I thank you in advance for your understanding.
The general plan for routine pregnancy care involves visits at 8-10 weeks, 14 weeks, 20 weeks (to coincide with the detailed mid trimester ultrasound scan), 24 weeks, 28 weeks (this is a longer visit including an education session and blood tests), 30 weeks, 32 weeks, 34 weeks, 36 weeks and then weekly visits until we meet your baby.
I endeavour to be on call for you and your baby as much as possible however no doctor can be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week without a break.Hence, I will be around for you from 7am on Sundays until 2pm on Fridays. Some of my evenings will be covered by my cover group doctors – Professor Umstad, Dr Shemer or Dr Nettle.
I am part of a group of obstetricians who share an after-hours on-call roster for the weekends.
Checklist for the first visit
• Referral from GP
• Completed paperwork – Patient Information, Medical Questionnaire, Financial consent (if not already emailed back)
• Medicare card
• Private health insurance information
• Details of any investigations already performed
• Contact details for any other doctors you see regularly