Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you want to know

Do I Need A Referral?

Whilst you don’t need a referral to see a dermatologist, there are advantages in obtaining a referral either from your general practitioner or from another specialist. A referral attracts a higher Medicare rebate and also gives Dr Rodins the opportunity to inform your referring doctor of the outcome of your consultation. The referral must be presented to our doctors before or at the time of the consultation.

Referrals from general practitioners are valid for 9 to 12 months – depending on circumstances. Referrals from specialists are valid for 3 months.

How Do You Bill?

Northern Dermatology is a private dermatology practice. This practice does not bulk bill for dermatology consultations or procedures. DVA patients are welcome.

What Days Can I Make An Appointment?

Dr Rodins consults at Northern Dermatology from Tuesday through Friday.
Dr Surjana consults at Northern Dermatology on Wednesdays.

Dr Daniel Gaffney – It is with great sadness that we advise Dr Daniel Gaffney passed away in early November. He will be deeply missed by our staff and his patients.

What Services Are Unavailable?

Unfortunately our Practice does not offer any LASER treatments. Should you have any other questions regarding services not outlined above please feel free to contact our friendly staff by telephone or email.