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Pain specialist Melbourne Australia

Dec 10, 2019 11:40 PM

Hello pain community!

I'm wondering if anyone could recommend a pain specialist in Melbourne Australia please?
I've been to Murray Taverner in Frankston but cannot afford the $600 consult fee to continue seeing him.
Normal gp's are very little help when it comes to fibromyalgia and chronic pain.
Thank you in advance for any advice you may be able to give.

Dec 11, 2019 2:00 PM

Katpain, I'm in the USA but hopefully someone will see your post who can offer help. That $600 consult fee is highway robbery! That doctor should be ashamed of taking advantage of patients. It's not like they live in poor communities! 🙂❤🙏🌼

Dec 11, 2019 6:02 PM

Thank you flappyslady81.
He charged $300 a year ago, raised it to $360, so I stopped seeing him. Then my gp recommend I see him again, I rang for the appointment and was told $600!
Cannot understand how people (who are generally unemployed) can afford this appointment! Maybe they're lucky enough to have a concession card.
This world pretty much sucks.

Dec 11, 2019 10:28 PM

I'm so sorry to hear about your issue also Katpain. I can not imagine many people are going to him at those prices. Are there any primary care physicians who specialize in chronic conditions in your location?

Dec 12, 2019 2:08 AM

Not that I know of. I have searched and asked my gp but this is the only specialist that I know of in my area.
People actually travel 4hours plus to see him, then wait in his waiting room for up to 3 hours to be seen!
He's obviously recommended, just out of my price range.

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