Frequently asked questions.

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Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries at all.

When can I see the Podiatrist?

Joseph Frenkel consults at Inkerman Medical Group on Monday to Friday and at the Skin Health Institute monthly on Wednesdays.

For all appointments please phone (03) 9527 4355 or book online.
Home visits are also available in selected areas.

Parking + Access

Inkerman clinic:

Parking is available on-site (via Inkerman Street) as well as on surrounding streets.  Ramp access is available via the carpark.

How are Podiatrists different to other medical specialties?

Podiatrists are foot, ankle and lower limb specialists who can assess, treat and manage most foot and lower limb conditions. Podiatrists are University educated including extensive training in relevant medical subjects.

 

Podiatrists are able to refer for diagnostic imaging, treat acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries, perform minor surgical procedures, manage complex wounds and prescribe certain drugs and customised orthotics.

 

You can rest assured that our clinic operates under strict infection control and hygiene measures.

For the items and tools used during treatment that are not single-use, we clean, bag and use an autoclave to sterilise our tools at high temperature. 

Payment

For individuals whose Private Health Insurance cover includes Podiat​ry we offer private health insurance rebates on the spot with HICAPS. Please enquire with your health insurance provider to check your level of cover.

 

Visa, Mastercard, EFTPOS, cash and cheque are all accepted.

Cost of Services

Initial consultation: $90 (pensioner $85)

Repeat consultation: $65 (pensioner $60)

Home visits (selected areas only): $95

 

Orthotics/ insoles/ skin and nail procedures/ nail surgery:

These items can vary in price. All costs are clearly outlined before any treatment is undertaken with no hidden costs. Please contact us for further information.

 

Valid Medicare EPC referrals and DVA referrals are accepted.