FAQs

Do I need a referral?

A General Practitioner referral to see one of our practitioners is only necessary if:

  • You are a returned service veteran seeking treatment under a Gold or White card
  • You are seeking treatment under a work cover or third party insurance claim
  • Your doctor has recommended treatment as part of a Chronic Disease Management Plan or Team Care Arrangement

What should I bring to my appointment?

If you have been referred by another health professional, any paperwork and relevant scans or x-rays relating to your complaint would be helpful. We also encourage you to bring the pair of shoes you wear most often so we can check them for wear patterns.

Is podiatry covered by Medicare?

Generally speaking, allied health services are not covered by Medicare. The exception to this is if your GP determines you require Chronic Disease Management (formerly Enhanced Primary Care or EPC). In this case, you may be covered for up to 5 visits to an allied health provider, including podiatry, per year. Please speak to your GP for further information.

Do you bulk bill?

If you have a referral from your GP as part of a Team Care Arrangement under the Chronic Disease Management system, then we bulk bill these visits directly to Medicare. Also, if you are eligible for DVA funding, we bill DVA directly for services.

Will the consultation hurt?

The vast majority of patients will experience no pain at all in a general consultation. Our practitioners use non invasive techniques to treat you as comfortably as possible.

Do you have long waiting lists?

No. The vast majority of our patients are seen to very quickly.

What should I look for when choosing a podiatrist?

First and foremost you should check they are a member of the Australian Podiatry Association with a commitment to ongoing education. We would also recommend you check they are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Can I claim my private health insurance rebate at the time of consultation?

Yes, we have HICAPS available on site and most (not all) health funds allow for instant claims to be processed.

Is there disabled or wheelchair access?

All Dan Everson Podiatry clinics (besides our Indooroopilly clinic) are wheelchair accessible.

Do you treat patients who can’t make it to the clinic?

We can certainly arrange home visit for clients who are not mobile. Please ring your local clinic to arrange an appointment.

What should I wear to my appointment?

Please wear clothing you are comfortable in which allow easy access to your legs and feet.

What is a Team Care Arrangement?

In certain cases your GP can refer you to a Podiatrist under what is called a Team Care Arrangement (TCA) plan. This is only available for certain chronic conditions so discuss this with your GP.

What can I expect from my first consultation?

When you arrive for your consultation with Dan Everson Podiatry your podiatrist will discuss your concerns with you in some detail. This will be followed up by a physical examination of the area of concern, followed by a series of simple and quick tests you will be guided through. Your podiatrist will then share his or her diagnosis and recommended treatment plan with you which may commence straight away or scheduled for future appointments.

Is there car parking available?

All Dan Everson Podiatry clinics have car parking available.

  • Noosa Clinic: customers can park at either of the shopping centre carparks, one is underground and the other is above ground
  • Caloundra Clinic: metered street parking available in Bulcock Street.
  • Morayfield Clinic: parking available in the shopping precinct the clinic is part of.
  • Nambour Clinic: parking available at rear of clinic.
  • Maroochydore Clinic: dedicated off street car parking for clients.
  • Indooroopilly Clinic: limited dedicated off street parking for clients.

What if I need to cancel?

We ask our clients to cancel as early as possible to allow us to reallocate their appointment time. Repeated cancellations at short notice may attract a cancellation fee.

What does an appointment cost?

An initial consultation costs $75 (pensioner rate $70), with subsequent consultations costing $68 ($62 for pensioners). Clients with Team Care Arrangements (EPC) from their GP are bulk billed except from when they receive a PACT® treatment.

Is it normal to experience foot pain?

Experiencing foot pain is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. We would encourage you to see a podiatrist if you are experiencing this type of pain, particularly recurring pain for professional advice.