First Visit

To make an appointment to see Dr Berman, please contact the practice on 03 9561 5155.

Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5pm.

What can I expect at my appointment?

  • At the initial consultation, Dr Berman will make an assessment of your vein problem. This includes history and examination and a Doppler Ultrasound* examination.
  • Please note as Dr Berman is a specialist a referral from your general practitioner or specialist is required.

*Specialist Vein Care incorporates a dedicated Vascular Unit, Independent Vascular Ultrasound. The Doppler ultrasound examination performed will be by a dedicated Vascular Sonographer to ensure accuracy of the examination. This is critical in order to determine the ideal individualised treatment plan)

  • Medical History QuestionnairePlease note as Dr Berman is a specialist, a referral from your general practitioner or specialist is required.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to fill in a thorough medical questionnaire.

Alternatively you can download and print the questionnaire here to save time.

  • The exact nature of your particular vein problem will be explained, and a personalised treatment protocol discussed.
  • Ample time is provided to answer any questions that may arise.
  • You will be given expanded information documents thoroughly explaining the treatment of your veins.
  • A written costing will then be provided and discussed.
  • With your permission, a letter detailing your consult and treatment plan will then be sent to your doctor.

Is a referral required?

Yes. As Dr Berman is a specialist a referral from your general practitioner or another specialist is required in order to obtain Medicare benefits.

A new referral is almost always required at time of any treatment.

Although a referral from a general practitioner to Dr Berman lasts for one year and from another specialist for a period of three months, depending on the circumstance, it may be necessary to obtain another referral. This is not in order to see Dr Berman but to ensure that the ultrasound performed on the day will attract a Medicare benefit.

We will advise if this is required.

If you are unsure, please ask.

What should I bring to the appointment?

You should make sure you have the following when attending your appointment:

  • Medicare Card
  • Referral
  • Any previous imaging or relevant medical information.
  • Please note that payment is required on the day.

Is there parking on site?

 Yes, there is ample parking available on site. You can access the parking area from Burwood Hwy.

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