Do I need a referral to see a podiatric surgeon?

No, but most patients are often be referred by their local podiatrist, GP, physiotherapist, or other health professional following a period of non-surgical care. If you have a complex medical history or a taking a range of medications a referral from your general practitioner will aid cooperative management of your medical needs. In some situations, such as a WorkCover or TAC claim, a medical referral will be required.

If you would like to see a podiatric surgeon, a list of Fellows of the ACPS can be found here. (insert link to list of current fellows) You should check that your surgeons is:

  • A registered specialist
  • Holds FACPS qualification
  • Hold current certification of compliance with the ACPS accreditation program