Allied Health Providers

Referrals and information

Allied Health Referrals

It is possible for Allied Health practitioners to book a patient directly into our rooms.

Our Sports Medicine Registrar can see patients without a GP referral, at no extra cost to the patient. Standard appointments with Dr James Ooi will generally cost the patient no more than $50 out-of-pocket.

Physiotherapy treatments can be partly claimed from your private health insurance extras.

Appointments can be made through our on-line booking system.

If there is a GP referral for the patient, the Medicare rebates are higher, and the patient can be seen directly by a surgeon. Otherwise, our Sports Medicine team will need to see the patient first. The patient’s GP will be notified and approached for input where required. Patients referred by allied health providers will always be advised to return to their referring provider.

We do also see uninsured patients, but recommend referral to Ballarat Health Services if the patient is seeking free treatment. Patients without insurance will be contacted where possible prior to their appointment to ensure they are familiar with the fees, especially if surgery is required.

BallaratOSM will be embracing My Health Record as it becomes a useful resource.

Direct Referrals & Patient Bookings

Orthopaedic Surgery Team

Mr David Mitchell

MBBS (Melb), FRACS(Orth), FAOrthA, GAICD

Mr Luke Spencer

MBBS (Melb), FRACS(Orth)

Mr Shaun English

MBBS, FRACS (Orth)

Mr Scott Mason

BMedSci (Hons), MBBS (Hons), FRACS (Orth)

Mr. Naveen Nara

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Lawrence Tee

FRACS, FAOrthA

Sports Medicine Team

Dr Greg Harris

Sport & Exercise Medicine Physician

Luke Blunden

Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist

Dr James Ooi

Sports & Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Josh Collingwood

Specialist Rehabilitation Medicine Physician

Mental Health Team

Currently on Maternity leave

Dr Bronwyn Sudholz

Psychologist (BHlth Sc, BA(Hons), DPsych(Health), MAPS)

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