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 ailment 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 per year to an allied health provider, including podiatry. Please speak to your GP for further information.

Do you bulk bill?

Unfortunately, current rebates do not allow us to offer bulk-billed services. If you have a referral from your GP as part of a Team Care Arrangement under the Chronic Disease Management system, then we charge you the appointment cost and apply the Medicare rebate on your behalf. In most instances, there is a minimal out-of-pocket cost.

If you are eligible for DVA funding, we bill DVA directly for services.

Will the consultation hurt?

The 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?

For the most part, our patients are seen to very quickly. However, the wait time can vary depending on the season, the practitioner you're booking with and the location.

What should I look for when choosing a podiatrist?

First, you should make sure that they are a member of the Australian Podiatry Association with a commitment to ongoing education. We also recommend you check if 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 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 arrange a 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 that is comfortable and loose fitting below the knee for easier testing and assessments. 

What is a Team Care Arrangement?

In certain cases, your GP can refer you to a podiatrist under a Team Care Arrangement (TCA) plan. This is only available for certain chronic conditions so please consult with your GP.

What can I expect from my first consultation?

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

Is there car parking available?

This differs depending on the location. Please refer to the specific clinic page under locations for details.

What if I need to cancel?

We ask that you cancel as early as possible to allow us to time to reschedule your appointment. Repeated cancellations at short notice may incur a cancellation fee.

Is it normal to experience foot pain?

Experiencing foot pain is your body's way of telling you something is wrong and recurring pain can be especially problematic. We encourage you to see a podiatrist for professional advice if you are experiencing any pain.

Is Dan Everson Podiatry an NDIS provider?

Dan Everson Podiatry is a registered NDIS provider. The NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) covers podiatry services and devices. Podiatry can be accessed by participants who have therapy supports and/or assistive technology selected under their NDIS plan. Please call your local clinic to ask for treatment under your funding.

Do you offer telehealth consultations?

Yes, we can arrange appointments via video call for most conditions. Please contact us and we will assess whether we can treat you properly with telehealth.