Referrals

Dr Shakibaie provides a full range of vascular procedures including treatments for varicose veins, peripheral arterial disease, leg ulcers, carotid artery stenosis and abdominal aortic aneurysms. To access Dr Shakibaie’s specialist vascular surgery treatments, you need a valid referral letter. Please visit your GP and request a referral letter.

Note that a referral from a GP is valid for 12 months, and a referral from a specialist is valid for 3 months. If your referral is no longer valid, you may get a new one from your referring GP/specialist.

All new referrals will receive a specialist consultation with Dr Shakibaie within two weeks of receipt of your referral letter. The referral letter can be sent to Dr Shakibaie by your doctor, or you can send it yourself.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Email – info@murdochvascular.com.au

Postal Address – Suite 27, Level 1 Wexford Medical Centre

3 Barry Marshall Pde

Murdoch WA 6150

Fax – (08) 9310 2300

 

APPOINTMENTS

Arranging an appointment

To arrange an appointment, you or your GP should send your referral letter to Dr Shakibaie. You will be contacted to arrange a suitable time for your appointment. Dr Shakibaie sees all new referral patients within two weeks of receipt of the referral letter.

On the day of your appointment

Parking

Dr Faraz Shakibaie’s main rooms are located in Suite 27 on level 1 of Wexford Medical Centre. Please click here for a map of the surrounding parking areas.

Please arrive five minutes before your scheduled appointment time so that you can complete the patient registration paperwork without delaying the scheduled appointment.

All efforts are made to ensure patient appointments occur at the scheduled time. However, emergency appointments or other uncontrollable factors may sometimes cause a delay. We appreciate your understanding and patience should a delay occur.

What to bring

When visiting Dr Shakibaie’s surgery for the first consultation, it is important to bring all relevant paperwork and medical records that may be needed. Please bring:

  • A copy of your referral letter;
  • Your Medicare card and any health insurance cards or information (e.g. Department of Veterans Affairs, private health fund);
  • Workers’ compensation insurance information (if applicable);
  • Any medical imaging or reports from your GP or other specialists that might give Dr Shakibaie information about your condition.

Cancellation

If you need to cancel your appointment, we require a minimum of 24 hours notice. Please contact us by phone on 9310 2300 if you need to make a cancellation.

 

FEES

Consultations

Dr Shakibaie is a bulk-billing surgeon. As long as you have a valid referral from your GP or another specialist, you will not need to pay for a consultation with Dr Shakibaie. This applies to all patients, whether you are privately insured or not. Simply bring along your valid referral, Medicare card and any health insurance cards.

Hospital procedures

Dr Shakibaie is a no-gap provider for all hospital procedures and admissions for all privately insured patients.

You may be charged for other costs involved with your hospital admission, such as blood tests, X-ray or other investigations, and anaesthetic fees (although most anaesthetists working with Dr Shakibaie do not charge a gap for the major health funds).

For all public patients treated at Armadale Hospital, there may be a small co-payment depending on the procedure being performed. This will be fully disclosed to you before your hospital admission.

Non-hospital treatments

Non-hospital treatments for varicose veins have a gap payment which varies depending on the procedure you are having. You will be charged a fee for sclerotherapy sessions and endovenous laser treatments, as the Medicare rebate does not cover the costs of the disposable equipment used, the staff required nor the very expensive laser and ultrasound equipment required to perform these procedures. These costs will be disclosed in full before proceeding with any treatment.