What is the difference between a dermatologist and a skin cancer clinic?
Skin cancer clinics are usually operated by non-specialist doctors. Dr Portia Millar is a specialist dermatologist.
What is the wait time to see a dermatologist?
Dr Millar’s waiting time for a routine appointment is approximately 6-8 weeks. Special consideration is given to emergencies or severe cases can be seen within 1-2 weeks.
Do I need a referral?
Yes. A referral is required from a general practitioner in order to claim Medicare benefits.
Patients can consult with Dr Millar without a referral but there will be no Medicare rebate.
Can I claim from Medicare or my Private Health Insurance?
A Medicare claim can be made on your behalf electronically after your consultation with Dr Millar.
Unfortunately Private Health Insurance does not cover consultations in rooms.
What can I do for acne?
Dr Millar gives priority appointments to severe acne. Please tell our receptionist or email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prescription medications (both hormonal & non hormonal) and prescription creams can now cure acne before scarring occurs.
Can anybody have Isotretinoin (Roaccutane/Oratane)?
In Australia, only dermatologists (and physicians) can prescribe Isotretinoin. In severe cystic acne, prescription can be subsidized by N.H.S.
Milder cases of cystic acne can still be prescribed Isotretinoin via a non-subsidized private script.
What anti-ageing solutions are available?
Dr Millar has a range of prescription rejuvenating topical creams and serums as well as safe laser treatments, fillers, muscle relaxants and a good skin care range is available.