Do you feel overwhelmed with distressing thoughts and feelings?

 

Are you looking to regain control and rebuild your life?

 

 

Would you like the help of someone who is responsive  to your point of view?

Then make an appointment to see Dr. Geetha Menon

(NB:  Dr Menon offers Zoom sessions in preference to Face to Face meetings)

 
 

    About    

  • Female Psychiatrist working south of the river

  • Over 20 years' experience in psychiatry​.

  • Deeply compassionate and approachable, with a gentle and sensitive nature.

  • Uses cutting edge science to guide medication prescribing.

  • Will work with your GP and all of your supports to tailor treatments to your preferences.

  • Provides online video conferencing.

  • Immediate availability (ie no waiting list)

  • Thorough and careful assessments.

  • Concise, readable and timely updates to your GP

 

As an Australian medical doctor, Dr. Menon takes special care to put you at ease with her down-to-earth style.  She explains things clearly using plain, simple English (albeit with a strong Kiwi accent!).

She believes in transparency and respects your autonomy with regard to your health issues.  She will involve you in communications to your GP and will provide you with copies of those communications.

 

Policies & Procedures

REFERRALS

  • A GP referral is required to book the first appointment.

  • If you are given a referral from a GP, then please send it to the clinic reception by

  • In other instances the clinic will call you to book your appointment.

  • For exisitng patients, the clinic will inform you if your referral is about to expire.  Please request a new GP referral; until then, another appointment cannot be booked since Medicare rebates depend on referrals being current.

CONSULTATIONS

  • Consultations are by appointment only 

  • A Background Information Form is to be completed online before your first appointment can be booked.

  • The clinic will send you a reminder on the working day immediately prior to your upcoming appointment.  The clinic will also notify you if the booked appointment has to be changed at short notice.

  • Ensure that your contact and Medicare details registered with the clinic are current.  Include a phone number where you are always contactable.

  • Inform the clinic at least 24 hours in advance if you are unable to attend your booked appointment.

  • Charges apply for non-attendance or late cancellation.

INITIAL ASSESSMENT

  • Consists of at least 2 appointments, each about one hour long.

  • First 2 appointments will be no more than one week apart.

  • Bring any medical documents that you feel are relevant, along with all medication, herbal supplements or vitamins that you are taking.

  • You will be seen on your own for first appointment.  Family/friends/supports are welcome to attend subsequent appointments.

  • When initial assessment is completed, Dr. Menon will discuss with you the diagnosis and options for treatment.

  • Your input will be invited into the letter that is drafted to your GP.

  • When this letter has been edited and sent to your GP, Dr. Menon will ensure that a copy is made available to you.

FOLLOW UP APPOINTMENTS

  • All appointments after the initial assessment are follow up appointments.

  • The frequency will be arranged between you and Dr. Menon.

  • The duration will be determined by you and Dr. Menon, from the following:

    • 15 minutes

    • 30 minutes

    • 45 minutes


FEES

  • Same day settlement of account is required.

  • This practice has a private billing policy.  Most Medicare related consultations will attract a gap payment. Details of the charges may be obtained from reception.

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Dr Menon's Credentials

  • Current registration with the AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency).

  • FRANZCP (Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists) since 2008.

  • Completed Advanced Training in Adult Psychiatry in Western Australia in 2008.

  • Completed Basic Training in Psychiatry in Auckland in 2006.

  • Completed Basic Medical Training, and registered with the New Zealand Medical Board in 1997.

  • MBChB (Bachelors in Medicine, Bachelors in Surgery) from the University of Auckland School of Medicine in 1995.

  • BHB (Bachelors in Human Biology) from the University of Auckland School of Medicine in 1992.

 

 

As a Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Menon has worked in various public and private medical settings within Western Australia since 2008:

  • Bentley Health Service, Bentley;

  • The Marian Centre, Wembley;

  • Prime Specialists, Osborne Park

  • The SuperClinic at Cockburn Integrated Health, Cockburn Central;

Specialist Area:  Adult Psychiatry (over 18 years of age) 

Areas of expertise -​

  • Acute stress disorder
     

  • Adjustment disorders
     

  • Bipolar disorders

    • Type 1​

    • Type 2

    • Cyclothymic disorder
       

  • Dissociative disorders

  • GAD

  • OCD
     

  • Panic Disorder
     

  • Psychotic disorders

    • Schizophreniform disorders

    • Schizoaffective disorders

    • Brief psychotic disorder

    • Delusional disorder

  • PTSD

  • Social phobia / Other phobias

Special Category Patients -​

  • Fly in, Fly out (FIFO)
     

  • Medicolegal cases

  • Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)
     

  • Workers Compensation

  • Department of Transport
     

  • Civil Aviation Safety Authority

FOR URGENT HELP

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Clinic Availability:

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9am - 5pm

[Availability outside these hours is limited]

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