How do I get an appointment?
Please note that Dr Rodrigues only treats adult patients (18+ years). Please contact a paediatric neurologist for those under 18 years.
You must first visit your GP or Specialist and request a referral. Your doctor can send the referral directly to Dr Rodrigues or you can do so yourself.
Hollywood Medical Centre
45, 85 Monash Avenue
Nedlands WA 6009
The day of your appointment
Please try to arrive 5 minutes earlier to complete patient registration as your time is valuable and we make every effort to run on time.
Delays may occur due to urgent patients and other factors beyond our control.
What should I bring to the appointment?
- A current referral from your doctor
- Patient Information Form
- Medicare, DVA, Private Health Fund cards
- Insurance Information (Workers Compensation)
- Previous scans or reports if you have them
Cancellation of appointments
We require 7 days notice for cancellation of initial appointments and 48 hours notice for follow-up appointments.
We will submit your Medicare Rebate request online at the time of payment. Medicare will reimburse this to your chosen bank account. If you have private health insurance, you will need to submit your receipt of payment to your private health care cover for reimbursement.
We accept Worker’s Compensation cases. Please ensure your claim details are brought with you to the appointment.
Full payment for all consultations and tests is required on the day. EFTPOS facilities are available. Please note that we do not accept American Express.
An estimate of the fees can be provided by submitting your referral prior to the consultation.
Fee structures are complex. The government set Medicare fees in the early 1980s at a level that recognised the costs of practice. However over the years there has been an increasing gap between the costs of medical practice, and the government assigned Medicare scheduled fee.
The Australian Medical Association sets fees that reflect the true costs of medical practice. These fees are now about 2.5 times the Medicare scheduled fee, reflecting the ever increasing gap. To further complicate the issue, the government reimburses the patient with 85% of the Medicare scheduled fee that they recommend.
The charges by this practice reflect the complexity of the assessment and the procedure, taking into account correspondence, reporting and aftercare that may not be immediately evident.
For some procedures such as ECG, technological developments and requirements have greatly outstripped Medicare reimbursement, resulting in a fee that is closer to the AMA recommended fee.