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This document contains information for general practitioners (GPs) on how to refer patients aged 16 years and over to the High Risk Podiatry Service at Mater Hospital Brisbane.
This service provides care to adult patients with diabetes who have been diagnosed as being at "High Risk" of developing foot complications such as:
Due to high demand, we do not accept referrals for general foot and nail care patients who have been diagnosed as being "low risk" of developing diabetic foot complications which are considered appropriate for community or private podiatry services.
Please include the minimum referral requirements and the following investigations relevant to the diabetic foot condition for which you are referring:
If the patient has a foot deformity please provide a description of the deformity and its:
Please provide details of:
In addition to any history of previous arterial disease or peripheral neuropathy, if the patient has a history of foot ulceration please provide details of:
In addition to any history associated with peripheral arterial disease, please provide details of:
Available appointments are provided to our patients based on clinical priority:
If you wish to discuss a referral with the podiatrist please contact the Mater Podiatry Clinic on telephone 07 3163 2500.
Referrals can be faxed to 07 3163 1543.
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