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7The Independent Weekly
November 13 - 19, 2009
Doctors visits too
pricey for many
An Independent Weekly
investigation has revealed
a complete collapse in the
number of doctors who bulk bill in
This week we surveyed a range of
doctors across Adelaide and found
only 15 per cent offered bulk billing
to all patients.
Fifty-two per cent of doctors said
they would bulk bill those with a
pension or healthcare card and
children under 16, while a third did
not bulk bill at all.
Filmmaker and photographer
Aaron Schuppan said medical costs
were so high he had stopped seeing
"I just stopped even thinking
about it," he said. "I haven t been
to the doctor in 10 years except one
time I went because I knew he bulk
billed. I guess if I got really sick and
I needed to spend a lot of money I
could borrow it somewhere."
Earlier this year three Adelaide
clinics which bulk billed swapped to
charging for services. The Marion
Domain clinic, Primary Old Port
Road Medical and Dental Centre
and Norwood Village Medical and
Dental Centre all now charge a $30
fee for patients over 16 not holding
These three clinics are owned
by national corporation Primary
Health Care. The company s CEO,
Dr Edmund Bateman, said bulk
billing was no longer financially
"We have tried to maintain bulk
billing for a long time but there s
insufficient funding for general
practice at a variety of levels. We
don t like making the change, but
that s the way it is," he said.
Dr Bateman said the Federal
Government had withdrawn
funding from several healthcare
areas, making it harder to make up
for the loss of revenue which comes
with bulk billing.
"Bulk billing has given us a great
system and to go backwards is just
so sad," he said.
State Health Minister John Hill
said ensuring affordable healthcare
was available was not a state
"Medicare policy is determined
by the Commonwealth
Government, but I d encourage all
GPs to bulk bill," he said.
"It s much better for people with
non-urgent conditions to see a GP
for free than go to an emergency
The Federal Government pushes
doctors to bulk bill concession
card holders and children under
16 through financial incentives.
A doctor in a rural area can claim
$7.85 for every session that is bulk
billed while others can claim $5.15.
Dr Bateman said the return on
a bulk-billed appointment for the
practice was still far less than it
would get if a gap fee was charged.
"For a GP the standard
consultation might last 10 or 15
minutes. The rebate you get from
bulk billing is $36. If you go and see
a doctor anywhere else the fee is
anywhere in the order of $70. It s
half the fee," he said.
A spokesperson for national
Health Minister Nicola Roxon said
the Government could not force
any GPs to bulk bill, which puts
the health of people like Aaron
Schuppan in the unsympathetic
hands of market forces.
Aaron Schuppan: doesn't consider seeing a doctor because of the expense.
Photo: Kate Elmes.
Adelaide has broken its all-time
heatwave record for November,
heading into its sixth day in a row
over 35 degrees.
The previous longest hot streak
for November was four days in 1894.
The city is set to swelter until at
least Sunday with total fire bans
and warnings across most of the
state, while a haybale fire continues
to burn on the Yorke Peninsula
and the State Emergency Service
has issued an extreme heat
The unprecedented spring heat
has created havoc for the many
major events scheduled this
The heat radiating off the
footpaths is enough to make any
parent reconsider the annual trip
to the Christmas pageant, but its
organisers are pushing ahead
regardless, though Santa may need
an icepack under his suit.
Monarto Zoo has been closed all
week and looks likely to remain so
over the weekend, and the Adelaide
Zoo closed yesterday too.
Zoo chief executive Chris West
said a power cable was accidentally
cut by earthmoving equipment
yesterday morning, causing
problems for staff and animals left
in the heat.
Dr West said staff were working
hard to keep animals which need
cool conditions comfortable with
sprinklers and misters.
The Australian Three-Day
International Event has shortened
the length of its cross-country
course for horse and rider safety.
And with the Murray Bridge
forecast for Saturday and Sunday
over 40 degrees, the Murray Bridge
Rowing Club has had no choice but
to cancel both days of its centenary
School sport looks likely to
be cancelled over the weekend,
although SACA grade cricket will
The Government has launched a
Heatwave Information Guide while
the Red Cross began its telephone
service to contact people such as
the elderly, at risk during the high
However, SA Health has not
reported any increase in people
requiring treatment in hospital due
to the heat, and state hospitals and
ambulances are recording average
Chief medical officer Paddy
Phillips said the most important
thing was to stay cool and hydrated.
SafeWork SA also encouraged
care in the heat, warning that
working through heat stress could
lead to serious illness or death.
But relief is in sight, with
Monday s forecast maximum a low
Strewth, it's hot!
Cooling off: Norwood's Greg Stephensen and three-year-old Ella. Photo: Kate Elmes
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