Melbourne Hand Surgery 

Please note: We do our best to accommodate emergency and urgent referrals upon receipt of your doctor's referral. Dr Tomlinson is currently booked some months in advance so if your condition is urgent or you wish to be placed on our "Waiting for an Early Appointment" list to see Dr Tomlinson or Mr Babazadeh please provide us with your doctor's referral and your registration forms so that we can facilitate an urgent review. We strongly encourage individuals who are seeking non-surgical treatment of Dupuytren's contracture with Dr Tomlinson to seek placement on our waiting list and provide us with details of your availability, so that we can contact you in the event of an earlier appointment becoming available. If you have recently sustained a hand or wrist injury you may wish to explore the option of the Action Rehab Urgent Care Clinic, where your injury will be assessed and managed by an experienced hand therapist.

Practice Management Services

Medical and Surgical Practice Setup and Management

Getting started in private practice isn't easy. However, with the right advice and assistance you can build a highly successful private practice in relatively short period of time. We've developed a suite of practice set up and management services to assist you on your journey. Whether you're a recently (or soon-to-be) graduated Fellow or have already been practising as a consultant in the public hospital system for a few years, our services are designed to simplify the process for you and help you to build a successful private practice. Below are some of the many services we can assist you with.

Available Services

Practice set up

⃝     Practice phone number (answered 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, excluding PHs); or
⃝     Your own phone number diverted to our practice (answered 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, excluding PHs)
⃝     Practice fax number (specific to your practice)
⃝     Practice email address
⃝     Domain (website name) registration
⃝     Facebook and Twitter account registration
⃝     Business name registration
⃝     Company name registration
⃝     ABN registration assistance
⃝     Software
⃝     Registration or updating of details with health funds, TAC, Workcover, Medicare
⃝     Book keeping services
⃝     Personalised prescription pads/computer paper
⃝     Applications for Medicare provider numbers at additional sites
⃝     Registration with pathology providers (multiple providers)
⃝     Registration with radiology providers (multiple providers)
⃝     Registration for online access to radiology (multiple providers)
⃝     Applications for private hospital accreditation
⃝     Stationery including business cards, appointment cards, return address labels, personalised A4 glossy white cardboard folders for patient theatre bookings/handouts/information, personalised pens, doctors' stamps, logo stickers
⃝     Professional introductions

Marketing and branding

⃝     Advice
⃝     Online biography and practice details (single page on our website)
⃝     Sourcing of logo designs
⃝     Purchase of your approved logo design
⃝     Introductory mail out to our practice referral database
⃝     Logo trademark registration
⃝     GP practice visits


⃝     Sessional rooms with WiFi access and on site car parking
⃝     Meet and greet services (we provide staff so you do not need to deal with recruitment, induction, training, Workcover, leave management, practice insurance)
⃝     Practice management
⃝     Practice nurses
⃝     IT services: hardware, software, backup
⃝     Pathology and radiology provider registration and referral pads (multiple providers)
⃝     Dictation/transcription services
⃝     Merchant terminal (EFTPOS machine)
⃝     Clinical supplies including pathology supplies and S4 medication ordering
⃝     Surgical instruments including diathermy
⃝     Workcover, TAC, Centrelink forms
⃝     Hospital admission paperwork 
⃝     Booking of theatre sessions, anaesthetists, surgical assistants
⃝     Financial consent
⃝     Car parking at hospitals
⃝     Templates for practice policies, practice software

Business and Practice Mentoring

⃝     Practice set up
⃝     IT services
⃝     Risk management
⃝     Branding and Marketing – to patients, referring doctors, allied health practitioners
⃝     Staff recruitment
⃝     Practice policies
⃝     Insurance
⃝     Business financial management and structure

Setting up private practice is a time consuming process but one that is important to get right. By employing our services you can free yourself from arranging the minutiae, save yourself time and money, and concentrate on the big picture. For more information or to arrange a meeting with Dr Jill Tomlinson email us at info AT 


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