I don't mind that she charges a higher initial consult as I feel she did a lot more investigative work, tests etc which would have meant more work behind the scenes checking results and reviewing your file. Compared with another dr we saw that charged us $200+ with no testing and telling us to go try again for another 6 months and if nothing then come back.
I agree about Monash overall going up. We have been with them now since 2013 and have seen the fees continue to rise and often quite substantially. It is a lot of money to put up front before receiving the medical rebate back.