Hi all- I am planning to go with Freemasons Hospital-Melbourne for my delivery due In November. I have started calling a few obs to check their fees and availability...most of them charge around the $4000 range out of pocket fees with medicare and my Bupa Insurance; had not expected this much fee amount with heath insurance...but anyways...I wanted to ask you guys if there was any good obstetrician who is within the $2000-$3000, range... Thanks for the info!
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17-03-2014 12:35 #1Junior Member
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Searching good obstetricians at Freemasons Hospital-Melbourne
17-03-2014 21:02 #2Senior Member
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My obstetrician was David O'Callaghan - he delivered my two children. David delivers at both St. Vincent's (where I went and loved, loved, loved) and Freemasons. David's rooms are on the Ground Floor at St. Vincent's. I just can't speak highly enough of David - he is just a fantastic obstetrician and I'd recommend him to anyone. You wouldn't be disappointed if you chose to go with him.
23-03-2014 20:16 #3Senior Member
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Was David cheap?
I went with Len Kliman when I had my first child. Just fabulous! But unfortunately pricey so I never went back My second OB was much cheaper but unfortunately has retired, so I am hoping for a cheaper alternative too
23-03-2014 20:22 #4
David O'Callaghan is around $3,000 from memory. He's lovely too and I also highly recommend St V's hospital (he also delivers at Freemasons).
23-03-2014 20:33 #5
Anthony Woodward! So amazing, capable, patient, reassuring. I really loved him. He has a tertiary u/s machine in office and does a scan every appt plus his midwife is qualified to use the machine so if you're feeling anxious you can pop in for 10 mins and she'll have a look that all is ok for you. I'd had a stillbirth before this pregnancy so really needed an OB behind me that was patient and willing to do what he could to curb my anxiety.
He's 3700 so a little above your range but I think really worth it.
Yes it is annoying that insurance doesn't cover OB fees!
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