For Allied Health Professionals

Allied Health Professionals

Dr Rao works very closely with all forms of allied health professionals within the Newcastle and Hunter region, he works closely with physiotherapists, podiatrists, remedial masseurs, and chiropractors. He runs regular clinics for which he takes referrals from local allied health professionals.

If you have been referred to me by a local allied health professional, please ask that the therapist contact my rooms directly, either via phone or email, and forward a referral. If convenient Dr Rao is happy to organise a video consultation with your therapist. In particular, he is happy to do this with patients from outside the Newcastle and Hunter region.

You will also require a referral from your GP prior to your consultation, otherwise you will not receive a rebate from Medicare.


If you wish to come to the operating theatre to see some procedures. Dr Rao is happy to facilitate Allied Health Professionals to attend the operating theatre at Lingard Private Hospital.

Please feel free to contact Dr Rao regarding any procedures you wish to watch.

Referrals fROM Allied Health Professionals

Meet Dr Rao

Dr Rao is a Newcastle Orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery. He graduated from medicine at the University of Sydney and trained as an orthopaedic surgeon in Newcastle and also in Queensland.

He also undertook further training by way of fellowship with world famous Dr Terry Saxby in Brisbane in 2008. He has also conducted further training by attending numerous courses overseas, in Thailand, the USA and right across Australia.