For Allied Health Professionals


Allied Health Professionals


Patients of Allied Health Professionals

Dr Rao works very closely with all forms of allied health professionals within the Newcastle and Hunter region, in particular 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 of that therapist to contact my rooms directly, either via phone or email, and forward a referral. My staff will then organise an appointment for you promptly and may also organise for you to have scans, in particular x-rays and MRI scans, prior to your consultation.

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

Allied Health Professionals

If you wish to come to the operating theatre to see some procedure, Dr Rao will facilitate that at Lingard Private Hospital. He is very accommodating for allied health professionals and his main operating days are Monday mornings and Friday mornings at Lingard Private Hospital.

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

Referral Form for Allied Health Professionals

If you would like to refer a patient please complete and submit the form below or feel free to email us directly.

If any letters, scans or sensitive documents need to be provided, please email them to us noting the patients name, phone number and date of birth.


Allied Health Professionals Referral Form

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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.