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What Is Shared Care?

Dr Suzana Kotevska is involved in the shared care system for all patients interested in this type of care during their pregnancy.

This is for patients who do not have private health insurance but still wish to be under the care of a specialist obstetrician (Dr Suzana Kotevska), and deliver in a public hospital.

Unfortunately with shared care Dr Suzana will not be present at the birth of your baby, as she only delivers at Epworth Freemasons & St Vincent’s Private hospitals. Please read below for more information about who will be present at your delivery.

We understand that it can be expensive to go through the private system without private health insurance, and that is why Dr Suzana is involved in shared care.

TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT PLEASE CALL US ON 9419 8333 OR VISIT OUR ‘CONTACT US’ PAGE.

The benefit:

Having the same specialist obstetrician look after you for all of your antenatal visits will allow you to develop a bond and a relationship with your doctor. All your queries, concerns, test results, ultrasounds etc. throughout your pregnancy will all be at the one clinic & one call away. What this means is that you won’t have to repeat your self to various midwives, junior or senior doctors within the public system and therefore sometimes resulting in different or conflicting advise from too many people and therefore confusing you or worrying you.

Dr Suzana doesn’t treat any of her patients differently and does her absolute best to ensure a smooth sailing pregnancy.

How it works:

Whilst seeing Dr Suzana for all your antenatal appointments you will also need to be booked into the public hospital that you will be having your baby at, as you will also have to attend certain appointments throughout your pregnancy there. Our receptionists will book you into the public hospital that you have chosen to deliver your baby at, once you have discussed this with Dr Suzana at your appointment.

You will see Dr Suzana for your very first appointment at 7-10 weeks, and at this appointment she will let you know when to come see her next and what tests, ultrasounds etc. you may need to do before that next appointment.

You will see Dr Suzana for your antenatal appointments where you can speak to her about any concerns you may be having.

(Please go to ‘What To Expect When Expecting’ to learn more about each appointment; when they will be and what they will involve. Some of the steps may vary as you are delivering at a public hospital).

Luckily everyone in Australia with a Medicare number is entitled to free treatment as a public patient in a public hospital, paid for by Medicare. However, we do have to mention that the public system does rely on trainee doctors (interns, residents and registrars) who provide majority of the care whilst being supervised from specialists by phone or in person. Your care will be directed by whether that be by midwives, junior or senior doctors.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

If there are any emergencies after hours you will have to call 000 for an ambulance or go to the public hospital that you have been booked into.

Alternatively if it is a general query or concern you can call us during office hours Monday-Friday on 9419 8333 to book an appointment to see Dr Suzana at her office.

TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT PLEASE CALL US ON 9419 8333 OR VISIT OUR ‘CONTACT US’ PAGE.