Integrative Medicine and Preventive Healthcare
Two of Australia's best known Integrative Medicine doctors, Dr Mark Donohoe and Dr Jonathan Turtle, have joined their practices and knowledge to bring 65 years of experience to Mosman Integrative Medicine.
Mosman Integrative Medicine is a multidisciplinary facility to be found just 1 km from the heart of Mosman at 4 Best Avenue, Mosman (in the Georges Heights precinct). We aim to bring together the best of Integrative Medicine and Preventive Healthcare approaches, with an exciting range of services, products and educational programs that we believe will redefine truly integrative and integrated healthcare.
Mosman Integrative Medicine Practice Details
Monday 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday - CLOSED
Thursday8:30 AM - 6 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 5 PM
4 Best Ave, Mosman 2088
(in the Georges Heights precinct)
Parking and Access
Free parking with no time limit is available in Crane St, and Suakin Drive, both close and next to Best Avenue
Limited parking is available in Best Ave itself
Bus route 244 from Wynyard Station to Middle Head Rd, Georges Heights near Cobbittee St
Bus route 238 from Taronga Zoo to Middle Head Rd / Corner Beaconsfield
Phone & Fax
Tel: +61 2 9960-5755
Fax: +61 2 8569-0185
New patients are typically seen for 1 to 1 1/2 hours by Dr Turtle, and 2 to 3 hours (depending on complexity) by Dr Donohoe. New patient fees are typically between $350 and $750 depending on the doctor and consultation duration. Please see more details in each of the doctors' pages (above)
All patients are billed at $350 per hour for both Dr Turtle and Dr Donohoe
Telephone / skype consults / email queries
$50 per 10 minutes
Scripts and forms
From $15 for 1-2 scripts, additional for extra
Email & Web
Admin about all practice matters
Other Practice Information (General)
The following information is simply background information of a general nature. Please note that each practitioner differs in terms of RACGP accreditation and approaches to billing, pathology and Medicare rebates. Please read more details in the following areas.
For Dr Donohoe's details, click here
For Dr Turtle's details, click here
Medicare rebates are generally applicable for Australians for all medical consultations related to illness and disease diagnosis and treatment. Medicare does not cover prevention generally, and that is one of Medicare's greatest failings! It is an excellent disease treatment system, but a poor disease prevention system.
Mosman Integrative Medicine does not bulk-bill under any circumstances. All payments must be made at the conclusion of the consultation.
Complex and chronic illnesses are extremely difficult to manage within the constraints of normal General Practice in Australia, with its high reward for consultations under 15 minutes addressing one medical item per consultation.
Shoehorning patients into brief consultations always resulted in compromises. To practice "Integrative Medicine", with the focus solely on the best care of our patients, we have had to decouple consultations and fees from the Medicare rebate.
Phone, FaceTime and Skype consultations
Many of our patients are very sick and come from outside the Sydney area, often from interstate or abroad. While much of the work and planning is done at the first consultation, follow-up consultations are usually required when all test results are back.
Telephone or video consultations are available for such follow-up of initial response to treatment and to identify abnormalities on the pathology testing which require additional or alternative treatment, further testing or referral.
The duration of these consultations can vary from a few minutes to more than an hour and are billed in increments of 10 minutes.
There are a number of therapeutics that I prescribe that are not easily available in Australia, or are available only at considerable cost or with considerable difficulty. When this results in patients failing to take their prescribed treatment, we try to source these products for my patients at the lowest possible cost and for their convenience.
Sadly, our new landlords have a blanket ban on pet dogs in the Practice. We are working on ways that may allow for Mr Digby, our much-loved Maltese Cavalier poodle, to return to active patient care at MIM, but for now we are all sad that he is no longer able to contribute to your care and wellbeing.
If and when he does return, patients who may be allergic to animals should let us know. We can prepare with HEPA vacuum cleaner and dog eviction on the day of your appointment.