At the moment there's something wrong with my throat, went to see a GP and she quickly looked in my mouth and simply said "I don't know what it is, can't see anything", then gave me a referral letter to see an ENT. The consultation was literally done in 1 minute.
I was wondering, do I actually need to pay if the GP doesn't know anything? Earning $70 within 1 minute by saying not sure what it is simply seems ridiculous to me. Or shouldn't there at least be a "writing a referral letter only" pricing?
Also, can I see a specialist in Australia without seeing a GP first? (I don't have Medicare, but do have Medibank)
As in Taiwan (where I'm from) I can just go straight to an ENT without going through a GP, and the consultation would cost $5, not quite sure if I can see an ENT without seeing a GP here as well?