For Referring Doctors

Dr Geetha Menon is a US born, New Zealand educated and trained consultant psychiatrist located in Cockburn.

Specialist area:  Adult Psychiatry (over 18 years of age).

Availability:  Immediate (within 2 weeks)

Referrals:

  • non urgent assessments only
  • Address: Dr Geetha Menon at Perth Psychiatry

HealthLink EDI: PERTHSPC or Fax: (08) 9414 3032

  • Please include (in order of priority):
  1. Patient's Full name
  2. Address
  3. Contact numbers
  4. Date of Birth
  5. Specific reason for referral
  6. Presumed diagnosis, current medical issues and current medications
  7. Past medical and psychiatric history and treatment
  8. Recent pathology (blood work and imaging reports of brain)
  9. Reports from psychologists or others healthcare professionals
  • Send referrals ASAP – it may be possible for your patient to be booked the same day.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Acute stress disorder
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Bipolar disorders
    1. Type 1
    2. Type 2
    3. Cyclothymic disorder
  • Depressive disorders
    1. Major depressive disorder
    2. Dysthymic disorder

 

  • Dissociative disorders
  • GAD
  • OCD
  • Panic Disorder
  • Social phobia / Other phobias
  • PTSD
  • Psychotic disorders
    1. Schizophreniform disorder
    2. Schizoaffective disorder
    3. Brief psychotic disorder
    4. Delusional disorder
  • Perinatal / Postpartum psychiatry                             

Special Category Patients:

  • Fly in, Fly out (FIFO)
  • Workers compensation
  • Medicolegal cases
  • Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)
  • Department of Transport
  • Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Dr Menon does not see patients under 18 years of age, or patients with the following conditions:

  • ADHD
  • Cognitive disorders
  • Substance use disorders
  • Developmental disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Schizophrenia

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM AN ASSESSMENT:

Initial assessment

  1. Usually spans 2 appointments, each about one hour
  2. Letter addressed to the referrer
    1. Cc patient
    2. Cc other professionals as appropriate
    3. Management recommendations
    4. Usually ongoing follow-up appointments
    5. Often additional referral to clinical psychology
    6. Clear advice and suggestions to the referrer

Integrated Multidisciplinary Model

Dr Menon works in a solo private practice located at Perth Specialist Centre (PSC).

A variety of other medical specialists work at the PSC

http://perthspecialistcentre.com.au/specialists.html

The PSC is housed within the Cockburn Health and Community Facility that contains a very wide range of private and public health services working together to offer coordinated health care.

http://www.cihcf.com.au/Core/Content/Public-Home-Page/Content8005.aspx

These services include

  • radiology
  • pathology
  • pharmacy
  • medical specialists
  • physiotherapy
  • occupational therapy
  • speech pathology
  • dietetics
  • exercise physiology
  • dentistry
  • psychology
  • family support
  • mental health support

Thus Dr Menon is uniquely placed to offer truly holistic, comprehensive, integrated multidisciplinary service to your patients, South of the River.  She will proactively refer your patients to other medical specialists or allied health professionals as needed.

Dr Menon will have admitting rights to one of the psychiatric hospitals in Perth. She does not follow patients up while hospitalised. She will be able to facilitate an admission under the care of a psychiatrist colleague, and on discharge she can continue follow up if the patient so chooses.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MBChB, University of Auckland School of Medicine, New Zealand 1995
  • Psychiatry Registrar Training, Auckland, New Zealand
  • FRANZCP 2008

Experience: Over 20 years experience as a medical doctor, with the last 10 years being as a Consultant Psychiatrist in various public and private WA medical facilities including Bentley Health Service and The Marian Centre, Wembley.