'Celebrity' specialists are fleecing patients, says AMA chief

AMA president Dr Michael Gannon has taken a swipe at “celebrity” specialists who he says fleece patients with exorbitant fees

The Perth obstetrician also says the AMA list of the recommended fees doctors should charge was set at a “high-water mark”.

The AMA has been involved in a long-running war of words with the private health insurance industry which has been accusing specialists of charging too much for their care.  

But gap fees are imposed for just 14% of private operations, Dr Gannon says, with half