Why waiving fees for other doctors is more than just a professional courtesy
All doctors have a responsibility to look after the health of their peers and to lower barriers to their wellbeing.
The AMA NSW was recently contacted by a longstanding member about his experience with a local GP.
Both he and his wife attended appointments with the GP and were required to pay a gap fee following the consultation.
The doctor who raised the issue had never billed a colleague or their family over many years of practice. While not a rule, this is common practice for many of us.