Dr Andrew Hua

MBBS, FRACP

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Additional Languages Spoken: Mandarin, Cantonese
Special interests: Specialist Geriatrician and Physician

Dr Andrew Hua’s geriatric specialty includes managing:

Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and Management Planning
Cognitive impairment assessments and work up. Pseudo-dementias. Assessments and follow-up for trial of Memory Enhancing Medications.
Delirium and Confusional states
Falls and Balance problems. Movement Disorders.
Inability to cope at home
Behavioural problems and mood swings
Failure to thrive, changes in weight, loss of appetite.
Continence Issues
Planning for ongoing management and care with family.
Recurrent hospital admissions,
Multiple medications issues.

Dr. Andrew Hua, FRACP, Consultant Physician and Geriatrician. has over 25 years experience in five Victorian Health Networks and past senior university appointments.

He offers private clinical consultations in General Medicine and Geriatrics at Brunswick and now in Box Hill Central.

Dr. Hua speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin, and wherever possible uses language appropriate assessment tools, and appreciates cultural differences.

He is team-oriented and holistic, working closely with the referring GP, other health professionals, specialists and services. The referring GP remains the primary health provider to whom Dr. Hua reports exclusively.

GP’s referral required for all consultations. Need to specify Geriatric Comprehensive Assessment & Management Planning (GCAMP) for billing of these items.

Please Fax referral and patient information to Dr. A. Hua at 03 8677 9667 (eFax service). At present*, Box Hill and Brunswick locations are direct bulk-billing.

Cash and Cheque at Medicare Rebate plus rates(approx $30 gap) charged, no Bulk-billing.

Please enquire and book at closest location (Box Hill: 9020 4222; Brunswick 9385 1250). Please provide own interpreter and close family member to provide information.

Bookings and Patient records are not transferable between locations. Please advise early if unable to keep appointment. Non-attendance fees apply.

Video Telehealth Consultations (Approved Aged Care Facilities or Outside major metropolitan area) by special arrangement with treating GP. Medicare limitations apply. Referring GP to contact Dr. Hua by fax or email for details.

Medical Reports incur extra fees plus GST. Non-Australian residents and Immigration/Visa related assessments seen by special arrangement (Non-rebatable fees with GST apply),

please provide requirements with contact details by email ah@gerimed.com.au or faxed to +613 8677 9667. Single confidential report directly to Government appointed authority only, no correspondence with agents or lawyers.

Note: Dr. Hua does NOT do any testamentary capacity testing or medicolegal work, and no longer does home/nursing home visits.