• Phone: 03-9639-6128
  • Fax: 03-9639-0465
  • Email us: office.markov@optusnet.com.au

Dr. Geoff Markov

Dr Geoff Markov is a Consultant Rheumatologist.

Rheumatology is the specialty in medicine which deals with arthritis, bone, joint and muscle conditions, and various disorders of the immune system.

Your doctor has decided that a specialist opinion and/or treatment of your condition is warranted, and has referred you to Dr Markov. After your consultation, a detailed letter including an evaluation of your problems and treatment plan will be forwarded to your GP for guidance. Please let us know if you would like copies sent to your other treating doctors as well.

At your first visit, please remember to bring your referral letter, x-rays and any test results you have (even if they are not recent), and all your medication including tablets, creams, eye drops, injections etc. – please bring the original medicine containers rather than a list.

If your condition is a WorkSafe or TAC matter, you must bring all correspondence/certificates in addition to your claim number. We will direct bill those agencies only if your claim has been fully accepted and is current.

More Information

  • The practice does not bulk bill.
  • Pensioners and health care card holders will be charged a reduced fee for both the consultation and any joint injections required.
  • Veterans’ Affairs pensioners, WorkSafe and TAC patients with accepted current claims will have their accounts forwarded to those agencies directly.
  • A valid referral is required for entitlement to Medicare rebates.

Our fee schedule is set out below for your information:

Fee schedule effective from 1 August 2021

Service (item number) AMA Suggested Fee Practice Usual Fee Pensioner or HCC Holder Medicare Rebate
Long Consultation - initial (item 132) $605.00 $405.00 $345.00 $236.95
Long Consultation - review (item 133) $300.00 $200.00 $170.00 $118.65
Standard Consultation - initial (item 110) $350.00 $295.00 $260.00 $135.45
Standard Consultation - review (item 116) $160.00 $155.00 $135.00 $67.80
Joint Injection (1st) $86.00 $40.00 $30.00 NIL
Joint Injection (2nd) $86.00 $30.00 $20.00 NIL


Unfortunately, in the 2009 Budget, the government decided to completely remove the Medicare rebate for joint injection/aspiration. Joint injections are no longer covered by Medicare, DVA, private health funds, TAC or Workers Compensation and the cost is now the personal responsibility of the patient.


Telehealth consultations may be arranged when appropriate, particularly for country patients. Please contact our office to arrange.


Give us a call on (03) 9639-6128 or fill out an enquiry form on our contact page and we will get back to you with all the information you require. email address: office.markov@optusnet.com.au

Our Practice Locations

East Melbourne (VIC) – Main Office:

Suite 502, 100 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne 3002

Moorabbin (VIC):

Holmesglen Private Hospital, 490 South Road, Moorabbin 3189

Merimbula (NSW):

44-46 Merimbula Drive, Merimbula 2548

Werribee, VIC:

Wyndham Private Specialist Consulting Suites, Level 1, 242 Hoppers Lane, Werribee 3030

Williamstown (VIC):

95 Victoria Street, Williamstown 3106