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Can I get a referral letter to see a dermatologist?
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The online doctors at Qoctor can provide you with a referral letter to see a dermatologist, for specialist assessment of acne.

To get a referral letter, you will need to answer a few questions and to provide the name and details of the specialist you wish to see, so their information can be correctly entered. 


The fee for this service is $25.99. By getting a referral letter for a consultation with a dermatologist, you may be eligible for a Medicare rebate for that appointment. 


What can a dermatologist do for my acne?

A dermatologist can prescribe many of the same treatments (creams, gels, antibiotics) that you can get through Qoctor or any other GP service, but a dermatologist can also offer additional advice and management options for acne that is not well controlled. Dermatologists can prescribe Isotretinoin (Roaccutane), as well as other specialist treatments for acne scars. It is important to consider seeing a dermatologist if you have bad acne that is not responding to treatment, particularly if scars are occurring. 


If you need a referral letter to see a dermatologist to discuss the management of acne, start here


If you need a prescription for your usual acne cream, gel or an oral antibiotic for acne, Qoctor may be able to help- start here.

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