Dr Sergiu Grama
Dr Sergiu Grama is a General and Forensic Psychiatrist.
Dr Grama is a graduate of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists with more than 15 years of experience in Psychiatry.
Dr Grama worked extensively with the Sydney Local Health District in a variety of clinical positions at Royal Prince Alfred and Concord hospitals and community clinics managing adult and elderly patients with a broad range of psycho-pathological conditions. He has worked in private practice at Sydney Clinic, Bronte and St John of God Medical Centre and Hospital, North Richmond and in tele-psychiatry.
Dr Grama favours “a whole of person approach” and provides consultation, formulation, treatment planning and interventions using evidence based biopsychosocial, pharmacotherapeutic and psychotherapeutic modalities.
Dr Grama works jointly with patients to identify and strengthen areas of mental health vulnerability and his interventions are also directed toward improving the quality of general living and interpersonal, academic and occupational functioning.
Dr Grama’s interests in General Psychiatry are in the areas of depression, bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma-related disorders/PTSD, ADHD, psychotic disorders, work-related stress and Drug & Alcohol disorders and others.
In addition to General Psychiatry Dr Grama has interests in Forensic and Medico-Legal Psychiatry and he holds a certificate of advanced training in that area.
He can provide WorkCover consultations and has experience in medico-legal and forensic report writing.
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
9am – 5pm
9am – 5pm
An initial appointment with Dr Sergiu Grama is 60 minutes in length and costs $703. Medicare will pay back $228.20 if you bring a referral from your GP or another doctor. Your out of pocket cost for the first appointment is $474.80.
At the time of booking Dr Grama requires you to leave a partial prepayment of $350 (which is fully refundable should you cancel your appointment with at least 2 business days’ notice). Missed appointments take valuable time away from others, and as such a prepayment is required to reduce the chance of non attendance.
The initial appointment includes a detailed history of your difficulties, as well as a more general medical, psychiatric and personal history, referral for medical tests if needed, along with a comprehensive discussion of the issues and a plan to address them. A summary letter will be sent back to your referring doctor with a copy for you to keep. The aim is to provide high quality care and transparent communication.
Follow up appointments are usually shorter but will vary in length according to need.
At the end of the initial session you and Dr Grama will decide on the duration and date of the next appointment. Sometimes Dr Grama will ask your GP to assist in the follow up plan in between appointments with him.
Dr Grama does not see patients under the age of 18.
Summary of costs:
|Duration||Total Fee||Medicare Rebate||Out of Pocket Cost|
|60 mins (initial)||$703||$228.20||$474.80|
|60 mins (follow up)||$603||$161||$442|
Prices subject to change without notice.
The safety net:
Each year, Medicare automatically keeps a tally of your Medicare-claimable services and counts this towards the Medicare Safety Net. Once your out of pocket expenses (combining all specialists, GPs and psychologists) reach a certain threshold (currently either $2133 per year generally or $680.70 for concessional or Family Tax Benefit Part A), Medicare will pay back the usual rebate listed above PLUS 80% of the remaining gap for the rest of the calendar year. You can register your family to be counted towards the same safety net threshold.