Associate Professor Nick Murray

BM MS MA DPhil FRCP(Lon) FRACP Oncology

Dr Sid Selva-Nayagam


Professor Tim Price

MBBS FRACP DHlthSc (Med) Oncology

Dr Kevin Patterson


Dr Rohit Joshi


Associate Professor Ken Pittman


Dr Vy Broadbridge


Dr Wilfrid Jaksic


Dr Tony Michele


Dr John Miller


Dr Mike Smith

MBBS FRACS FA(Orth)A Orthopaedics

Prab Singh Takhar

BSc (hons), MSc, MPhil Physicist

Professor Rob Norman


Dr Michelle Wellman


Dr Bruno Radesic


Dr M Ashani Couchman

MBChb, FRACS(urol) Neuro-Urology and Transitional Urology

Dr Sunil P Reddy

MRCS.Ed, MS.Orth, FRACS.Orth, FAOrthA Orthopaedics

Professor Prash Sanders

MBBS, FRACP, PhD Cardiology

Assoc. Professor Martin Borg

B.Sc., MD, FRANZCR Radiation Oncology

Professor Justin La Brooy

MBBS, MRCP, MRACP, FRACP, MD, FRCP Infectious Diseases & General Medicine

Dr James Mclean

MS, MBBS, FRACS, FAOrthA Orthopaedics

Dr Chien-Wen Liew

AOA, RACS, AMA, MORE Orthopaedics

Dr Simon Khoury

MBBS, B.Psych, FACD Dermatology

Dr Steve Chryssidis


Dr Shanthan Ganesh

MBBS, FRACS Colorectal Surgery

Dr James Asimakopoulos

FRACGP, MBBS General Practice

Dr Tom Savvoulidis

MD, MBBS, FRACS, FAOrth.A Orthopaedics

Dr Brian Symon

MD, FRACGP, MBBS, BSc, Dip RANZCOG General Practice

Dr Suren Krishnan

OAM., FRACS ENT Specialist Otolaryngology

Dr Tony Roberts

MBBS, FRACP Endocrinology

Dr Tony Moore

MBBS, FRACS Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Dr Stephen Santoreneos

MBBS, FRACS Neurosurgery

Dr Peter Sutherland (OAM)


Dr James Katsaros

MBBS, FRACS Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Dr David King

MBBS, FRACS Vascular Surgery

Dr Chuan Ping Tan

MBBS, FRACS Hepato-Biliary Surgery

Dr Christopher Seymour Worthley


Assoc. Professor Dr Alkis James Psaltis

MBBS (HONS) PhD FRACS Otolaryngology

Get an expert second opinion in 5 steps:

  1. Register with MCA by filling out the “Sign Up” registration form.
  2. Fill out a questionnaire about your medical situation to identify the nature of your health enquiry and to describe your general health.
  3. We will instruct you to securely upload, or send, relevant medical files to assist our doctor’s analysis and advice. Such documents would include X-rays or notes from prior doctors and specialists.
  4. Make payment via PayPal or any other major credit card.
  5. Within days receive your 1st or 2nd opinion report from one of our world-class Australian doctors or specialists.

If any assistance is needed throughout the process our dedicated service staff are available to answer any questions you may have.

What is a second opinion?

A second opinion is a consultation with a secondary doctor for further diagnosis, assistance or assessment of a 1st opinion or assessment. MCA second opinions are from independent, experienced and highly accomplished doctors. MCA provide the relevant information about your case to our network of handpicked leading-edge Australian specialists and they make an assessment of your medical condition. This includes guidance in the best direction to meet your health needs and treatment.


Medical Care Australia gives you access to leading world class Australian doctors, hospitals and clinics from the comfort of your home.
We provide second medical opinions and facilitate care in a wide range of procedures, not limited to:

  • General Surgery

  • Colorectal Surgery

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • Infertility Assessment and Care

  • Ophthalmology

  • Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)

  • Cardiology

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Plastic Surgery

  • Preventative Medical Health Check-Ups

  • Cardiovascular Health Exam

  • Diabetic Health Exam

  • Executive Medical Exam - Men

  • Executive Medical Exam - Women

  • Gynecological Health Exam

  • Pulmonary Health Exam

  • Bariatric Surgery

  • Dental Surgery

Expert medical advice from world class Australian Doctors

Australia has one of the highest standards of health care in the world. The World Health Organisation describes it as a world-class in both its effectiveness and efficiency.

In Australia, all doctors, nurses and allied health professionals must be registered with our national regulatory authority to practice. Medical sites (Medical institutes) such as our Medical Care Australia affiliated Clinics and Hospitals must be accredited to ensure they meet the highest possible standards of quality and safety in healthcare. Accreditation by the AGPAL (Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited) is a significant endorsement that a medical centre meets the requirements of governing industry standards which are set by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

For individuals providing health care, this assessment includes both initial quality of training and ongoing observance of appropriate standards of care and professional behaviour. In particular all GP’s must participate in ongoing professional education to maintain registration.

All Australian hospitals systems are formally accredited by a third party organisation, the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards, which assesses standards of facility, equipment and service delivery. This accreditation has to be maintained on a regular basis and helps assure that our hospitals meet international quality and safety standards of care.

Minimise your health risk with quick results from the comfort of your home

Medical Care Australia is the portal which provides you an expert second opinion from a leading Australian specialist in a short period of time, all from the comfort of your home. Our extensive network of world class Australian doctors have impressive credentials from the best medical schools and fellowships in Australia and around the globe.

Save costs and time from unnecessary treatments and procedures

MCA second opinions are from independent, experienced and highly accomplished doctors. MCA provide the relevant information about your case to our network of handpicked leading edge Australian specialists and they make an assessment of your medical condition. This includes guidance in the best direction to meet your health needs and treatment. Providing the right diagnosis saves you time, money and the clarity of your health moving forward.

Written health reports in the language of your choice

If English is not an option we can provide health reports in a list of languages. Additional costs do apply see FAQ


Who is MCA?

Medical Care Australia is a company founded and managed by Australian doctors and specialists who collectively have centuries of experience in a range of specialisations. The benefit of choosing Medical Care Australia is that we handpick and guide you to the most professional, experienced and capable doctors available; because we know who they are!

Where are MCA headquarters?

Medical Care Australia’s headquarters are in Adelaide, South Australia; home to one of the largest medical research hubs in the southern hemisphere. SA is host to some of the most qualified and experienced health professionals and researchers in the world.

SAHMRI is the largest health research centre in the Southern Hemisphere Visit the site.

The New Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) is in its final stages of construction. A true marvel, the new RAH is an example of the value South Australia holds on its health system.

What is a Primary (first) Medical Opinion?

A first medical opinion is the review and analysis by a medical professional of your medical written history and who gives an opinion about your health. This includes recommendations about further steps which need to be taken or a summary of your general health status.

Who is this for?
Individuals seeking preventative measures of health and well-being.
Individuals seeking first contact world class advice on a pain, discomfort or a medical issue.

What is a Second Medical Opinion?

Second opinion is a consultation with a secondary doctor for further diagnosis, assistance or assessment of a primary opinion or assessment. MCA second opinions are from independent, experienced and highly accomplished doctors. MCA provide the relevant information about your case to our network of handpicked leading edge Australian specialists and they make an assessment of your medical condition. This includes guidance in the best direction to meet your health needs and treatment.

In what circumstances would you seek a second opinion?

Obtaining a second opinion before surgery, treatment or high-cost care is recommended to eliminate insecurity. This will create a sense of security that all concerns have been addressed before proceeding with your elected treatment or care. Other circumstances that cause patients to seek a second medical opinion:
– Is your doctor a recognised specialist?
– Further guidance from an experienced doctor is needed.
– Your doctor is unclear about diagnoses and has not provided you with a clear framework on what is required.

Can I choose a specific specialist to provide a second opinion?

MCA is an organisation managed by doctors and specialists with extraordinary experience and expertise. We will assess your situation and select the most appropriate course of action and specialist for your relevant condition. You may not be guaranteed a specialist of your choice but be rest assured that you will receive world class advice no matter the provider designated to you. Please contact us at if you want a particular specialist for your second opinion.

Why should I get a second opinion from MCA rather than another doctor?

Research published in the British Medical Journal concluded that the risk of misdiagnosis when treating a patient rose by 42 percent when doctors were confronted with a set of complex symptoms.
Moreover, in the USA alone approximately 12 million adults are misdiagnosed each year according to a study published in the BMJ Quality & Safety.
Misdiagnosis can result in preventable pain and suffering for patients as well as unnecessary costs.
MCA has access to some of the most qualified and experienced specialists in the world. With centuries of collective experience in the medical field, you can be assured that MCA specialist partners are able to provide qualified and independent medical advice.

How long does it take to get a medical second opinion?

Once we are provided all relevant information and documentation and you complete the designated questionnaire, your second opinion will take up to 10 working days. MCA can expedite urgent cases where a surcharge will apply.

I still have questions after receiving a second opinion

At MCA we pride ourselves on exceptional customer service. If you have any further questions our medical service staff are happy to assist.

What do I receive by my assigned second opinion specialist upon review?

You are provided a second opinion report. It contains a detailed summary of your health and medical records. In addition, you receive opinions, recommendations and advice regarding your particular condition.

The Costs

Does Insurance cover my second opinion cost?

It depends on the country. Some do accept the cost on behalf of their premium holders, some do not. Contact your insurance company for clarification about the policy you hold.

Second Opinion Costs

Each case is different and has its unique set of circumstances. Depending on the complexity of the request it may require one, two or even three medical professionals to be involved. Medical second opinions are quoted on a case by case basis.

  • Translation of Reports into a language other than English start from AUD $250.00 + GST
  • Video Consultations with the MCA Medical Management team to discuss and plan your case  before receiving your medical second opinion report: AUD $300.00 + GST

Is prepayment required for this service?

Yes. This process requires that specialists evaluate your case as soon as practicable and as a result costs are incurred that must be covered. You will not only be receiving an expert second medical opinion you will be receiving progressive medical support and advice which commences at registration stage up to and after advice from your specialised Australian doctor.

What documents do I need to submit?

Register with Medical Care Australia by filling out the “Sign Up” form on the top right hand corner of the site. We will contact you within twenty four hours and send you a link to a secure portal linked to our site where you can safely provide and disseminate your medical records related to your initial diagnosis, query and medical history. A questionnaire covering your medical condition/issue and general health will also be provided. We will connect you with an appropriate specialist to provide your medical second opinion. An MCA case expert will be able to provide assistance throughout the process via chat or email.

If there are any documents missing, we will notify you quickly and, if needed, support you in obtaining them.

How do I get documents from my doctor?

Every doctor is obligated to provide patients access to their medical records. Where possible, request both hard and electronic copies. This will make it easier when uploading and handing over documents to MCA.


What medical conditions does MCA cover?

MCA covers most medical conditions. From very complex and serious matters to primary care. Cases seen by MCA include (not limited to): orthopaedics, gynaecology/oncology, cardiology, neurology, radiology, fertility and obstetrics.

How do I submit my medical records?

After logging into and completing the questionnaire, upload your documents (doctors notes, x-rays, CT scans etc.) through our easy to use document management system. Alternatively, send us all your documentation via email and our case management team will take the submission to the relevant specialists. In this case, email

You can also send all your documentation to us via post, to the following address:

Medical Care Australia
217 Gouger Street, Adelaide

South Australia 5000

Note that all documents, images and reports that you provide to us in postal form will be sent back to you after completion of the second opinion.

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