Dr Hurworth consults from Mount Lawley on alternate Wednesdays:
c/o: (Arthrocare) 19a Guildford Road, Mount Lawley
(Note: Entrance in Park Road: from Walcott Road, take Farnley Road, then right into Park Road)
www.iirrm.org see the link to the following article for an outline of NaProTechnology:
Outcomes From Treatment of Infertility With Natural Procreative Technology in an Irish General Practice
Joseph B. Stanford, MD, MSPH, Tracey A. Parnell, MD and Phil C. Boyle, MB. J Am Board Fam Med September-October 2008 vol. 21 no. 5 375-384
Approximate fee schedule is available on request.
Please note that Dr Hurworth's fees are unfortunately not redeemable by Medicare nor private health insurance. NaProTechnology is not recognised in Australia as a separate discipline as there are only a handful of Australian medical consultants who have undergone specific training through the Pope Paul VI Institute, Omaha, USA.
NaProTechnology fertility assessment and treatment is still less out-of-pocket than artificial reproductive technology (IVF) options. In many countries (USA, New Zealand inclusive) without comprehensive Medicare, fertility treatment is not covered by private health insurance, but privately in entirety.
http://perthivf.com/fees.html for comparison out-of-pocket IVF costs.
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Patients may be eligible to claim a tax offset of 20% of their total out-of-pocket medical expenses provided that the total out-of-pocket costs reaches the threshold of more than $2,060 for 2011-12 financial year. There is no upper limit on the amount you can claim.
The total out-of-pocket medical expenses are the eligible medical costs the patient has paid less any rebates received, or entitled to receive, from Medicare or a private health insurer. Not all medical expenses qualify to be included in the out-of-pocket medical expenses calculation. A complete list of what medical costs qualifies for the tax offset can be obtained from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). To see whether you are eligible to receive the tax offset benefit we recommend you contact the ATO or your accountant.
Reproductive Health And Reproductive Technology - 1998. Revised 2005
2.6 When a personal moral judgement or religious belief prevents doctors from recommending some form of therapy, they should so inform their patients. They should also inform patients that such therapy may be available elsewhere.
Consequently please note: According to the international code of ethics based on Judeo-Christian tradition, medical consultants practising NaProTechnology agree to treat only married couples for infertility. This is considered in the best interests of the child, and his/her right to have a father and mother who are committed to each other. Women's health issues are always addressed, however, fertility treatment is not considered an essential medical issue; having a child is considered a responsibility more than a right.