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Acute Internal Medicine

Perspective Medicine's Acute Internal Medicine service provides specialist medical management for patients with illnesses requiring hospitalisation. Our range of specialists and locations ensures streamlined care from pre-admission planning through to post-acute follow-up. 

Referrals are welcome for:

  • planned or emergency hospital admission (as primary physician or for co-management

  • inpatient pain management including post-operative pain 

  • advance care planning, goals of care and clinical ethics consultations

  • polypharmacy and medication de-prescribing after hospitalisation

  • diastolic heart failure and hypertension

  • syncope and orthostatic hypotension

The service is committed to providing same-day review for all emergency admissions and inpatient consultations, admission within three business days for planned admissions, and appointments within one month for non-urgent outpatient reviews. In line with our focus on acute medicine, we do not offer long term outpatient follow-up and will return patients to their usual primary care arrangements within three months.


  • Inpatients: Melbourne Private, Epworth Richmond and Freemasons, Warringal Private, Epworth Eastern

  • Outpatients: Parkville, East Melbourne, Camberwell