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How to Find a Specialist Doctor Quickly – INAS Cuts 6 Month Waiting Period to 10 Days


VICTORIA, Australia August 2014 – It can only be described as any parent’s worst nightmare: being told there will be a six month waiting period before a specialist doctor can assess the allergic reaction that almost took the life of their child.

This is exactly what happened to Epping resident Melissa Flentjar, who panicked when her four year old daughter Amelia suddenly suffered a severe anaphylaxis attack. The fear only increased when the Melbourne mum was told the waiting period to see an allergist who could determine what triggered the allergic reaction would be six months.

“After leaving the hospital, we had no idea what had caused the reaction, and no idea what we needed to do to protect our four year old so that this would never happened again,” says Epping mum Melissa Flentjar. “It was a mother’s worst nightmare, not knowing how I could protect my child from a potentially deadly experience. We didn’t know what the substance was or if it could potentially kill our child; so for us, 6 months was an impossibly long time to wait for answers.”

After her own frustrating efforts to find an allergist to help her daughter Amelia, Melissa Flentjar appealed to her local community on a social media network. An I Need a Specialist (INAS) staff member answered Melissa’s plea and volunteered to help.

Melissa Flentjar says, “I couldn’t believe how quickly they organised the appointment for us. They had the appointment booked and Amelia got the help she needed within 10 days – 10 days compared to 6 months! What parent wouldn’t be happy with that? There is no doubt in my mind that they helped save my daughter’s life.”

INAS founder and CEO Darren Lemin says, “The truth is, patients don’t have to wait to get help, but they often don’t know where else to go, and think that they need to follow the referral they have been given by their GP. Parents just like Melissa are able to ease their minds and get their children the help they need by accessing specialist doctors immediately through our innovative portal – a place where patients can link directly with specialist doctors who are ready, willing and more than able to provide excellent quality healthcare in the shortest time frame possible.”

I Need a Specialist (INAS) helps patients find a specialist doctor fast by connecting them with Australia’s leading expert medical professionals. INAS offers patients a free medical service that allows them to request an appointment with specialist doctors of their choice at any time - day and night - quickly and easily.

INAS was born from a need to connect patients with specialist doctors, to help patients find Australia’s leading healthcare specialists quickly and easily, and to assist medical specialists to connect with new patients, grow their business and increase their online marketing presence.

Discover how INAS can provide real medical choices and help find a specialist doctor quickly and easily at .


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