A rheumatologist bends their knuckles during a demonstration

Our Perth rheumatologist is here to help

At Brecken Health Mandurah, our Perth rheumatologist is available to work with you to help you alleviate your pain, improve your joint function, manage any inflammation, and enhance your overall wellbeing—for the long term.

Book an appointment with our Perth rheumatologist

At Brecken Health Mandurah, our goal is to give you peace of mind that you’re receiving the care you need.

Our rheumatologist requests that all new patients book their initial appointments at his Nedlands rooms by phoning 9200 6242, a referral is required from your GP.

Ongoing and subsequent appointments can be booked here at Brecken Health Mandurah, please make sure you have a current referral. Our friendly team can help organise your appointment and provide information regarding the rheumatology service fees.

With the right diagnosis and a tailored treatment plan, our rheumatologist can support you in providing ongoing management of your condition, and help you improve your quality of life.

Are rheumatologist services covered by Medicare?

Your cost to see our Perth rheumatologist may be partially covered by Medicare, when referred by a GP or Specialist. You will be required to pay the full cost of the service on completion of your consultation, the Medicare rebate can then be claimed and deposited into your account.

Contact our team for further information.

What does a rheumatologist treat?

A rheumatologist focusses on the investigation and treatment of a range of different joint, bone, muscle, connective tissue, and autoimmune conditions, including:

  • Arthritis, inflammatory arthritis, and osteoarthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Lupus
  • Myositis
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Vasculitis

When should I see a Perth rheumatologist?

Persistent unexplained joint pain, muscle pain, stiffness, or inflammation may mean that you need to see a rheumatologist.

You should ask your GP for a referral to see a Perth rheumatologist if:

  • Your joints are painful, stiff, and swollen
  • You have any form of muscle pain (myalgia)
  • You experience inflammatory arthritis, like rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis
  • You suffer from an autoimmune connective diseases, such as lupus or scleroderma
  • You have symptoms that get better with treatment, but come back again when you stop taking medication
  • Your symptoms don’t respond to medication, or get worse over time
  • Unexpected complications develop, like a rash or fatigue
  • You receive any unusual test results that need specialist attention

Our Team

Dr Tafere Berhane
Dr Tafere Berhane
MD MMed FRACP (Rheumatologist) Taf graduated from the Medical faculty of Addis Ababa University, in 1987. He worked in t...
Dr Tafere Berhane