Dr Peter Prichard
Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist
I consult privately in my rooms at The Epworth Centre, Richmond and also provide an inpatient service for acute and chronic gastrointestinal and liver related diseases at The Epworth Hospital, Richmond. I aim to offer personal quality medical services in order to meet my patients’ needs. I’m highly committed to giving high standard care to the Melbourne and Victorian communities.
Direct Access Endoscopy
Direct Access Endoscopy (DAE) (also known as Open Access Endoscopy) is a pathway for suitable adult patients to proceed directly to either a diagnostic colonoscopy or gastroscopy with Dr Prichard at Epworth Hospital, Richmond.
DAE reduces waiting time for patients who do not require a specialist appointment prior to the procedure.
Suitable patients are
Under 75 year old
Weigh <120 kg
Not on anticoagulation/antiplatelet therapy (except aspirin)
No prior conditions of anaesthetic/procedural risk
No major medical comorbidities
Medicare eligible with private insurance or self-insured
An Appointment Request must be accompanied by a referral from a
Medical Practitioner which can be forwarded by fax, email attachment or post
Enquiries can be by contacting my rooms by mail, phone, fax or email; or submitting the form opposite. All information will be treated confidentially.
Epworth Centre Gastroenterology
Suite 7.6, 32 Erin St
Phone: (03) 9421 3430
Fax: (03) 9421 3435
Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 5pm
Sat - Sun: Closed
Public Holidays: Closed
Dr Prichard can be contacted out of hours via the Epworth Hospital switchboard on (03) 9426 6666.