Information for Referrers
Flinders Fertility has been serving the South Australian community for almost forty years.
In that time, we've not only helped thousands of patients achieve their dream of having a family, but we have also given back to our community in a number of ways, including helping to train and educate many South Australian doctors and specialists.
Since relocating to Glenelg in 2019, we now have the advantage of offering all services within a single purpose-built facility, which gives us far more control of our environment and results. We offer competitive success rates, a transparent fee structure and we receive excellent patient feedback. You can see our current success rates here.
What information is needed on a referral?
The following information is helpful for us:
- Relevant medical information including BMI or height and weight*
- Current medications
- Any known allergies
- Results of previous investigations or copies of correspondence from previous assessments of infertility, if any
- Up to date CST result
- Partner’s name and date of birth, if applicable
You can download our Referral Letter Template below, which is in .rtf format and can easily be uploaded to most practice management software, such as Medical Director and Genie.
*Due to Glenelg Day Surgery suite requirements, we are unable to perform procedures on patients with a BMI over 40 or who weight more than 100kg, and we recommend a referral to clinics that operate at Ashford Hospital or St Andrews Hospital.
Which fertility services does Flinders Fertility provide?
We offer most of the common fertility treatments including cycle tracking, ovulation induction, IUI, IVF, ICSI, donor sperm, PGT-A, fertility preservation (transgender, cancer patients, professionals seeking to postpone conception, etc.). We also offer specialised services such as Life Whisperer for embryo selection (AI technology), gynaecological fertility surgery, recurrent implantation failure and recurrent miscarriage clinics as well as preconception care.
Which fertility services are not provided by Flinders Fertility?
We do not offer sterilisation reversal surgery, surrogacy, or advanced genetic testing of embryos for patients with known genetic disorders (PGT-M).
Flinders Fertility Doctors
Dr Enzo Lombardi
BMBS, DipRACOG, EUCOGE, FRANZCOG
Dr Enzo Lombardi is the Flinders Fertility Medical Director and a very experienced Gynaecologist who has been working in the field of infertility since 1993.
After graduating from the Flinders University School of Medicine in 1981, Dr Lombardi commenced his specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology in Adelaide and completed his training in London (Lewisham and Guy’s Hospitals).
Dr Lombardi has been actively involved in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Dr Lombardi has been an examiner for the specialist obstetrics and gynaecology examination of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) since 2005. He is the current joint coordinator of the FRANZCOG Specialist Structural Oral Examination.
Since ceasing his private practice in 2018, Dr Lombardi has been solely dedicated to his role as the Flinders Fertility Medical Director.
Dr Neerja Kamal
MBBS(Hons), MD, FRANZCOG, MRepM
Dr Neerja Kamal is the Flinders Fertility Clinical Director and a surgical gynaecologist, operating at both Flinders Medical Centre and Ashford Hospital. She is also a Senior Lecturer with the College of Medicine and Public Health at Flinders University. Neerja is passionate about pregnancy outcomes and has introduced various quality control measures to optimise success rates at Flinders Fertility.
Dr Kamal has a special interest in minimally invasive fertility surgery, male infertility, recurrent miscarriage, endometriosis and fertility preservation. After graduating with a gold medal with distinction in various subjects from India and completing her Reproductive Medicine training at Flinders Medical Centre, Neerja obtained her FRANZCOG fellowship in 2010 and achieved a distinction in her Masters of Reproductive Medicine qualification in 2019. Dr Kamal is a member of AGES, the Fertility society of Australia, ESHRE, ASRM, AMA and ASUM and is currently involved in a research project in conjunction with Flinders University, which aims to explore the relationship between the paternal stress exposure and reproductive outcomes.
Dr Kamal believes that lifestyle has a major impact on fertility and her goal is not only to help patients achieve a healthy pregnancy but to study the long-term health outcomes for children born through IVF. Neerja takes a holistic approach to health and loves yoga.
Dr Tarsha Basheer
Dr Tarsha Basheer is a specialist surgical gynaecologist and has a special interest in laparoscopic investigation of infertility, treatment of endometriosis and adhesions, and endoscopic surgery including removal of fibroids and septum excision.
Tarsha graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1990 and completed her specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Adelaide, Oxford and Nottingham. She became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2001 and was the first Laparoscopic Fellow at Flinders Medical Centre as well as the first gynaecologist trained in laparoscopic (key-hole surgery) in South Australia.
Dr Basheer is a member of the Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy Society, the Australian Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, the Australian and New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society, the Australasian Menopause Society, the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine and the Australian Medical Association.
Dr Rob Jones
MBBS, BMedSci, FRCOG, FRANZCOG
Dr Robert Jones is a Fertility Specialist and a specialist Gynaecologist with a private practice at Flinders Private Hospital. Robert graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1980 and completed specialist training in Hobart, the United Kingdom, and in Adelaide.
Dr Jones became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1990 and a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2003. Robert was a lecturer in Reproductive Medicine at Flinders University from 1990 to 1992 where his major focus was on IVF Treatment.
Dr Linda Roach
BMBS, DRANZCOG, FRANZCOG, MRMed
Dr Linda Roach is a committed Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, who joined Flinders Fertility in 2010. Linda has a special interest in donor conception, preconception counselling, and optimizing health and wellbeing for a healthy pregnancy and baby.
Dr Roach completed her medical degree at the Flinders University of SA in 1997 but moved to NSW as a resident doctor. Linda underwent Obstetrics and Gynaecology training with the Hunter New England Health Service, working in varied hospital placements including Newcastle, Maitland, Gosford, and Belmont, and returned to her hometown Adelaide in 2009. Dr Roach is also a Senior Consultant Obstetrician at Flinders Medical Centre, a role that provides her with a sound understanding of high-risk pregnancy-related issues and obstetric care.
Wanting to further her fertility skills and knowledge, Dr Roach also completed a postgraduate Masters of Reproductive Medicine, at the University of NSW, in 2015. Linda is experienced in managing all aspects of infertility and strives to offer patients excellent, personalized, and comprehensive care.
Dr Kirsten Missen
BA, BEd (Counselling), MD, FRACGP, DRANZCOG
Dr Missen completed her medical training at Flinders University in 2013 and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Prior to attending medical school she qualified as a psychologist, working as a counsellor for Relationships Australia and in Community Mental Health for Mind Australia in Victoria.
After qualifying with her medical degree, Dr Missen worked as a GP across several practices in SA and developed an interest in women’s health, antenatal care, and obstetrics. She completed a Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and became accredited to offer GP Obstetric Shared Care in SA in 2016.
Dr Missen takes a holistic approach to health and works well with patients that are seeking natural approaches to fertility. Her background in psychology and fertility, and her natural empathy make her very well suited to most patients.
Dr Missen is a strong supporter of rainbow and same sex families.
Dr Catherine Videon
MBBS, DCH, FRACGP
Dr Catherine Videon has been practicing in the field of reproductive medicine since 2008. She has worked in various hospitals, general practices, and in family planning clinics in Adelaide and rural South Australia and has experience in ovulation induction (OI), intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilisation (IVF), and third-party reproduction.
Catherine completed her medical degree in 1992 at Adelaide University and gained further experience in Sydney and in Bristol, UK. Dr Videon is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and also has a Diploma in Child Health and a Certificate in Family Planning. During this time, she developed an interest in women's health, obstetrics, family planning, and paediatrics.
Dr Videon is available for consultations and the fertility assessment of individuals and couples and enjoys managing all aspects of a patient’s wellbeing.
Dr Ginette Kremmidiotis
BMBS, FRACGP, DRANZCOG
Dr. Kremmidiotis graduated from the Flinders University School of Medicine in 1991 and completed her surgical residencies at Flinders Medical Centre and the Repat. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and completed a Diploma in Obstetrics in 1995. Since then she has worked as a GP Practitioner in obstetrics, and as a visiting medical officer and surgical assistant at several hospitals including Flinders Private, Ashford, McLaren Vale and Districts War Memorial, and the Glenelg Community Hospital.
Outside of clinical and surgical work, Dr. Kremmidiotis is a member of the Medical Advisory Committee of McLaren Vale and Districts War Memorial Hospital and has served on the Board since 2020.
Dr. Kremmidiotis is known for her friendly manner and excellent communication skills. She has a strong understanding of women’s health issues and can provide advice on surgical options as well as standard fertility treatment.