What is it?

Psychiatrists who consult at Neurocentrix are medical doctors who specialise in mental health. They are highly trained in diagnosing and treating people with mental illness. Psychiatrists can be of assistance for mental health conditions that are complex or difficult to diagnose, require medication, or that aren’t responding to standard treatment through your GP or psychologist. Psychiatrists who consult at Neurocentrix specialise in many areas, and we have a range of psychiatrists who can be of assistance depending on the referral request.

How much does it cost?

If you see a psychiatrist for a private appointment, you may have to pay a fee. This is sometimes called a gap fee or out-of-pocket cost. Psychiatrists, like other medical specialists, set their own fees.

If you are eligible for Medicare and have a valid referral, Medicare will refund part of your fee. You can request a psychiatrist’s fees list by contacting one of our team here

How do I get seen?

Please contact our team here to make an inquiry.

Meet the team

Professor David Barton

Prof David Barton is the founding director of NeuroCentrix. NeuroCentrix provides care across three states focusing on treatment-resistant depression, brain injury and early dementia. We have access to depression and early dementia research trials funding through NHMRC and pharmaceutical company funded research. For treatment-resistant depression we offer TMS and esketamine in three sites: Noble Park, Ballarat and Bowen Hills. David’s subspecialty is in old-age psychiatry, neuropsychiatry (acquired brain injury) and treatment-resistant mood disorders. Prof David Barton has an extensive background in academia with research areas into ketamine, depression and cardiovascular disease funded through NHMRC grants. See David's most recent publication on the efficacy and safety of subcutaneous ketamine for treatment-resistant depression here:

Prof Barton’s other roles include: Director of mental health services at South Eastern Private Hospital

Dr Ronald Gill (Consultant Psychiatrist)

Dr Ronald Gill finished his MBBS in 2007 and then finished in specialist training in Psychiatry. He has also finished advanced training in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (Psycho-somatic medicine) and works as a Neuropsychiatrist and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrist in public and private health services in Melbourne. His areas of interest include neurodegenerative disorders e.g., Huntington’s disease, motor neuron disease, multiple sclerosis, and other similar disorders. He has a special interest in depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, and psychological issues in the setting of chronic and acute medical issues.


  • adjustment disorders
  • anxiety disorder
  • bipolar disorder
  • epilepsy
  • major depressive disorder
  • schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
  • somatoform disorders

Please note: Dr. Gill is unable to accept ADHD and ASD referrals.

A/Prof Krishna Vaddadi (Consultant Psychiatrist)

Associate Professor Krishna Vaddadi is a sessional Consultant Psychiatrist with consulting suites located in Burwood. He has extensive experience in clinical psychiatry, specialising in rehabilitation, consultation psychiatry and neuropsychiatry. Krishna’s collaborative approach to patient care focuses on management plans and long-term outcomes. This means that at times he will work closely with psychologists, GPs and neurologists, as well as consult with family members and caregivers. He is able to assess and treat movement disorders, neurodegenerative conditions and the psychiatric aspects associated with Parkinson’s disease given his holistic treatment style. Dr Vaddadi is currently researching transcultural psychiatry, rehabilitation and Tardive syndrome, with his previously published works focusing on carer stress, tardive dyskinesia and Huntington’s disease. He is providing formal education to medical students and trainees completing their RANZCP at Monash University. Dr Krishna Vaddadi is committed to providing excellence in all patient treatments through holistic and collaborative psychiatric care.

Dr Luke Ainsworth

Dr Luke Ainsworth is a psychiatrist specialising in men’s mental health, with particular interests in mood and anxiety disorders, psychosis, and ADHD. He works closely with Prof Barton and draws from his own experience of illness and recovery to offer the full array of biological treatments, including TMS and esketamine, as well as targeted psychotherapy aiming for insight and practical changes. Luke is also an author published internationally, having written several fiction and non-fiction books under a pseudonym – a pursuit recently curtailed by two delightful young children.