Tom is a Clinical Haematologist, living and practising in central-west and western New South Wales.
He grew up in Sydney, initially completing a Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) at the University of Sydney, majoring in Latin with minor studies in Ancient Greek and Classical Literature. He completed his MBBS at the ANU Medical School in 2011.
Medical training was completed at Orange Base Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital, Wollongong Hospital, Canberra Hospital and Nepean Hospital. He received his Fellowship (FRACP) in Clinical Haematology in early 2023.
He is married with two young sons. He enjoys gardening with native Australian plants, trail running and bush walking.
Telopea speciosissima (New South Wales waratah)
Dr Gleeson is a member of the following associations and professional bodies:
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Haematology Society of Australia & New Zealand (HSANZ)
Thrombosis & Haemostasis Society of Australia & New Zealand (THANZ)
Haematology in Obstetrics & Women’s Health Collaborative
Council of Rural Doctors - Australian Medical Association
Thelymitra ixioides, growing in the Mullion Ranges, Orange NSW
Dr Gleeson has a special interest in multiple myeloma, as well as myeloproliferative neoplasms and provides an obstetric haematology service to women at Dubbo Base Hospital.
In his public clinics, Dr Gleeson accepts referrals for all haematologic conditions except inherited bleeding conditions (e.g. haemophilia) and does not see patients under sixteen years of age who instead can be discussed with the on-call haematologist at Westmead Children’s Hospital in Sydney.
Some conditions, eg high-grade haematologic malignancies or certain bleeding disorders, are best treated in larger hospitals with access to multidisciplinary teams.
Dr Gleeson has an appointment as a Clinical Haematologist at Dubbo Base Hospital and Mudgee Hospital. In addition, he provides remote outreach clinics & telehealth consultations to many of the small rural towns across the district. These are his public clinics through which Medicare-eligible patients are seen with no out-of-pocket fees.
Dubbo Base Hospital (MON-WED)
Mudgee Hospital (fornightly TUES)
Remote outreach clinics:
Walgett Hospital, Bourke District Hospital, Cobar District Hospital (one THURS per month on a roatating schedule)
Dr Gleeson will begin offering private haematology consultations in Orange on fortnightly Fridays from 17th November 2023. He will be seeing patients at 93 Byng Street, the rooms of Neurologists Prof Simon Hawke, Dr Emma Blackwood, Prof Leo Davies, Dr Ruhaida Daud and Endocrinologist Dr Kannan Reddy.
Particularly welcome are referrals for patients >16 years with:
Caladenia gracilis, growing at 1200m elevation on the slopes of Mount Canobolas, Orange NSW
For many years now, the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) has not kept pace with the cost of providing high quality medical care in the private sector. In fact, the MBS rebates for physician consultations cover less than 40% of the fees recommended as fair and reasonable by the Australian Medical Association. That leaves a “gap fee” or out of pocket cost, which is paid by the patient. There has been little political will from governments of all persuasions to address this issue head on in an honest and meaningful way.
Dr Gleeson’s private fees are set below the AMA recommended fees and include not only the consultation, but additional time spent reviewing investigations, communicating with referring clinicians and planning the next stage of the patient’s care. The fees also contribute towards practice costs such as wages and utilities. Patients are able to have their Medicare rebate processed at the time of payment for the consultation.
Keep in mind the Medicare Safety Net Arrangements, through which an increased rebate is applicable to individuals and families who have met various thresholds with regards to out of pocket fees in a calendar year.
The following are good starting points for those seeking further information about blood cancers: