A consultation is a one on one appointment with a specialist Gastroenterologist and is required unless your GP has referred you directly for an endoscopy procedure.
During a typical consultation your specialist will take a thorough history of your illness, may perform a physical examination, and will review your medical history and any previous investigations to formulate a specific management plan.
Your specialist may recommend further investigations, directly initiate treatment or involve other health professionals such as a dietitian, psychologist or other specialist.
How long will it take to get an appointment?
New and urgent appointments are generally available within 1-2 weeks. Appointments can be organized by phone call or by completing an email request by clicking on the ‘Make an Appointment’ or ‘Contact Us’ tabs.
Do I need a referral from my GP?
Yes, all appointments to see a specialist require a referral from your GP.
What should I bring to my first appointment?
It is recommended you bring:
- results of any previous investigations
- a list of your current medications
- medicare card (and health insurance details if applicable)
How much does an appointment cost?
The cost of a consultation with a specialist is dependent upon several factors including whether it is a new or follow-up appointment, the length of the appointment and whether you have a health care or pension card.
Medicare pays the majority of the consultation fee with a small out of pocket cost required on the day of your appointment . All enquiries are welcome and our receptionists are available to discuss your specific circumstances.