Apart from your medicare and insurance information;
Your medical file is handled with the utmost respect for your privacy. Our staff are bound by strict confidentiality requirements as a condition of employment regarding your medical records. Ordinarily we will not release the contents of your medical file without your consent.
Yes, most medical specialists will accept only referred patients. This is partly to try to ensure that the specialist you are seeing is appropriate for you and your condition, and also because Medicare pays rebates for specialist services if you have been referred.
Before seeing any medical specialist, it is always preferable to talk to your own GP, who can discuss your condition with you and advise on whether any specialist care is appropriate. If it is, he or she can help you to choose the specialist best suited to your needs. Your family doctor can help the specialist to care for you better by providing relevant information about your health. Communicating with the specialist will also enable your GP to care for you better during and after your specialist treatment.
Your cardiologist will obtain a history from you and perform a physical examination. You will also have a ECG which gives a lot of information about your heart. He will arrange further investigation and management as required if possible on the same day.
Details of our fees are available at the time when an appointment is made or at the time of the patient visit. We are able to submit online claims for partial Medicare refunds at the time of the consultation if Medicare has been given banking details by the patient.
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