Your First Visit
WHAT To BRING
Please bring the following to your appointment if possible:
Your doctors referral
Copies of all relevant scans (XRays, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine scans)
List of all current medications and dosages
Medicare, pension card or DVA card
Any questions you may have for Dr McGrath
Payment is expected at the time of the appointment and can be made by Visa, Mastercard, EFTPOS, cash and cheque. Please refer to the "Fees" page for specific item charges.
What should I expect during my first visit?
During your initial visit, the doctor will listen to your account of your problem, and ask a number of questions. He will perform an examination, and review any test results that you have. For some problems, the doctor will use an office ultrasound machine during the examination.
Next the doctor will explain his opinion and recommendations. In some cases no further investigation or treatment will be required. In other cases further tests may be recommended.
If an operation is needed, the doctor will explain the specific procedure, help you understand what it involves, and explain the risks and benefits. Please feel free to ask as many questions as you like.
The doctor will send a detailed letter back to your referring doctor, with copies to any other doctors involved in your care.