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
What should I expect during my first visit?
During your initial visit, Dr McGrath 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, Dr McGrath will use an office ultrasound machine during the examination.
Next Dr McGrath 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, Dr McGrath 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.
Dr McGrath will send a detailed letter back to your referring doctor, with copies to any other doctors involved in your care.