Yes, you will need a referral from your GP – this is partly to ensure you receive a Medicare rebate for specialist services, and also so that an accurate medical history is provided by your GP.
What fees are involved in consultation?
Our fees will be explained to you at the time of booking your appointment. The fee involves a Medicare rebate (payable by the government), as well as extra out-of-pocket expense.
What do I need to bring to the appointment?
A referral letter from your GP
A list of all medications that you are currently taking
A list of any known drug allergies
The results of any blood tests, x-rays, or previous procedures that are relevant to your current problem
Your Medicare card and insurance information if you have them.
What is a gastroenterologist?
A gastroenterologist is a qualified doctor who has specialised in the field of gastroenterology - in Australia, this requires at least three further specialty-training years after completing physician training. A gastroenterologist is generally the best specialist to look after all issues related to your digestive tract including endoscopic procedures.