Specialist appointments are usually made many weeks or months in advance. Please ring immediately if you cannot keep your appointment. Late cancellations and failure to attend appointments mean other patients waiting for appointments cannot be offered earlier times. Some of our patients have more complex problems that take longer to deal with than had been anticipated.
We do ask that you arrive on time. If you are running late then many other patients may be inconvenienced during the day. We may not be able to see you if you arrive after your scheduled appointment time. New patients please arrive a few minutes before your scheduled appointment. You may wish to phone ahead to ensure the surgery is keeping to that day’s schedule.
The doctor will discuss your condition and may perform an examination. For patients with bowel or anal symptoms this may involve a rectal examination. No preparation is required.
You will be required to pay for your consultation on the day. Initial consultations are charged at $200 and subsequent consultations are $100. Aged pensioners may receive a reduction in fees on a discretionary basis.