Information for New Patients
What to bring
Referral from GP or other specialist (this is required in order for you to receive a Medicare rebate)
Private health fund membership details, if applicable
Complete and current list of your medications
Any previous tests (blood tests or X-rays/scans) previously performed by another doctor
Previous gastroscopy/colonoscopy reports if you have had them performed elsewhere
What to expect
At consultation, A/Prof Sanagapalli will listen to your description of the problem, ask any further questions about your symptoms and medical history, perform an examination, provide the likely diagnoses, and provide you with the options for management. Sometimes, additional tests may be required, and he will outline arrangements for these to be performed.
The practice has a transparent and considerate billing policy. Patients who provide a valid referral from their GP or other specialist receive a significant proportion of their consultation fees back from Medicare as a rebate. Routine procedures are billed with "No Gap" to the patient - i.e. no out of pocket cost to the patient for practitioner fees.