You will need to bring the following to your first appointment:
- Your referral
- Any recent blood test results
- All medications you are currently taking
- X-ray reports
- List of known drug allergies and symptoms experienced
- Your Medicare card
- If applicable, details of your Private Health Insurance
Yes. You do need a referral from either your GP or a specialist.
If you do not have a referral you will not be able to claim on medicare.
Note that you will need a new referral from your GP every 12 months, or a new referral from your specialist every 3 months.
You will be discharged from hospital the morning following an angiogram or stent procedure.
You are not permitted to drive for at least 3 days.
No heavy lifting for at least 1 week.
You will have a review appointment 4-6 weeks following the procedure.
As a new patient, allow 30 minutes for the first visit.
Allow 15 minutes for general consultations and review consultations.
Your tests will be forwarded to your family doctor for you to discuss with them, if you need to speak to Dr Proimos you will need another appointment. If Dr Proimos feels the test is abnormal he will contact you.
Yes we do see public patients. They will need to pay a fee above Medicare rebate to cover room costs. Any procedure that is necessary will be arranged either at Austin or Box Hill Hospital.
Your medical file is handled with the utmost respect to your privacy. Our staff are bound by strict confidentiality requirements as a condition of employment regarding your medical records. Ordinarily we will not release the content of your medical file without your consent.
Dr Proimos Will interview and examine you. Then a plan will be made for tests and treatment. This will be 30 minutes. There will be ample time for you to ask questions.
Please note that this practice does not Bulk Bill. All patients will receive an account following consultation with Dr Proimos that must be paid prior to leaving the rooms.
Dr Proimos is happy to give scripts during consultation.
After review, between visits the Scripts really should be managed by you family doctor.