A: Standard appointments are 15 minutes. New patients are recommended to have a double i.e. 30 minute initial appointment. I also recommend that a double appointment is booked for mental health, complex problems, or if you have more than one issue.
Q: How do I get my notes transferred to your clinic?
A: Please ask Reception for a Transfer of Record Form which they can fax to your previous clinic with your signed consent. For your information, clinics are only legally obliged to hold onto patients' records until the patient is 25, or a maximum of seven years after last contact (whichever is longer), after which the notes may be destroyed. It's a good idea to specify what you'd like transferring as sometimes a clinic might send a single page without results or specialist letters for example.
Q: What is My Health Record?
A: The Australian Government is encouraging all patients to use My Health Record, an online summary of your health information. Initially there was an opt-out period but from 1st February 2019 everyone else would be seen as opt-ins. There is more information on the above link as well as many discussions in the media about the pros and cons.
Q: Can you recommend any good health websites?
A: Check out this page for ideas. Let me know if you think a website deserves to be added.
Q: What are you up to when you're not at work?
A: You may find me walking or e-scootering in Beaumaris, Otherwise, I am most likely indoors at my laptop, writing fiction (feel free to check out https://www.alicelambooks.com for free short stories and links to books) or practising the electronic drums!
Q: I have some ideas for your website. Are you interested in comments?
A: Absolutely. This site is constantly evolving! I am very interested in what visitors think, and welcome your input via the Contact me page.