What should I expect during my first visit?
During your initial visit, Dr Watson will explain the specific procedure you want, help you visualise your results and go over the risks.
What you need to bring on your first visit
- Medicare or Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) card.
- Referral letter from your GP, family physician or other doctor.
- Have your insurance information.
- Copies of operation records, medical records, x-rays, MRIs, CT scans and so on from prior doctor visits.
- If you have had surgery elsewhere, please bring a copy of your operation report.
- Make sure your patient registration form has been submitted.
Very often during the course of your evaluation or treatment for your condition your doctor will require blood test, x-rays, CT or MRI to determine the cause of a problem or to evaluate your progress. If not all the relevant information is available at the time of your appointment this may cause a delay in your treatment. In addition, it may be necessary to repeat a study to complete your evaluation.
To Cancel an Appointment
Telephone the office during business hours. Please cancel at least 1 day ahead so that your appointment time can be allocated to another patient who is seeking treatment.
Your time is valuable, and we make every effort to run on time. As you can imagine, emergencies occur that cause scheduling delays beyond our control. We apologize in advance if we keep you waiting.
Although complications are rare, all surgeries, especially those that involve anaesthesia, carry some risks. Dr Watson will outline these for you based on the specific procedure.