We are always excited about welcoming new patients. Please take a few minutes to read the following information to make your first visit as smooth as possible. You are most welcome to bring your children. We have toys and a play area.
Your First Visit
You’ll be warmly greeted on arrival. Please arrive a few minutes early to fill out the new patient forms. Alternatively, you can fill them online or download the forms and fill them in at home prior to your first visit.
Our Waiting Times
We value your time and make every effort to keep our waiting times brief. As the first consultation is quite comprehensive, please allow approximately 30 minutes. Dr Tilak Weerasiri will listen to all your concerns and answer any questions you have.
What to Bring for Your First Consultation
Please bring a current GP referral to your first appointment and a midstream urine sample. If you’re unsure about this, please call the rooms on 1300 804 884.
Some Questions You May Be Asked
You will be asked about your:
Family history,including medical conditions that run in your family, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, hearing impairment and vision impairment
Lifestyle,including diet and exercise, stress, smoking, alcohol intake and use of recreational drugs
Obstetric and gynaecological history,including menstrual history, sexually transmitted diseases, previous pregnancies and contraceptive use
A physical examination will consist of your heart, lungs, abdomen, blood pressure and weight check. If needed, you will receive a lab test. Lab tests consist of tests for:
- Complete Blood Count (CBC)
- TPHA (Treponema Pallidum Haemagglutination)
An in-house ultrasound and midstream urine test will also be performed if your pregnancy is less than 14 weeks. You will be asked to continue with your prenatal vitamins and folic acid.
We will also talk about your menstrual cycle, whether it’s too heavy or if you want to know the best time to try to get pregnant. We may also do a Pap smear as needed. You may also need to be aware of being exposed to leads, solvents, cat feces and X-rays.
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