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A referral from a GP or Specialist is required for your first consultation. This referral will be valid from the first appointment date with Associate Professor Raniga for 12 months with a GP referral and 3 months from the first appointment for a Specialist referral. If you are a previous patient of Associate Professor Raniga’s and you are coming back for a new injury or re-injury a new referral will be required for that appointment as well.
The clinic staff will call or SMS to confirm your appointment and remind you of any necessary reports that will be required for the day.
Please let us know at least one day prior to your appointment if you need to cancel or reschedule.
We recommend you allow an 45 mins to 1 hour. During your first visit to our clinic please arrive ten minutes prior to your appointment as you will need to complete a patient information form. Our staff will then register you as a patient.
Yes – Parking is available for visitors and patients in the marked bays at the front of the MQ Health Clinic building or in the secure basement car park under the hospital (off Research Park Drive). Parking charges apply.
- Referral– a valid referral from your medical practitioner or specialist.
- Cards– Medicare, Private Health Fund, Pension and Veterans’ Affairs cards.
- Medication list– of all your current medications, vitamins and supplements.
- Test results– including X-rays, CT Scans, MRI Scans and other relevant test results and pathology from the past 6–12 months.
- Discharge summaries or Operation Reports or any other relevant Medical Correspondence related to your condition.
- Comfortable clothing that allows access to the shoulder.
Please ensure that underclothing is worn to allow the shoulder to be examined with the outer garments removed. At times we need to observe your shoulder blades movement during the examination.
The cost of consultations vary. First appointments can be more expensive than follow-ups because they tend to be longer and require a more detailed clinical assesment. If you would like to know the estimated cost of your appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
In most cases, however, there will be a gap between the rebate and the fee. We can lodge your rebate with Medicare on your behalf when you pay for your appointment. Medicare will then credit your nominated bank account.
Most private policies only cover you when you are admitted to hospital and don’t cover specialist consultations. For more information, speak to your health fund directly about what’s covered in your policy.
You will need to pay at the time of your consultation. Don’t forget to bring your Medicare card and valid referral so we can lodge your claim with Medicare.