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First Visit

What should I bring with me when I come for my first appointment?

Apart from your medicare card

  • Referral letter from your General Practitioner, or referring specialist doctor
  • If applicable, DVA card, Pension Card, Private Health information
  • Copies of results, hard copy of your x-rays, CT scans etc from your referring doctor
  • If you have had surgery elsewhere, a copy of your operation report
  • A list of your medications, allergies and other medical conditions

What should I expect during my first visit?

Prior to seeing Dr Louie-Johnsun you will often be asked to complete a health questionnaire and depending on your problem you may be requested to come with an adequately filled bladder to perform a urinary flow test and a bladder ultrasound scan to assess your lower urinary tract / bladder and voiding function. The flow test is a non-invasive procedure which requires you to empty your bladder into a pot under a funnel. A machine will analyse your flow rate and produce a report Therefore, it is important you arrive on time or early for your appointment. Drinking water is provided to assist you filling your bladder in the office if required.

During your initial visit, after a series of questions and sometimes a physical examination, Dr Louie-Johnsun will explain your condition and the results of any tests you have had performed. If you require a procedure Dr Louie-Johnsun will take the time to ensure that you have all your questions answered and he can arrange second opinions and referral to colleagues if required or requested. Usually this can be achieved in around fifteen to twenty minutes. Dr Louie-Johnsun does get referred complex cancer cases and this cannot always be predicted so we appreciate your patience if there is a delay in your appointment time.