FAQ’s


Frequently asked questions


COVID-19: is your practice still open?

I am attempting to continue to provide service in these rapidly changing times. My rooms will communicate with you in the days leading up to an appointment to convey the most recent advise. Should things change, we will update the information here.

Do I need a referral to see you?

Please ensure that you have a current referral from your doctor before you see me. otherwise your Medicare rebate will be reduced.

Will I have to wait to get an appointment with you?

New patients can usually be seen within a month.

How much does it cost to visit you?

What I offer you is the most valuable of commodities, time. I cannot afford to do that if I charge the Medicare schedule fee. I believe that my fees are reasonable and most of your hospital treatment will be covered by your health insurance.

I do not bulk bill but for selected cases, such as aged pensioners, I will reduce the fee to the rebate amount.

Please settle your account for surgery visits at the time of the visit. I offer multiple payment options including credit card facilities and EFTPOS.

Please note that private health funds will limit cover for some situations e.g. you will usually need to be a member of a health fund for 12 months before any pregnancy care will be covered.

If you have a problem with payment, please feel free to discuss it with me.

How do I cancel an appointment?

Please phone Margaret on 08 9332 5276 or send her an email at reception@sogi.com.au.

Can I visit you for a pap smear?

You should see your GP for routine pap smears. If you need a colposcopy, please contact my rooms and we can advise you on your options.

What contraception options do you provide?

I can advise you regarding appropriate contraception for your stage of life. I insert Mirenas in the rooms under local anaesthetic.

What contraception options do you provide?

I can advise you regarding appropriate contraception for your stage of life. I insert Mirenas in the rooms under local anaesthetic.