I am pleased to be able to continue seeing patients, new and existing, for fertility care during this time. All consultations will be via Skype or Phone. I have been seeing country patients via Skype for many years and I know this works well. By doing this we can ensure minimal impact and efficiently return to full fertility care for you when the situation allows.
I have consulting rooms in Glebe and the CBD and treat patients at Genea facilities in the Sydney CBD. Surgery is conducted at Strathfield and St Luke's private hospitals and Genea.
Infertility First Appointment via Skype
Your first appointment will take about 45 minutes and will involve a thorough review of your and your partner's situation. I ask that you both attend (can be from different locations).
At the conclusion of your appointment I will mail you relevant investigation forms (blood tests, ultrasounds, semen analysis, genetic screens etc) so that you are ready to undertake these once it is appropriate to do so.
Follow up appointments will be booked and take place either via Skype or face to face depending on the current situation.
What you need for your appointment
Prior to your first appointment please contact my rooms to find out what tests and medical records we will require you to bring along.
Any previous investigations or results might be useful so please bring or foward them to the rooms beforehand.
If you've had no tests, don't worry, that will be organised at your first appointment.
During COVID-19 restrictions, the government is not providing medicare rebates for telehealth consultations except if I bulk-bill. Unfortunately this is unsustainable. However I will reduce my fees by the usual medicare rebate meaning you will be not be out of pocket more than usual. Please note that these consultations will not contribute to your medicare safety net.
For full details of how this applies to your situation please call the rooms.
Skype consultations for regional patients will continue as previously due to a different medicare arrangement.
Vasectomy Reversal Consultations
In the majority of cases I will be able to conduct assessment over the phone prior to surgery avoiding the need to attend my rooms. In more complex cases or if you wish an appointment for a face to face meeting will be made.