Arranging an appointment
To organise an appointment with Dr Hope please contact our rooms on (07) 3834 6590
Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 5.00pm.
If yourself or your GP would like to fax or e-mail your referral prior to appointment this would be appreciated.
Fax: (07) 3834 6260
or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your consultation time to complete any paperwork required. Alternatively you can print off a patient information sheet and bring it along with you on the day. (download PDF here)
Please make sure that you bring along all scans, including x-rays, ultrasound’s MRI’s, nerve studies or any relevant tests you have had performed with regards to your condition.
We will also require your Medicare & Health Fund information.
If you are making a compensation claim, please ensure that you bring along your claim number and contact details of your case manager. If we do not have this information you will be responsible for your account on the day.
Payment of your consultation fee is payable on the day.
Payment methods: Eftpos, Credit Card, Cash, Cheque. (please note we do not accept American Express).
A confirmation SMS will be forwarded to your phone if you have advised us of your mobile phone number. If not we will contact you to confirm your appointment.
Cancellation of appointments. If you are cancelling an appointment please advise the office 48 hour prior to your appointment. If we are not contacted or have not been able to contact you to confirm an appointment, there may be a non-attendance fee charged.
During your consultation with Dr Hope, he will discuss the options of treatment for the best outcome of your injury or condition. If surgery is required a date can be arrange and an estimate of fee will be provided. Our estimates are an approximate costing of the procedure to be performed and may change due to medical decisions made at the time of surgery. If this is the case, there may be a difference in fee and also rebates from Medicare and your Hospital Fund.
Once a date has been confirmed you will be advised of the admission process for the hospital you are attending.
Surgery times and fasting details are usually given the day prior to your surgery.
The Decision to have surgery
The decision to have surgery should be made only after full discussion with Dr Hope. The decision to have surgery is yours. Make the decision when you are satisfied with the information you have received and believe you are well informed. Your surgeon will be please to discuss the benefits, risks and limitations of surgery. Your surgeon cannot guarantee that the surgery will meet all your expectations. Not every case of shoulder instability will require surgery. We encourage you to seek the opinion of another surgeon if you are uncertain about your surgeon’s advice.