For your FIRST APPOINTMENT you will need to bring:
Referral to Dr Pincott or Dr Ip
Private Health Insurance details
Department of Veterans’ Affairs or Pension cards (if applicable)
Results / Reports from any relevant Pathology or Radiology investigations
Any relevant correspondence from another treating doctor or specialist
What to expect at your consultation
Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your designated appointment time to finalise any administrative matters.
Dr Pincott generally runs on, or very close to, time.
Please do not ring ahead to see if we are on time.
During Your Appointment
Initial consultations are usually 10-15 minutes in length; follow-up appointments are often only 5-10 minutes. Obviously if your matter is complex, this may be longer.
Your examination will rarely involve any “internal” examination – external visualisation is usually required – but this will be adequate for the diagnosis and management of almost all patients.
Should it be necessary to conduct any internal investigation, this will normally be arranged for a later time, under anaesthetic, and almost always in conjunction with a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy at the same time.
You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to the consultation if you wish.
Whilst it is not mandatory, any patient under 18 years of age should be accompanied by an adult.
Please discuss any concerns you may have with the staff or Dr Pincott or Dr Ip.