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Your First Appointment

How to organise an appointment?

In order for us to assess your condition and recommend treatment, you will need to obtain a referral from your General Practitioner (GP) or the doctor at the emergency department if applicable. This is an essential step and required by law before we are able to review you.

I have a referral – what's the next step?

When you book an appointment with Professor Munjed Al Muderis, our clinic staff will gather all available medical information relevant to your condition and store it in a file with a unique identifier. In certain instances, communication may occur between the referring doctor and us before seeing you in our clinic. All your data is handled confidentially throughout this process.

What happens during my appointment?

During your visit, Prof. Munjed will discuss your medical history and carry out any examinations, tests or scans needed for evaluation purposes.

Afterwards, we will offer guidance regarding the most appropriate treatment course for you. It’s customary for us to provide feedback directly via dictation to your local GP and/or other referring doctors while you’re present, to ensure nothing gets lost in translation and you can take the time to ask questions if necessary.

Patient Support

Other team members

Professor Al Muderis is deeply committed to the principles of education and mentorship in the field of medicine.

In line with this commitment, you may occasionally find registrars, junior doctors, fellows, or other medical professionals present during your appointments.

These individuals are an integral part of our ongoing training and learning process.

Please rest assured that your care and privacy remain paramount, and their involvement is always under his direct supervision.

What happens after my appointment?

After your appointment, we will communicate with your GP/ healthcare provider to consider the best approach for your case. Should surgery be needed, the adequate hospital and anaesthetist will be chosen to provide optimum care for you. If surgery is decided as the best course of action, you will be asked to make a second appointment at the clinic for us to address any additional queries and go over the procedure in greater detail. You’ll also have to sign consent forms during this time.

Why do you need my medical history?

Prior to undergoing surgery, we need to collect information regarding your medical history. To make it easier for you, it may be beneficial to prepare all relevant documentation beforehand; minimising stress and expediting the whole process.

What information should I prepare?

  • The contact details of your designated family member or friend who will be the primary contact to receive information from us.
  • A list of all the doctors you’re currently seeing and the reasons for seeing them. Please provide names, addresses and phone numbers.
  • A list of previous medical conditions and all previous operations, also including those that are not bone-and-joint-related operations.
  • A list of all the medications you currently take on a regular basis. You will need the name of the medication, the dosage and the frequency (daily, twice a day, etc.) If you are unsure of the exact details, they can be found on the prescription bottle or packet. Don’t forget to include vitamin and mineral supplements or other over-the-counter medications you take regularly. You may be advised to stop taking certain medications or supplements a week or two before your surgery.
  • A list of any allergies or adverse reactions you’ve had to drugs or anaesthesia in the past. Please provide the name of the drug, the reason for taking it and a description of the reaction and when this occurred.
  • Details of any dietary requirements you have.
  • Any pre-existing health problems you have, such as diabetes, asthma and heart conditions.
  • The details of your private health insurance, including the name of the provider, the plan or group number and contact information. Be sure to bring these details to the clinic and hospital with you.

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

When you come for your appointment please remember to bring the following:

  • A referral from your GP
  • Your insurance information
  • Copies of previous operation records, medical records, x-rays, MRIs, CT scans
  • If you have seen a physiotherapist please bring a progress letter from the therapist
  • If you have had surgery elsewhere please bring a copy of your operation report and discharge summary

How long does the appointment take?

Appointment times vary according to the type and complexity of your condition. The first visit will usually take longer than follow-up visits. We value your time so we make every effort to be punctual. However, sometimes we may have to deal with trauma emergencies that cause scheduling delays beyond our control. We apologise in advance if we keep you waiting.

What happens during my appointment?

Professor Munjed Al Muderis will ask you a series of questions about your condition as well as your general health, activities and lifestyle. You will need to bring any and all your previous investigations such as x-rays and scans and Professor Al Muderis will review these. He may refer you for further diagnostic tests. Once you return with the test results, Professor Munjed will discuss the diagnosis and the appropriate treatment with you. He will explain the details the specific procedures you might need as well as the risks and alternative treatment options.

Contact Us

For further inquiries or to arrange a consultation, please contact Professor Al Muderis’ office at +61 2 88829011 or book an appointment online.