Prof Owler consults at two locations - Norwest Q Central in Bella Vista and at the SAN Clinic in Wahroonga.
New patients must have a current referral from either their general practitioner or specialist. GP referrals are generally valid for 12 months and specialist referrals are valid for 3 months. A referral is necessary to claim a rebate from Medicare.
For patients under Worker’s Compensation schemes a referral is still necessary. In addition, approval for the consultation will need to be arranged with the insurer prior to the appointment.
It is important to us that you receive an appointment in a timely manner depending on your condition and urgency.
We therefore ask that when your doctor refers you to Prof Owler that a referral is faxed or emailed to our office along with any imaging or scan reports that may have been requested by your GP.
Fax: (02) 9836 1532
This allows us to identify any issues that may need to be addressed urgently and give you an appointment in the appropriate timeframe.
If further testing or scanning is required prior to your first appointment, this will be organised by our nurse or administration staff, so that when you attend at the rooms Professor Owler has all the information he requires for your treatment.
For urgent appointments, your doctor may contact Prof Owler directly. Urgent referrals such as newly diagnosed brain tumours will usually be seen within 24-48 hours under special arrangements.
Patients must bring all relevant X-rays, CT scans or MRI scans to the appointment for Professor Owler to review. If these have been performed at the hospital, then you should arrange to pick them up prior to the consultation so that you can bring them with you.
To make an appointment please call Kim, Caryn, Serena or Kerry on (02) 9672 6011 and they will assist with the above instructions.