Mr Michael Knight: Spinal Surgeon



1. Specialist Appointments require a Referral from your GP.

.....Why?
................Your GP is the centre of your medical care. Your GP coordinates and directs specialist to provide the best care for you.
................Without your GP you might go to a specialist unnecessarily or search around for a specialist wasting time and money.
................Specialists focus on small parts of medicine and surgery, without looking at the bigger picture.
................Without a referral you cannot access Medicare. Therefore you would have to pay the full cost of the consultation.


2. Send, Fax or Email your referral to our Office.

3. Michael Knight will read the referral and triage the appointment.

....Triage: Is to identify the true emergency cases and address these immediately. Everyone else is seen in order.

4. We will send you an appointment offer, and documents you will need complete before attending

.....Why?

...............To ensure we have all the information Mr Knight requires and to maximise the value of your consultation.
...............To ensure you understand where to come, what to bring and what it will cost.

5. We will text or SMS you, or try to ring you the day prior to your appointment, to confirm you are coming.


IMPORTANT:
Your appointment will be cancelled if you do not complete and return the paperwork we send you.
Your appointment will be cancelled if you do not confirm your attendance the day prior.
You will be charged a fee if you confirm and do not attend.
Please wear appropriate clothing:
.............For women: Close fitting stretchy clothing (leggings and running top).
.............For men: Loose shorts, and a tee-shirt.

BRING ALL THE IMAGING: XRAYS, CDs or other PICTURES.

WRITTEN REPORTS ARE NOT XRAYS, THEY DO NOT PROVIDE ENOUGH DETAIL.


Fees:
All patients are charged the same fee.

Current fees:
New Patient ..30 minutes, including GP letter.....$200.
Review ..........15 minutes, including GP letter.....$100.


Uninsured Patients:
All patients will be seen. However patients without private health insurance can be placed on the waiting list at
Dandenong Public Hospital

If you are unable to afford the consultation, Mr Michael Knight works at Dandenong Orthopaedic Spinal Clinic, and referrals can be made
directly there.