What should I expect during my first visit?
Full and detailed medical history followed by an examination. Tests may be requested following this. By listening to your needs, you will be given various options of treatment. You will also be given some written information about your condition.
What should I bring with me when I come for a scheduled office appointment?
– Medicare card
– Health fund information
– Referral from your General Practitioner
– All relevant ultrasound/CT reports
– All relevant test results which have been requested by your referring doctor
– A list of all medications that you are currently taking
– A list of any known allergies
Are my medical records kept private and confidential?
YES. It is an essential requirement as a condition of employment with my team to deal with your records and information with strict confidentiality. Your records will not be released to any party without your written consent.
What are the fees if I have health insurance?
With all insured patients, I do not charge any gap for delivery or gynaecological procedures. Therefore, there are no out of pocket fees (apart from the excess on your health insurance
policy for a hospital stay). Anaesthetic services (if required) may incur an out of pocket expense depending on the anaesthetist.
What are the Delivery Fees if I am not covered by private health insurance?
Regardless of the mode of your delivery, your insurance Health fund will be billed. You will not incur any out of pocket cost to Dr Hanafy. Please note that hospital stay and other specialists may request a”Gap” payment.
What is “Pregnancy and Management Fee”?
The pregnancy and management fee is a fee charged by all obstetricians for the management of a pregnancy which has progressed passed 28 weeks.
The official item number for this is 16590 and is defined as…
“Planning and management of a pregnancy that has progressed beyond 28 weeks provided the fee does not include any amount for the management of the labour and/or delivery, payable once only for any pregnancy that has progressed beyond 28 weeks where the practitioner intends to undertake the delivery for a privately admitted patient”.
This fee is payable between 28 and 32 weeks of pregnancy. It reimburses the obstetrician for providing 24/7 cover during your pregnancy as well as arranging appropriate and equivalent specialist on call cover when they are not available.
A certain percentage of the pregnancy and management fee can be reimbursed by Medicare.
If I need an operation, where will this take place?
For all privately insured patients, all procedures are performed at John Flynn Private Hospital. I also have regular operating lists at Tweed Hospital for uninsured patients.