Prepare for your visit
Here are some tips on how to prepare for a consultation at Sunshine Coast Cardiology:
For any consultation:
Waiting times: Please note that Dr Kypraios deals with with emergencies, and as such may be interrupted by urgent phone calls from other doctors or the Hospital. While we do endeavor to stick to your appointment time, your patience and understanding in case of unexpected delays is sincerely appreciated.
What to wear: We advise that you wear loose and comfortable clothing when you see your doctor- in most cases there will be a need to do an ECG or a physical examination. Specific advice on preparation for testing in the rooms is available in the patients section under Procedures and Tests.
Prior to arrival: If you have never been a patient of our Practice before, our friendly receptionists will ask you who your referring doctor is and who your usual GP is (often your usual GP is also the referring doctor), whether you have a valid referral, and questions about your relevant previous medical conditions, treatment and testing.
Please download and print out the PATIENT REGISTRATION FORM by pressing the link on the left , and send it to us in advance, or bring it in to your consultation.
Please ensure that you bring with you:
- Your referral letter.
- Your private health fund details, including your fund ID number.
- A list of the medications you are currently taking, their frequency and doses.
- Your pacemaker ID card, if you have one of these devices implanted.
- The results of any previous heart tests or procedures that you have had in the past and any letters from previous heart specialists you have seen, if they are in your possession.
Medication list: bring a list of the medications you take, or bring your medications with you
If you have had any hospital visits or procedures since your last visit, tell your specialist and bring any results or other paperwork that you have been given.