1-What should I expect during my first visit?

Full and detailed medical history followed by examination and then tests may be requested. By listening to your needs you will be given various options of treatment to suit your needs. You will also be given some written information about your condition.

2-What should I bring with me when I come for a scheduled office appointment?

* Your Medicare card

* Your insurance information

• A referral from your General Practitioner

 • All relevant ultrasound or 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 drug allergies

3-Are my medical records kept private and confidential?

YES. It is essential requirement as a condition of employment in 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.

4-I am pregnant, where will Dr Hanafy deliver my baby?

Dr Hanafy conducts deliveries only at John Flynn Private Hospital

5-What are the fees if I have health insurance?

With all insured patients, I do not charge any gap for delivery so 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 expenses depending on the anaesthetist on call.

A paediatrician will be assigned to you at delivery. I strongly advise you to check with your private fund if your baby is covered for Special Care Nursery admission.

6-What are the Delivery Fees if I am not covered by private health insurance?

I am happy to discuss this with you at the first visit.

7-What is “ Pregnancy Management Fee”?

The Pregnancy Management Fee is a fee charged by obstetricians for the management of a pregnancy which has progressed past 20 weeks.

The official Medicare item number for this is 16590 and is defined as …
Planning and management of a pregnancy that has progressed beyond 20 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 20 weeks where the practitioner intends to undertake the delivery for a privately admitted patient”.

This fee is payable between 20 and 30 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 management fee can be reimbursed by your health fund. Please check this with your private health insurance.

If you are not covered by private health fund you will be eligible for a Medicare rebate. This amount depends on whether or not you have reached the Medicare safety net.

8-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 a regular operating lists at Tweed public hospital for uninsured patients.

9-I have heard about the “Uterus Transplant Operation”, is this an option for me?

Please refer to  “uterus transplant” in the research section.

Please register your interest by email to “ reception@drashhanafy.com” .You will be kept updated with latest news and progress. It is expected that the first uterus transplant will take place in Australia early 2016.

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