Join the Saltwater Medical Family.
We’d love to look after you and your loved ones.
Saltwater Medical has a vision to deliver a more caring, personal style of general medicine. We’re a little old-fashioned because we value the trust you place in us and the relationship we will build with you over the years. But we’re also forward-thinking and up-to-date in our clinical skills and the way we deliver our services.
Some things in life deserve more time and attention – we believe your health is one of them.
If you’d like to become a Saltwater Medical patient, please call on 07 5301 9828 us to make your initial appointment. All new patients are required to book into a long appointment for their first consultation when joining our practice, as this allows your doctor to take a thorough history and work through your current health concern.
We ask all new patients to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to their appointment to allow our staff time to set up your file and provide you with a brief orientation of our practice. You’ll get to know how our practice works, which will help you to get the most out of our relationship going forward.
To save time, you can download and fill out this new patient form prior to your initial appointment. When you arrive please give your completed form to our receptionist who will create your file ready for the doctor.
We look forward to being of service.
Please note the following important practice policies:
Drugs of addiction – Our doctors will not prescribe S8 drugs or drugs of addition at a new patient’s first appointment with our practice, nor will they ever provide prescriptions for these medications going forward without an appointment.
Non-attendance / late cancellations – We take pride in delivering high quality healthcare, which is why your appointment time is booked and held especially for you. If you no longer require it, or cannot attend, please provide at least 4 business hours’ notice of your cancellation. We are usually fully booked, so giving 4 hours’ notice allows us to offer your appointment to other patients. Failure to attend or notify us within the required time frame will incur a non-Medicare rebatable fee ($82 for a standard appointment, $146 for a long appointment). Repeated late or non-attendance may also result in the inability to book further appointments. We pride ourselves on running on time (barring medical emergencies), so your punctuality is also appreciated. If you arrive unreasonably late for your appointment you may need to reschedule.