FAQ

Do I need a referral to see Dr Shaw?

A referral enables claims to be made from Medicare and your health fund. Referrals are valid for 12 months from a General Practitioner and 3 months from another specialist.

Do I need private insurance to be seen?

All insured and uninsured patients are cared for in the same way. Private health insurance, however, may influence choice of hospital if an admission is necessary.

Do I need to pay on the day?

Payment for a consultation is made on the day of the consultation. Payment is also required on the day for procedures undertaken in the office such as colposcopy or insertion of an intrauterine contraceptive device.

For gynaecological operations, an invoice is sent before the post operative visit. Payment is required within 30 days. A quote will be issued before the procedure so that you have an approximate idea of the cost.

For obstetric patients, a detailed list of fees will be given to you when you make the appointment for your first consultation.

If I need an operation, where will it take place?

I have a regular operating lists at the Royal Hospital for Women and the Prince of Wales Private Hospitals in Randwick.

Where will my baby be delivered?

I deliver at the Royal Hospital for Women and the Prince of Wales Private Hospital, both in Randwick. I will discuss with you, at your initial consultation, which I recommend for your particular circumstances.

I share weekend on call cover with Dr Rob Buist (www.robbuist.com)

How do I make an appointment?

Contact my secretary on 9650 4964.

Please see the location page for a map of the Prince of Wales Hospitals campus and driving directions.