Do I need a referral from my GP to see Dr Wu?
Yes – you will need to obtain a referral from your GP to see Dr Wu.
How soon can I see Dr Wu?
Dr Wu can generally see patients within 1 to 2 weeks. However, if you need to see him urgently, he may not be able to see you at your nearest location and you may have to travel to another location.
How much will it cost to see Dr Wu?
The cost for an initial consultation with Dr Wu is $150 ($130 for Age Pension recipients). Patients can expect to receive $70 back from Medicare.
Review consultations cost $90 ($70 for Age Pension recipients). Patients can expect to receive $40 back from Medicare.
Privately insured patients of Dr Wu’s usually do not have any gap payments. However, this depends on their health fund and may vary from fund to fund.
I don’t have private health insurance. Can I still make an appointment to see Dr Wu?
Yes – Dr Wu is happy to see non-insured patients. He is a Consultant Surgeon at a number of public hospitals and can arrange for treatment in one of these if needed.
What do I need to bring to my appointment with Dr Wu?
You will need to bring your referral letter from your GP. You will also need to bring a list of medications you are taking, together with any x-rays or scans you may have had for your condition. Many people also like to bring a relative or close friend with them for support.
What happens when I see Dr Wu?
Dr Wu will ask you about your symptoms and medical history. Dr Wu will then conduct a physical examination and bedside tests. It may be necessary to do some further investigations (blood tests and/or scans) to enable Dr Wu to accurately assess and treat your condition. Dr Wu is very happy to answer any questions you may have.
Dr Wu will send a letter and reports to your GP to keep them informed about your condition.