Info for patients

How to prepare for your appointment

How do I prepare for my appointment?Dr Raj Reddy in medical consultation room.

To prepare for your appointment with Dr Raj Reddy, please obtain a detailed referral letter from your GP or other referring doctor. Email or fax this, along with your medical scans (such as X-rays, CT or MRI scans) and reports (such as blood test results), to Dr Reddy’s office.

This will help determine when you need to be seen and may fast track your appointment. While your referring doctor may make every effort to send these on your behalf, it is a good idea to also do this yourself.

It’s recommended to bring the following to your appointment:

  • Scans (hard copies or saved to a USB or CD)
  • Medical reports
  • Test or investigation results
  • List of current medications

Please arrive about 10 minutes beforehand to complete patient forms, including a registration and a privacy policy form.

What happens during my appointment?

During your appointment, Dr Reddy will ask for your medical history, explain your imaging and test results, and, if needed, do a physical examination.

After this, he will provide a diagnosis and a treatment plan. Dr Reddy and his team do their utmost to guide you through this process with ease. However, we understand that seeing a medical specialist may be a new experience and we welcome your questions.

You may wish to bring someone whom you trust, such as a relative or a close friend. They can help you remember details about your medical history, symptoms, any questions you wish to ask and information that Dr Reddy gives you.

What happens after my appointment?

After your appointment, there may be a few outcomes. Dr Reddy will explain these to you.

You may need more medical investigations before another appointment. Some people may need to see other medical specialists who will work with Dr Reddy to treat them. Other people may need to see a different medical specialist.

If you need neurosurgery, Dr Reddy will give you information about your procedure, including the benefits, risks and possible outcomes.

Surgical procedures can vary significantly. This depends on your condition, how the condition presents in your body, how your body responds to it, your particular medical history and whether the procedure takes places in a public or private hospital.