Frequently Asked Questions

Patients

Yes, you can but one of the advantages of having a referral from your doctor is to allow relevant medical or surgical history to be passed on to the specialist you are seeing.  This information often helps to provide you with the best possible care.  You may find your medical insurer may not cover you without a referral.

Appointments for some specialists are made through Marina Specialists  - Lee-Ann and Romaine will be happy to assist. For other specialists, appointments are made through their main consulting rooms or alternative phone number.  Details concerning appointment times and contact details are provided in the bios for each individual service provider - see "Our Team" or "Consultation Times".  You can download the contact details as a pdf file.

If the surgery can be done under local anaesthesia (with or without sedation, oral or IV), then yes you can have surgery in our purpose built operating theatre.  Your surgeon will advise you if our theatre is appropriate for your surgery.

Referrers

Details re referral options are listed under the bios for each service provider - see our team

Click here for a pdf file of contact details, referral options, and attendance times for our visiting specialists.  Keep it on your computer desktop for easy reference.

If you have any further questions phone us on 534 4040 or send us an email. Lee-Ann or Romaine will be happy to assist.

Tenants

You can email us or phone 534 4040 and ask for Lee-Ann.  You will find our rates and terms are very competitive.

No, Marina Specialists charges rent by the hour so you are invoiced only for the time you are in attendance.  This is particularly attractive while you are building your referral base.

Again, you are invoiced only for the time you are consulting.

Yes, we have internet access if you wish to bring your laptop or use our iMac desktop computers of which there is one in each consulting room.  You can use our practice management system (Profile for Mac) or connect via the internet to your own system.

The surgeon is not charged for theatre fees.  These are charged directly to the patient or the insurer (if pre-approval is obtained).

Yes, our specialist theatre nurses Marianne and Kate are available and their services are included in the theatre fees.

COVID-19 NOTICE:

Marina Specialists continues to offer full services under the current Orange Traffic Light setting. If possible it is requested that patients come alone - if required, a maximum of one support person is permitted. Wearing of masks is mandatory for all. Anyone who has a positive Covid test or symptoms consistent with Covid infection, and/or who should be self-isolating, will not be admitted to the clinic. We would appreciate knowledge of your Covid vaccination status as this will help us to manage risk to both staff and other patients. However we wish to reassure you that your vaccination status will not affect your ability to receive treatment. Please email us using the Contact Form if you have any questions.

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