Welcome New Patients
When you visit for the first time you will be asked to complete the new patient paperwork. This is easy to complete however, requires information regarding your Medicare number, health fund membership details (if privately insured) and referral.
Dr Adam Blond operates on a weekly basis at the Sunshine Coast Private Hospital. If you do not have private insurance, we are able to provide you with a quotation detailing what the doctor’s fees will be, your Medicare rebate and out of pocket expenses.
Dr Adam Blonds offices are open 8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday to Friday
Ear, Nose and Throat Patients are seen by appointment only, unless there is an urgent problem or emergency. Patients should have a current referral from their doctor and 24 hrs notice is requested for cancellations or changes to your appointment.
If a request is urgent the GP or patient should contact Dr Blonds offices immediately about organising an appointment. When scheduling appointments the urgency of medical concerns is seriously considered.
In the event of an emergency, patients are asked to go straight to the Sunshine Coast Private Hospital or to the Nambour Hospital. After surgery, patients are given Dr Adam Blond’s direct 24hr contact number. For routine matters, he will return your call as soon as he is available although he may not be able to return calls until the evening.
About your Visit
To help us make your visit with Dr Adam Blond as beneficial to you as possible, please bring the following items with you to your appointment:
- Doctor’s referral letter
- Medicare card/ DVA Card/ Aged Pension Card
- Health fund membership details if you are privately insured
- A friend or family member to take notes/help with questions
- A list of your questions and concerns – it is a good idea to consider this the night before your visit
- Details of past medical history and surgeries
- X-rays/CT Scans (not just reports – please bring actual films)
- Copies of any records from other organisations related to your health concern such as those related to sinuses, hearing and allergies
Dr Blond’s offices are located in Cotton Tree off Aerodrome road at 32 Second Ave, Maroochydore QLD 4558.
Easy access parking is found at the back of the practice, with a connecting driveway to the right.
Breath Right Sleep Tight
An appointment with Dr Tonia Douglas can also be organised by using a referral, as found on her website: https://breatherightsleeptight.com.au
If you have any symptoms, you are encouraged to test before attended the practice. If you test positive for covid 19 prior to appointment, contact Dr Blonds office and do not attend.
Fees are based on the scale recommended by AMA and the Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck surgery. Patients are always given an approximate idea of fees to be charged prior to appointments or surgery.
If a procedure is performed at the time of the consultation, you may be charged extra for this. Procedures include ear toilet, biopsies and endoscopic examination of the larynx and pharynx using a fiberscope. Your Medicare rebate will cover between 80% and 100% of the cost for these services
How will I be charged and how should I pay?
At the end of your consultation you will be issued with an invoice, which is to be paid at the time of your consultation. You may pay with cash, EFTPOS or credit card (MasterCard and Visa only). You will be required to pay the whole cost of the consultation and then take the invoice to Medicare for a rebate. If you are registered with Medicare your rebate can be directly paid into your account.
For us to process your claim you must bring your Medicare card and Eftpos card with you to your appointment. (Please note that the EFTPOS card must be linked to a Savings or Cheque account).
There are a number of fees and charges that are involved in the operation costs. These include: Surgeon, Anaesthetist, Hospital, Other – Medications, X-Ray, Pathology etc
Dr Adam Blond will provide you with an estimate of fees relating to Dr Blond’s proportion of the proposed operation. In most cases it will be an accurate estimate but depending on operative findings, fewer or additional services may be required and these will result in altered charges. The estimate provided will outline the total fee, the rebate from Medicare and your Health Fund (if you have private insurance) and the ‘out-of-pocket’ expense for your procedure.
The anaesthetist can also give you an estimate of their fees if you contact them and give them the item numbers that will be listed on the estimate from Dr Blond. The hospital will be able to provide estimates of bed costs and extra costs factoring your private insurance cover where applicable.
If you are required to attend surgery, the patient will receive information about their medical procedure and processes. This will include what patients should avoid, such as food and drink, at least 8 hours before the operation. In addition to this Dr Blond will inform you of how to proceed and prepare for your visit to the hospital.
Medication Guidelines for Surgery
- All non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication must cease 7 days prior to surgery.
- All blood thinning medications must be stopped 7 days prior to surgery.
- All herbal vitamins and supplements must cease 7 days prior to surgery
- Patients Taking diabetic medication are to call Anaethetists rooms to discuss: 5493 4383
Make an Appointment
For all appointments and enquiries, please phone us at (07) 5370 8340
Waiting Times For Appointments
There is typically a long wait to see Dr Adam Blond. However, if you need to be seen sooner, please let the receptionist know as we may be able to fit you in when someone else cancels or in times allocated for emergency.
Fax Number: (07) 5370 8357
A referral from your GP or medical practitioner is required to confirm your booking.
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