UroMed is a private practice of medical specialists. The practice offers high quality medical care, with compassion and integrity. The practitioners are highly regarded doctors in the fields of adult and paediatric urology, renal medicine, infectious diseases and radiation oncology.
What is a Urologist?
A Urologist is a surgeon who treats problems involving the kidneys, bladder, prostate and male reproductive organs. After completing medical training, a urologist completes further specialised surgical training in this field.
UroMed South Brisbane urologists sub-specialise in a broad range of urological conditions. As leaders in their sub-specialised areas, patients can access the latest in assessment, evaluation, advice and management options for their urological problem.
Common conditions they treat include cancer, stones, urinary infection, incontinence, sexual dysfunction and pelvic floor problems, affecting men, women and children.
What is an Infectious Disease Specialist?
An infectious disease specialist is a medical specialist dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of infections. An infectious diseases specialist has extensive training in all kinds of infections, including those caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.
What is a Radiation Oncologist?
A radiation oncologist is a specialist physician who uses ionizing radiation (such as megavoltage X-rays or radionuclides) in the treatment of cancer. Radiation oncology is one of the three primary specialties, the other two being surgical and medical oncology, involved in the treatment of cancer.
What is Renal Medicine?
Renal Medicine (or Nephrology) is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases and the care of those requiring renal replacement therapy including patients requiring dialysis and kidney transplant patients.
What do I need to bring with me to my first consultation?
Please bring the following to your first appointment:
- Referral from your GP or other doctor.
- Medicare card
- DVA card if you have one
- Pension Card if you have one
- Private health Fund details
- X-rays, CT, MRI and Ultrasound scans if you have these
Where can I park at Mater Private Clinic?
Parking is available at the Mater Hospitals complex in South Brisbane. The Mater Hospitals operate several parking stations, including one accessed from Stanley Street or Water Street/Allen Street, one accessed from Vulture Street, and a little further away, one accessed from Hancock Street. The charges for all the carparks are the same across the campus.
The Stanley Street/Water Street carpark is directly adjacent to our building, which can be entered from level 4. Uromed is the first suite on the left (Suite 4.05).
The Vulture Street carpark, underneath the Mater Medical Centre and attached to the Mater Private Hospital, is a short walk through the hospital to our building. Take the lift to level 6 of the Mater Medical Centre parking and walk through the Mater Private Hospital. After Chloe’s coffee shop, opposite the pharmacy, take the corridor on the right, which leads over the busway and into the Mater Private Clinic building. In this building, take the lift down to level 4, to arrive at our rooms.
If I need an operation, where will it be?
Our doctors operate in several different hospitals, in both the public and private sectors. The hospital to which you may be admitted depends on your surgeon your insurance cover, the type of operation, your preference for date and your age. It is discussed with your surgeon at the time of consultation, as part of the planning process for any operation or procedure.
If you have full private insurance, operations can be performed at Mater Private (all our urologists), or Mater Springfield (Dr Stuart Philip) or North West Private Hospital (Dr Adrian Clubb). Children are operated at the Mater Children’s Hospital, South Brisbane (Dr Winkle), as private patients or at Lady Cilento Childrens Hospital (LCCH). All our urologists treat patients in the Mater Adults Hospital, either as public patients or self-insured (intermediate) patients.
Some operations can only be performed in certain hospitals because of the technology available.
What do you do with the information you collect?
At your first consultation, we ask you to provide us with your personal information, such as your date of birth, contact details, and health insurance details. This information is collected by our practice for the provision of the best health care for you. This information may be used for your health care, any insurance claim or other matter relating to your health care. This information may be disclosed to other health service providers, a statutory health authority, insurers and other health practitioners.
Your health record is a private document, and we will not disclose this information to third parties without your express written instruction. Your specialist will communicate back to your referring doctor, and any other doctors that are part of your health care team, as you advise or request.