Frequently Asked Questions

When attending a consultation, all patients should bring:

  • Any New Referral

  • DVA card (If required)

  • Medicare card

  • Relevant important information for the consultation

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What should I bring to my appointment?

When attending a consultation, all patients should bring:

  • Any New Referral

  • DVA card (If required)

  • Medicare card

  • Relevant important information for the consultation

No, if a patient is coming to the practice for a skin examination makeup may cover potential skin conditions.

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Should I wear makeup for my appointment?

No, if a patient is coming to the practice for a skin examination makeup may cover potential skin conditions.

When attending a consultation, all patients should bring:

  • Any New Referral

  • DVA card (If required)

  • Medicare card

  • Relevant important information for the consultation

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What is a Dermatologist?

A dermatologist is a specialist who has completed four years of formal, extensive training in skin, hair and nail disease, including skin cancer. All specialists will have extensive expertise in dermatology and can be recognised by having the letters FACD formally in their credentials. 

You don't need a referral to make an appointment; however, you cannot claim Medicare rebates without a valid referral. View more information about appointment fees and rebates here

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What is a Registrar?

Registrars are fully qualified doctors who have been accepted into the Australasian College of Dermatologists Program. These doctors are working towards becoming dermatologists and spend four years doing intensive training and examination to ensure that the future of dermatology is preserved.  

You don't need a referral to make an appointment; however, you cannot claim Medicare rebates without a valid referral. View more information about appointment fees and rebates here

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Do I need a referral for my appointment? 

You don't need a referral to make an appointment; however, you cannot claim Medicare rebates without a valid referral. View more information about appointment fees and rebates here

General Practitioners and Specialists are valid by the dates set by general practitioners or Specialists. A general practitioner referral is often valid for 12 months or 3 months from any other specialist.

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How long will my referral last?

General Practitioners and Specialists are valid by the dates set by general practitioners or Specialists. A general practitioner referral is often valid for 12 months or 3 months from any other specialist.

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How does Registrar training work at QIDerm?

We have 5 registrars training at our clinic. As an accredited training institute with the Australasian College of Dermatologists, you will see a registrar initially before the consultant when you come to an appointment. We are Brisbane's only private dermatology clinic providing unique hands-on training opportunities to future dermatologists. 

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Why do I need a referral? 

To claim a Medicare rebate, a valid referral is required. Referrals are also useful for our doctors to obtain all relevant information before seeing a patient. The referral is important for informing the consultant about the medical concern and identifying the appropriate time period in which the patient needs to be seen.

A registrar will initially see each patient before consultation with a dermatologist. As a teaching institute, this process ensures active participation in learning. The dermatologist will examine and discuss the skin condition and possible treatments with the patient.

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What happens when I come to see a Dermatologist at QIDerm?

A registrar will initially see each patient before consultation with a dermatologist. As a teaching institute, this process ensures active participation in learning. The dermatologist will examine and discuss the skin condition and possible treatments with the patient.

Don't see your question answered? Please give our office a call on 07 3329 4400