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What To Expect From A Brisbane Home Doctor

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What To Expect From A Brisbane Home Doctor

If you need non-urgent medical care outside of normal clinic operational hours, your best bet is to call a Brisbane home doctor. This type of service allows you to receive help without having to visit an emergency room or wait until the morning and means you can be on the road to recovery sooner. Having said that, many people avoid using the services of a Brisbane home doctor as they’re not sure what to expect. That’s why we’ve put together this brief guide so you can feel comfortable engaging the care of a Brisbane home doctor next time you need support outside of normal business hours.

Three Consult Options

The first thing you need to know when engaging the services of a Brisbane home doctor is that they generally offer three types of consultations – telehealth, virtual consultations and home visits. The best option for you will depend on your situation and you’ll be advised as to what type of consultation you need when you book your appointment. In most cases, your consultation will be bulk billed, however, if this is a concern for you, be sure to check before confirming as some clinics do charge privately for out of hours service. 

Thorough Examination 

When receiving care from a Brisbane home doctor you can expect just as thorough of an examination as you would get within the clinic during opening hours. Those who opt for a telehealth or virtual consult will obviously not receive a physical examination but if this is required, your medical practitioner will make a home visit, so you can rest assured you’re getting the best level of care.¬†

On The Spot Treatment

If you have an ailment that requires attention promptly, your Brisbane home doctor will be able to assist with on-the-spot treatment. Medical practitioners who complete home visits often carry a range of medication with them to so you’ll be able to start feeling better far sooner than if you had waited until the next available appointment during opening hours.

Prescription Writing

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Having said that, there is no guarantee that your practitioner will have a supply of medication with them that is adequate to provide you with full treatment. In this instance, they’ll be able to give you enough to get you through the night and provide you with a script to fill at your preferred chemist the following day. Your Brisbane home doctor can also write scripts for other regular medications or any new additions that you may need.

Care Recommendations 

Apart from providing the required care on the spot, your practitioner will also give you some recommendations for how you can look after yourself. This process will be exactly like what would be offered in a clinic during standard operational hours and could include recommendations from keeping your fluids up and resting through to getting more exercise or changing up your sleep schedule.

Organisation Of A Follow Up If Needed

Finally, just like at the end of any other consultation, if your Brisbane home doctor feels that you require a follow up appointment they will be able to organise this with you. Depending on your situation, this follow up could occur as another out-of-hours visit or they may request that you come into the clinic during the day. As a general rule, neither option is any more serious than the other, it will simply be based on how they feel they can provide you with the best care.

So, now that you have a better idea of what to expect from a Brisbane home doctor, don’t be afraid to book a consultation with one if you feel the need.