Appointment FAQs

How do I make an appointment?

The first step is to arrange a referral. This can be from your general practitioner or a specialist that is managing your care. The referring doctor should include any information relevant to your presentation, including investigations such as pathology, imaging reports and histology. Please arrange for a copy of this referral to be sent to us by either fax (0737206921) or email Once this has been received we will be in contact with you to arrange an appointment. You can be seen without a referral but there will be no Medicare rebate available for the fee for your appointment.

Where will my appointment be?

Dr Coughlin consults from the Wesley Medical Centre. The Wesley Medical Centre is located on the corner of Chasely St and Lang Pde. Dr Coughlin also offers TeleHealth consultations via Skype or phone call for out of town patients.

Where can I park?

There is a 7 story car park on site or on street parking is available. We are also directly across the road from the Auchenflower train station. The car park operates a ticketless car parking system, you will need to know your registration number to pay and exit the car park.

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Do I get a rebate from my private health cover for my consultation?

You will receive a rebate from Medicare only. This is can be processed for you at the time of consultation. The rebate is only available if you have a referral.

How much does surgery cost?

An estimate of fees will be provided once your surgical booking has been made.

I Want To Be Cared For In The Public System, How Do I Make An Appointment?

If you wish to have treatment in the public system your referral will need to be directed there. Appointments at Dr Coughlin’s Wesley rooms are for private bookings only. Dr Coughlin performed robotic surgery at the Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital for 10years before retiring from the public system in January 2019.