Initial Patient Consultation

After you have been referred to a surgeon at Briz Brain & Spine by your GP or other doctor, you can book your initial consultation with us by calling 07 3833 2500 or filling out the online appointment form. Once your appointment is booked, the details of the appointment will be sent to you by email or letter.  Your initial appointment will take up to 30 minutes.

Before your appointment, please remember to obtain and bring the following:

  • Current relevant radiology scans. Our doctors prefer to review images on film, as images on CD are sometimes incompatible with software used in this Practice. If you have had any scans/x-rays prior to the appointment, or are unable to obtain your scans/x-rays in the preferred format, please call our office to discuss your options as some companies do make images available online to our surgeons. (Failure to bring images may require an additional appointment so that the Doctor can properly assess your condition.)
  • Current referral, Medicare or DVA card and Private Health Insurance details
  • Your appointment letter
  • Completed patient details and privacy policy forms

Please note, the relevant forms will also be emailed or posted to you.

Pre-Consultation

In order to build a comprehensive medical profile you may be asked to complete various questionnaires sent to you either via email or by letter.

This ensures our surgeons have information on your general health, pain, fatigue, emotional distress, physical function, social function and the impact that your condition has had on your day to day life.

For the results to be available at the time of your consultation, we ask if these surveys could be completed and returned no later than 48 hours prior to your appointment.

Ongoing Patient Assessment

Briz Brain & Spine is committed to a high standard of care and improving the quality of care provided.

This can only be achieved with the help of gathering feedback from patients regarding the:

  • Service provided by the surgeons, nursing staff and administration staff at Briz brain & Spine
  • The care and treatment offered by surgeons, nursing staff and administration staff at Briz Brain & Spine

For patients electing to have surgery, to assess the benefit of treatment, we would like to assess patients at regular time intervals for a number of years following surgery via a series of questionnaires relevant to their condition.

This assessment is called Surgical Outcome Study (SOS), and is being funded by the Newro Foundation.

If you do not wish to complete these questionnaires please download and complete the opt out consent form and return to Briz Brain & Spine.

Please also take the time to review our privacy statement.

Covid-19 Patient Message** IMPORTANT INFORMATION **

Patient and staff safety is our highest priority at Briz Brain & Spine.

For patients with appointments, if you are suffering any symptoms such as fever, dry cough, sore throat, tiredness or shortness of breath or have recently travelled or been in contact with someone who has returned from overseas, please contact our friendly reception team before attending the clinic. A telehealth appointment may be an alternative method of speaking with our surgeons.

Protecting the health of our staff is vital to ensure they can continue to provide great service.  Patients are encouraged to prepay accounts over the phone prior to appointments or via payWave or other contactless payment methods. Patients are also asked to complete the Patient Details Form and sign the Privacy Policy Agreement electronically prior to their appointment. These forms can be found under our Contacts page on the website or by clicking here. Please note, patients are asked to bring only ONE support person to their appointment and maintain appropriate social distances to help reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission. We are also temporarily reducing our general enquiries phone hours with calls being answered between 9am and 4pm.

During this current outbreak of Covid-19 coronavirus we want to assure all of our patients that we will continue to implement procedures to maintain a hygienic clinical environment. This includes:

-          Disinfecting and wiping down all treatment surfaces

-          Regular cleaning of rooms and shared equipment

-          Thorough cleaning of all communal items including reception chairs, tables, door handles, pens and other shared items

-          All staff have access to infection control procedures and training to implement these as necessary

We are carefully monitoring the directions and advice of Queensland Health, the Australian Government Department of Health and the World Health Organization. In the meantime, it is still business as usual and our doors are open.

Briz Brain & Spine wishes to apologise for the inconvenience caused and thanks you for your cooperation and understanding during this unprecedented situation.

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