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Dr. Miriam’s Expertise

Qualifications

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery MBBS (1991), University of Queensland

Post Graduate

Fellowship of the Royal Australia New Zealand College of Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (2001)

Registration

The Medical Board of Australia

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
  • Member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Board of Examiners
  • Accredited Colposcopist for Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
  • Member of The Australian and New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society
  • Chairman of the board for Health and Development Aid Abroad – Australia Fund Inc. volunteer organization since 1998 for establishing medical, educational, agricultural and sanitation programmes in countries of need
  • Member of Australian Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology Inc

Private Hospital Visiting Rights

  • Pindara Private Hospital
  • Pindara Day Procedure Centre

Languages

  • English
  • Cantonese

Dr. Miriam’s Story

Miriam migrated from Hong Kong to Australia with her family at the age of 7.  She completed her schooling in Brisbane and graduated from medicine from the University of Queensland in 1991. She trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in various hospitals in Queensland including Gold Coast; Mater Mothers’; QEII; Logan and Caboolture.

Her final years of Obstetrics & Gynaecology training were completed in King Edward Hospital, Perth. There she gained skills in advanced laparoscopic surgery, assisted reproductive technology (ART) and general gynaecology.

After her obstetrics and gynaecology fellowship training in 2001, Miriam continued working in King Edward Hospital as a Visiting Medical Officer and began private practice.

She returned to the Gold Coast in 2004 to be closer to her extended family and commence private practice.

Her special interests are in the area of management of vulvo-vaginal disorders, minimal invasive surgery treatment with endometrial ablation and vaginal prolapse and urinary incontinence.

In 2004, I established my private practice on the Gold Coast in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Over the years I have found women’s health to have evolved dramatically. It incorporates preventive health care, reproductive health and treatment of numerous disorders that can affect women of all ages. To enable me to better service women with such a broad range of issues, I have decided to concentrate solely on providing Gynaecological services for women on the Gold Coast. In fact, I am the first woman to practice purely general gynaecology on the Gold Coast.

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FAQ’s

Do I need a referral from a GP to see a Gynaecologist?

It is preferable to have a referral from your GP, as the details of your present medical condition and past medical history will be supplied to us and your GP can also assess whether a Gynaecologist is the correct Specialist for you to see.

Can I claim from Medicare or my Private Health Fund for my consultation?

You can claim a portion of your consultation fee from Medicare only, if you have a referral. Private Health Fund portions can only be claimed if it is a surgery related in a Hospital facility.

Can I claim from Medicare or my Private Health Fund for any surgery?

Yes, please refer to the “How does Surgery Billing work” FAQ below.

I do not have Private Health Cover; can I still see a Gynaecologist?

Yes of course. You can see a Gynaecologist for an appointment and you will also be able to claim a portion of your consultation through Medicare.

Does your Gynaecologist perform surgery in both a Private and Public Hospital?

We only perform surgery at Pindara Private Hospital.

If you require surgery through a Public Hospital, a referral can be arranged for you after your consultation.

How does Consultation Billing work?

When you make your initial appointment, our staff will advise you the cost of your Initial Consultation. Payment is due at the time of your consultation.

We accept credit cards (Visa, MasterCard & Amex), EFTPOS, cash as method of payment.

You will be issued a receipt, in order to claim from Medicare. If you have provided Medicare with your bank account details, Medicare will deposit (can take up to 48hrs) your rebate back into your account, which we can do at the time of your consultation.

Patients covered by the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) need to bring with them their relevant cards (Gold/White).

How does Surgery Billing work?

Once it has been determined by your surgeon that you require an operation, our staff will be able to provide you with an estimate of your costs for surgery. This will outline the costs involved for your surgeon and assistant, including your rebate and any out of pocket expenses.
In most instances, there will be a part of your surgical fee that will be covered by Medicare and your Private Health Fund. The fee that will be applicable for you to pay, will be highlighted on your Quotation and will be payable prior to surgery.
You may also receive an account from the Hospital, Anaesthetist, Radiology, Pharmacy. These accounts generally arrive after your surgery, and are separate and independent of our surgeon’s cost.
It is better to ensure you know all estimated expenses prior to your surgery. Our staff are happy to help you navigate your way through this area if you require any assistance.
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