Frequently asked Questions
What is a neurologist?
Neurologists are medical specialists who manage disorders of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), peripheral nervous system (nerves and neuromuscular junctions) and muscles.
How do I see a neurologist?
Firstly, you need a referral from your doctor. This can either be sent to us directly or you can bring it with you on your first visit. Then please contact us either using our website, email, or phone to request an appointment. You will be offered an appointment date and time.
Our waiting list varies from time to time. Urgent referrals are always possible by direct communication from your referring doctor. If you are available for a short notice appointment, please let the receptionist know when you make your booking. We may be able to contact you if someone else cancels their appointment.
How long is my consultation?
All new patients spend between 30 to 45 minutes with Dr Siu for their first visit. A follow up appointment is shorter, between 20 to 30 minutes.
What should I expect on my first visit?
During your first appointment, Dr Siu will ask about your detailed medical history as well as a list of all your current medications. You will then be examined for evidence of neurological disease. It is often useful if you have had any tests performed previously to bring these to the appointment. You may be asked to have further testing before your next appointment. You are welcome to bring a support person for your appointment.
How much does it cost?
Toowoomba Neurology provides a private medical service, charges below the Australian Medical Association suggested fee. A part of your consultation fee is Medicare-rebatable with a valid referral. There is a variable out-of-pocket fee, depending on your consultation type. Please feel free to discuss this at the time of your booking.