FAQs for Patients
We aim to support every one of our patients and help you to be as comfortable as possible. Here are some of the questions that are commonly asked by our patients.
If you have a question that isn’t on this list please contact us using the online web form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
How do I make an appointment?
Appointments can be made by calling our rooms directly.
Dr Johnson currently consults at:
- Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer
- The Women’s & Children’s Hospital
- Flinders Private Hospital
- Specialists on Stonehenge at Stirling Private Hospital
- Kangaroo Island Medical Clinic, Kingscote
Do I need a referral?
Yes, a referral addressed to Dr Johnson is required from your local GP.
You can either bring your referral with you on the day of your appointment or it can be faxed directly. For patients with a Bone Tumour problem, then the special referral form (below) is preferred.
Is there parking available?
The Stonehenge Rooms at Stirling Hospital has free parking at the front of the building.
Parking at Flinders Private Hospital is via ticketed hourly rates at the front and side of the hospital.
Parking at Flinders Medical Centre and the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer may be found in the multistorey car park at the front of the facilities via ticketed hourly rates.
The Kangaroo Island Medical Clinic has free parking at the rear of the building.
What do I need to bring to my appointment?
Along with your referral, we also require your Medicare card, Private Health Insurance details and any scans or X-rays that you may have in regards to your presenting complaint.
Where does Dr. Johnson consult?
Dr. Johnson currently consults at convenient locations for his private patients: Specialists on Stonehenge at Stirling Private Hospital, Suite 501/Level 5, Flinders Private Hospital and Kangaroo Island Medical Clinic in Kingscote.
Where does Dr. Johnson operate?
Do I need to fast before surgery?
Yes, please call our rooms if you require clarification on your fasting time.
I am on blood thinning/blood pressure medication, do I need to stop this prior to surgery?
Yes, however this depends on what type of medication you are taking and should be discussed directly with Dr. Johnson and/or your Anaesthetist prior to stopping any medication. If you are unsure please call our rooms directly and we’d be happy to support you.
I have been booked in for surgery, what happens next?
Once you have consented to surgery, we will guide you through a few easy steps to get you ready for your operation. Firstly, you will be given a confirmation letter confirming your chosen hospital, operation date, your Anaesthetist and Post op appointment.
You will be handed a hospital admission booklet which will need to be completed and sent in to your chosen hospital at least one to two weeks prior to your surgery. Depending on your surgery, you may require an appointment with your Anaesthetist prior to your operation, and our reception staff will advise you of this. Pre-operative bloods will also need to be carried out, and this will be discussed with you.