Clinical Information

Information coming! This will be added to slowly
Some Headings will be: Your First Visit, Prenatal Screening, Tests during your pregnancy, Flu and Whooping Cough Vaccines, Caesarean Sections etc.
Watch this space!


Appointments can be made by ringing our rooms on 6228 3331 during Monday to Friday 8:30 to 5:30pm.
Whilst the confidentiality of your referral is recognised, the reception staff may require some indication of the type of your requested appointment (obstetric, gynaecological, colposcopy, procedure) so that the appropriate appointment can be made for you. . It would be appreciated if your referral from your GP could be faxed, emailed or posted to us prior to your first appointment. This will allow your specialist to read the referral pre-appointment and make sure you are seen in an appropriate time frame.

Hobart OBGYN is a Group Practice, and as such if the doctor of your first choice is unavailable or has a long waiting time for new referrals, our staff may offer you the choice of an alternative specialist. This does not need a new referral from your GP.

A new consultation takes about 30 minutes. Please allow longer for your first pregnancy visit as you will also meet one of our midwives.

We know that your time is important and we all aim to run on time. Delays are very possible due to the nature of our job. We always aim to give women the time they need in each appointment and on occasion unexpected issues arise that require a longer appointment. We will always prioritise our time to women who are giving birth, so sometimes this means a delay or an appointment rescheduling. We aim to notify you of any delays if at all possible. Ringing ahead to ask if your specialist is running on-time is one way of avoiding long waits. Be assured that when you need us we will be there for you.

It would be appreciated if you could give us as much notice as possible if you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment as there is always a long waiting list for appointments.
For your first appointment please bring:
– a referral from your GP
– copies of any recent blood tests or ultrasounds
– your medicare card
– your private health details

Once twelve months has passed from the time of your original referral, you will require a new referral from your GP. Please note that a referral from another specialist is only valid for three months.

Rights and Responsibilities

As a medical practice we have the responsibility of respecting your privacy and confidentiality. Medical information is stored in a secure way and shared only when it contributes to your healthcare. As a patient using our service you have the right to provide feedback about your care and we have a system for complaints.

Pregnancy is a personal, important and exciting time in a woman’s life. At Hobart OBGYN we are dedicated to caring for mothers and their unborn children. We believe that the development of a communicative relationship based on mutual respect and trust between mother and obstetrician is paramount to providing optimal care. We believe that such a relationship is best achieved if both pregnant woman and obstetrician are aware of the needs, rights and responsibilities of the other party.

For the pregnant woman this involves the right to be treated with consideration and respect in a way that is mindful of her particular social and cultural needs. She has the right to information about all aspects of her care and to participate in making decisions at all stages of the pregnancy except where an emergency limits her participation. This privilege should extend to exercising informed choice about the refusal of care and choosing to seek a second opinion.

The obstetrician has the right to be provided with relevant and accurate information and to expect the woman’s participation in planning her care. The obstetrician has the further right to be advised of the preferences, needs and expectations of the woman and to be informed if she refuses to accept advice that is given. He or she has the right to refuse to perform treatments that he or she considers to be dangerous or unethical. It is also important to the doctor that the pregnant woman recognises and respects the obstetricians need for periods of leave from the practice.

The experience of pregnancy will be enhanced if the woman recognises her responsibilities and is an active participant in all aspects of her care. The doctors at Hobart OBGYN encourage pregnant women to actively seek information relating to all aspects of the pregnancy and to make appropriate arrangements for any care she deems necessary. It is the woman’s responsibility to provide the doctor with all information that is important for the provision of care and to express her preferences, needs and expectations. At the same time the woman must also accept responsibility for a degree of flexibility and accept appropriate modifications. It is important that the pregnant woman acknowledges that having the right to informed choice and choosing to take a course of action that is contrary to expert advice involves responsibility for those choices and subsequent consequences for the baby.

In return the obstetricians at Hobart OBGYN accept the responsibility to provide expert advice and treatment in a caring and professional manner and to provide an appropriate level of information about all aspects of pregnancy, birth and the post-partum period. They will also undertake responsibility for arranging a further opinion if it is warranted and to offer a referral if for some reason he or she is unable to continue to provide care. This responsibility extends to periods of leave.

If as a result of your visit to your doctor at Hobart OBGYN you have a complaint or suggestion regarding the standard of our services please send an email to us . The email contact form can be found at the bottom of the “Contact us” page. We undertake to investigate and address any issue(s) brought to our attention. We also undertake to make contact with you following our review to inform you of the outcome of our review.

Consumer Information - Ultrasound

Hobart OBGYN provides a full range of diagnostic ultrasound services for both obstetrics and gynaecology. Our ultrasounds are regularly replaced in line with new technology and a strict maintenance policy is in place in accordance to accreditation guidelines and protocols.


At your first obstetric visit an ultrasound examination is usually performed to determine or confirm dates as well as to confirm viability, singleton or multiple pregnancy. Early pregnancy dating may require a trans vaginal ultrasound to determine dates accurately. We also perform growth and wellbeing scans throughout each of the trimesters.

Ultrasound is an integral part of pregnancy assessment and management and forms part of each of our routine obstetric visits.

On occasions we may obtain a second opinion from a sub specialist Sonologist or Fetomaternal specialist should the need arise.


Ultrasound nowadays forms part of routine female pelvic assessment thus aids in management of many gynaecological conditions. Pelvic ultrasound is also often indicated for bladder and or pelvic floor muscle assessment or assessment of prolapse. The ovaries, tubes and uterus can be assessed by diagnostic ultrasound.

Pelvic ultrasound usually requires both transabdominal and transvaginal approaches to properly assess gynaecological conditions.

Ultrasound is routinely used in investigation of infertility, ectopic pregnancy and a wide range of gynaecological conditions.

Useful Links


Calvary Healthcare Lenah Valley
Hobart Private Hospital

Specialist Services in Hobart:

Ultrasound – Women’s Imaging

Fertility and IVF – TasIVF

Australian Breastfeeding Association

Gestational Diabetes:
Diabetes Australia
Downloadable booklet on Gestational Diabetes from the National Diabetes Services Scheme

Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy & Surgery
Information brochures on Hysterectomy

Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis:
Dr Susan Evans
Free e-booklet on Pelvic Pain

Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia

For an Audiofile of Pelvic Floor Muscle Relaxation for Pelvic Pain (download or order CD)

Your Fertility – an Australian Government funded website for education regarding reproductive health

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Women’s Health – Online Patient Information
Conditions: Endometriosis, Fibroids, Heavy menstrual bleeding, Incontinence of Urine, Infertility and Prolapse of the Pelvic Organs
Treatments: Hysterectomy, Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopy, Surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Surgery for Stress Incontinence
Also our college statements and guidelines, news and resources.

Vulval Conditions:
Vulval Pain Society

Australian and New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society (ANZVS) – good patient information section on vulval conditions

Australian Site about Vulval and Vaginal Health – information including What’s Normal and Medical Advice on vulval and vaginal conditions

Australian Menopause Society – up to date information including on HRT

Jean Hailes For Women’s Health (excellent resources about menopause, also topics such as endometriosis and PCOS)

Continence and Prolapse:

Continence Foundation of Australia

Pregnancy and Birth:

The Royal Womens Hospital Victoria has extensive patient information about women’s health including general pregnancy and birth and after!

Antenatal and Postnatal Depression and Anxiety:

Beyond Blue – section on Pregnancy and Early Parenthood

Multiple Pregnancies:

Australian Multiple Birth Association

This has an email link to the Tasmanian Multiple Birth Association

Pregnancy Loss:

Bears of Hope – pregnancy and infant loss