Make Appointments

We aim to see your patients in a timely and appropriate manner. Urgent appointments can be made by phone during office hours. Any referrals that are sent, emailed or faxed to us are triaged as to their urgency by the specialist to whom the referral has been made to. If you would like a patient seen more urgently please mark the referral as urgent or give us a call. We endeavour to keep our waiting times as short as possible. When patients call for an appointment, if the preferred gynaecologist has a long waiting time, we will offer an appointment with another gynaecologist with a shorter waiting time, or to be placed on the cancellation list if an earlier appointment becomes available.  We will always make room to accommodate urgent issues.

The Trimesterly (Newsletter)
28 04, 2016

Trimesterly Newsletter – April 2016

  • April 28th, 2016

Welcome to Edition Six

Autumn is upon us and we are well in to 2016. It has been a challenging start to the year for us at Hobart OBGYN with the unexpected retirement of Dr […]

31 10, 2015

Trimesterly Newsletter – October 2015

  • October 31st, 2015

Welcome to Edition Five

Spring is here with the promise of warmer weather. School holidays are upon us again, and hopefully the end of the tsunami of viral infections that have characterised this winter.

At Hobart […]

28 04, 2015

Trimesterly Newsletter – April 2015

  • April 28th, 2015

Welcome to Edition Four

2015 is well under way and we look forward to continuing to provide you and your patients with affordable obstetric and gynaecological care.

We continue to be able to provide timely access […]

Resources

Book Review: The Vulva A Clinician’s Practical Handbook

This fantastic little guidebook is co-authored by a Dermatologist and a Gynaecologist and published by Family Planning NSW (www.fpnsw.org.au).

I think vulval conditions top most of our lists of ‘heartsink’ conditions. It certainly is not very well taught in medicine and most of us learn by trial and error. This book is very practical and clinically orientated. Its chapters include Red Vulval rashes, Things that look white, Things that ulcerate/blister/erode, Lumps: benign and malignant, Vulval pain and dyspareunia and Vulval disease in children. This means that it is exceptionally easy to look things up either during or after a consultation, based on the presenting condition.  It then offers differential diagnosis, investigation and management. It has a section on ‘pearls’ and myths that is helpful. My only criticism is that the pictures are very small and sometimes don’t highlight the diagnostic features in what is predominantly a visual diagnosis.  A great book to have on your desk.

Book Review – Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain by Dr Susan Evans

A vexing problem for all of us is persistent pelvic pain – there is often not a ‘quick fix’. It is frustrating for us as clinicians but it is much more frustrating for our patients.  This easy to read book has been written by a practicing Australian gynaecologist who specializes in pelvic pain.

It is written for patients, but is just as informative for us as doctors. It progresses through what endometriosis is, diagnosis, different types of pain, fertility issues, surgery and medications. It covers a wide range of accompanying symptoms including bladder and bowel function.  Whilst it is aimed at women with endometriosis it also provides much information for those with persistent pelvic pain with no endometriosis found at laparoscopy.

“Fit, happy people have less pain”.

What I like best about this book is that it concentrates on the ‘complete approach’ to management including medication, emotional and physical aspects including a chapter on self care. This book has a Tasmanian connection – it’s author spent her childhood in Mt Stuart.

The book can be ordered from her website for a reasonable price of $25 including postage.  It is very easy to read.  Her website has a free ebooklet for women about pelvic pain.      www.drsusanevans.com