Preparing for your Appointment


Please bring an up to date list of ALL of your medication to every visit

Please remember to bring your Health Card – we cannot see patients without a valid up to date card!

Please understand that whilst you will always see Dr Averns, you will also be assessed by other members of the team including our Arthritis Society therapists, Rheumatology Fellows (trainees) and Family Medicine Residents – this is how we develop the ability to see new patients sooner. SO YOU ARE MOST LIKELY TO BE INITIALLY ASSESSED BY ANOTHER MEMBER OF THE TEAM, BUT YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE A SPECIALIST ASSESSMENT TOO .


Why do I have to fill out that form every time I come to clinic?

We are meticulous about data collection, and our practice is involved in a number of important research projects.  As such we collect a lot of information about outcome in various musculoskeletal diseases, which we believe will be useful to inform better care in the future.


 We have removed our web based forms until further notice