Information for patients

New patients

All patients are required to have a valid referral from their GP or specialist, and to send through copies of any relevant testing. Professor Weerasooriya will review your referral and arrange any testing required .

Complete our new patient form here.

We are a private billing practice.

Please note that Professor Weerasooriya only undertakes procedures in private hospitals. Procedure costs are shared by the patient, Medicare, and private health insurance (as long as the level of cover is silver or gold). Patients are requested to know their level of cover prior to their appointment to assist in planning. Read our frequently asked questions about private health insurance here.

Total rhythm care

Excellent heart rhythm management is not just about procedures. It is now well established that outcomes are improved by lifestyle modification (particularly weight loss) and by diagnosis and management of sleep apnoea, coronary artery disease, high cholesterol and hypertension. 

For this reason, patients may be referred to testing services and specialists outside of the Heart Rhythm Clinic. We have clinical but not economic relationships with cardiac testing services, specialised imaging services, exercise and rehabilitation services via the cardiac rehabilitation team at Hollywood Private Hospital, and testing and management services for sleep apnoea to offer a completely individualised management plan to our patients.

Cardiac testing