- What is the expertise of the treating practitioner?
- Where is the practitioner physically located?
No doubt the first of these considerations is the most important as poor treatment often leaves lifelong consequences. That being said there are some practical considerations about where you are treated to enable the efficient use of your time and to facilitate follow up appointments. If often amuses me that patients from Brisbane say they only want to see someone in Brisbane and yet people travel to see me for treatment from overseas, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland.
I suspect that some people from Brisbane are concerned about the traffic on the M1 but appointments in the morning are against the flow of traffic and I suspect are actually quicker if you live anywhere on the south side of Brisbane.
The trip is also cheaper when you take the cost of parking, which is free at Vein Doctors Group, into account.