Patient Information

Dr Compton aims to always provide the highest quality care. Here is some basic information to support your first appointment.

Initial appointment:

On your initial appointment, please bring:

  • Relevant letters from your treating practitioners eg doctor, physiotherapist, chiropractor, podiatrist, exercise physiologist, dietician or other allied health professional
  • All relevant investigations – including blood tests and imaging
    (eg x-ray, ultrasound, MRI)
  • A list of current medications
  • Your Medicare card

Please organise a referral from your General Practitioner (GP) to see Dr Compton. According to medicare guidelines, you will be ineligible to access subsidised imaging (such as MRI scans) without a GP referral.

Please provide 24 hours notice if your appointment needs to be rescheduled.

Clothing and equipment:

To make your appointment most effective:

    • Please wear clothes / shoes that ensure adequate exposure for musculoskeletal examination
    • If you have a lower limb or spinal problem, please dress so that you are comfortable while exposing your legs, or consider bringing shorts to change into
    • Similarly, if you have a shoulder problem, please consider your attire to enable adequate exposure
    • On occasion, running attire can be useful to reproduce subtle symptoms if a short run is required


To ensure quality care based on best practice principles, there is a charge for your consultation. Payment is required at the time of your appointment. You will be able to receive a Medicare rebate for part of your consultation cost. Please contact reception for detailed information regarding the current fee schedule.


If you are having trouble finding an appointment via our reception service, please submit this form. This gives Dr Compton an opportunity to see if there are any other options available to provide you with the right care quickly.