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Nephrology - public patients


This page contains information for general practitioners on how to refer patients aged 16 years and over to the Nephrology specialist at Mater Hospital Brisbane.

Scope of Service

This service includes referrals for:

-  General nephrology

-  Diabetic renal disease

-  Chronic renal failure

Referral Criteria

Please include all of the minimum referral requirements and:


-  FBC

-  MSU

-  Urine protein:creatinine ratio (albumin:creatinine ratio for diabetics)

-  Relevant scan reports

Mater Adult Referral Form

Referrals can be sent by:

Secure messaging           Medical Objects:   HM4101000R8

                                     HealthLink EDI:      materref                                                                                             

Fax                                07 3163 8548

Referral Categorisation

Available appointments are provided to our patients based on clinical priority

This should be used as a general guideline only – categorisation will be based on the individual referral.


-  Acute glomerulonephritis

-  Nephrotic syndrome

-  Acute renal failure

-  Stable chronic renal failure

-  Haematuria

-  Proteinuria

Mater endeavours to see all priority patients within 30 days from GP referral

Mater endeavours to see all semi urgent patients within 3 months from GP referral

Mater endeavours to see all routine referrals within 12 months from GP referral

Your patient may want to consider a referral to a private specialist.


Our Specialists

Dr Michael Burke Director of Nephrology
Dr Richard Baer Renal Dialysis Physician 


Bulk Billed Clinics

Mater Health Services offers patients the opportunity to attend bulk billed clinics. To provide your patient with the opportunity to attend a bulk billed specialist clinic, please provide a named referral to one of our specialists listed above.

Contact Us

If you would like to discuss a referral, including clinical criteria, or update the status of a current patient please contact our priority GP phone line on 07 3163 2200 

Content reviewed 23/12/15


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