Queensland eConsultant

Queensland eConsultant

The Mater eConsultant offers a ‘Request for Advice’ (RFA) service to support GPs' access to specialists input to provide clinical advice for adult patients (16 years and over) with complex chronic conditions. 

This is not a patient referral to the Mater Hospital but a request for timely clinical advice which may eliminate the need for a specialist face-to-face outpatient consultation. This is a free service for General practitioners, patients are not required to be involved with the Mater Adults hospital to be eligible. 

The request for advice is sent using a template set up within the practice software system. Templates and instructions for installing can be found  here. Responses will be received from an experienced specialist within 3 business days using secure messaging. 
  • Cardiology: Associate Professor Karam Kostner is Director of Cardiology at Mater Hospital Brisbane and has particular interest in preventative cardiology and lipid disorders 
  • Dermatology: Associate Professor Jim Muir qualified as a specialist dermatologist in 1994 and is the Director of the Department of Dermatology at the Mater 
  • Endocrinology: Professor David McIntyre trained in endocrinology in Australia and Belgium and is the Senior Staff Specialist in Endocrinology and Obstetric Medicine at the Mater and specialises in the medical complications of pregnancy 
  • General Nephrology: Dr Michael Burke is a general nephrologist, having undertaken his nephrology advanced training in Queensland and South Australia. He is a lecturer for the School of Medicine, University of Queensland 
  • Neurologist: Dr Andrew Swayne – is a consultant neurologist at the Mater Centre for Neurosciences. Dr Swayne completed his neurology training with experience through the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Gold Coast University Hospital and the Princess Alexandra Hospital 
  • Obstetric Medicine: Professor David McIntyre is a Senior Staff Specialist in obstetric medicine at the Mater Mothers’ Hospital and specialises in the medical complications of pregnancy 
  • Respiratory & Sleep: A/Prof Simon Bowler is a respiratory and sleep medicine physician at Mater Hospital Brisbane 

Professor Claire Jackson (CHSRI), Dr Narelle Fagermo (our Mater General Medicine eConsultant), and Dr Jos (GP, Leichardt Medical, Mount Isa) have shared their experience with eConsultant in Western Queensland.  

The Queensland eConsultant Partnership Program Mater Hospital: video featuring GPs from Western Queensland and Brisbane South discussing the benefits to GPs and patients of the eConsultant service

To participate in the eConsultant service please contact Dr Jenny Job:  j.job@mater.uq.edu.au