Commencing his training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the tropics of Far North Queensland in 2001, Dr. Brad Armstrong went on to complete his training in 2009.
Brad originally grew up in Brisbane and trained locally at the University of Queensland medical school. His final years at medical school were spent in North Queensland and he commenced training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Cairns Base Hospital.
During his specialist training, Dr Armstrong has worked all over Queensland from Brisbane to the Torres Strait. The majority of his training has been in Obstetrics and pregnancy management which remain his focus in practice now.
Being a father to three children, Dr Armstrong understands how important an event like pregnancy is.
In 2009, Brad opened his private practice and quickly established a reputation as an obstetrician focused on quality care. He set up the first private practice in Brisbane to offer postnatal home midwife visits to his patients.
An opportunity subsequently surfaced to set up the new maternity unit at Greenslopes Private Hospital as well as Brisbane’s most comprehensive obstetric practice, Greenslopes Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Fulfilling a dream to have an on-site hospital practice with physiotherapy, diabetic education, dietician, obstetric physician, endocrinology and paediatric services, this soon became a reality.
Brad delivered the first baby at Greenslopes Private Hospital in February 2013, a milestone for one of Australia’s largest veteran hospitals.
He has been appointed Director of Obstetrics at the new Greenslopes Private Hospital Maternity Unit. He continues to educate medical and midwifery students as a senior lecturer for the University of Queensland. He was awarded the Prof. John Pearn Medal for Excellence in Clinical Teaching University of Queensland in 2018.
In between a busy practice and family life, Brad has taken up the Crossfit phenomenon in his limited spare time at Crossfit Brisbane.
Dr. Brad Armstrong, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, operates and consults at Greenslopes Private Hospital
Dr Brad Armstrong has a full-time practice at Greenslopes Private Hospital with rooms on site. Greenslopes Private Hospital is a leading private hospital in Brisbane, with modern facilities and access to top-class specialists in other areas of medicine.
Suite 2F Lobby Level
Greenslopes Private Hospital
Greenslopes QLD 4120
Dr. Armstrong has no other practice locations, although does have visiting rights to the Mater Mothers' Hospital and Royal Brisbane and Womens' Hospital should preterm complications develop.
- Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery 1998 - University of Queensland
- Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
- Senior Lecturer University of Queensland
- Prof. John Pearn medal for excellence in clinical teaching University of Queensland 2018
- Dec 1998 - Jan 2000 Intern Townsville General Hospital QLD Australia 100 Angus Smith Drv Douglas QLD 4814 (07) 4796 1111 Terms : General Medicine, General Surgery, O&G, Emergency, Anaesthetics
- Jan 2000 - Jan 2001 Junior House Officer Townsville General Hospital (as above) and Cairns Base Hospital The Esplanade Cairns QLD 4870 (07) 4050 6333 and Palm Island Hospital Palm Island QLD 4816 (07) 4752 5100Anaesthetics, Paediatrics, Emergency, O&G
- Jan 2001 - Jan 2002 Principal House Officer Cairns Base Hospital (as above)O&G, Paediatrics
- Jan 2002 - Jan 2004 Training Registrar in O&G Mater Mothers' Hospital Raymond Terrace South Brisbane QLD 4101 (07) 31638664
- Jan 2004 - Jan 2005 Training Registrar in O&G Logan Hospital Meadowbrook QLD 4131 (07) 32998777
- Jan 2005 - Jan 2006 Training Registrar in O&G Cairns Base Hospital (as above)
- Passed RANZCOG Written Examination first attempt Feb 2005
- Passed RANZCOG Clinical Examination first attempt Oct 2005
- Jan 2006 - 2007 12 month gap in practice due to childcare commitments - Locum O&G Registrar in QLD, NSW and WA at various times during this year
- Jan 2007 - Jan 2008 Training Registrar in O&G Logan Hospital (as above)
- Jan 2008 - Jan 2009 Training Registrar in O&G Part-time Logan Hospital (as above)
- Jan 2009 - July 2009 Training Registrar in O&G Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital Cnr Butterfield St and Bowen Bridge Road Herston QLD 4029 (07) 3636 8111
- Awarded FRANZCOG 12th July 2009
- July 2009 - October 2009 Staff Specialist in O&G Logan Hospital
- September 2009 - Commenced private practice Sunnybank Private Hospital
- February 2013 - Commenced private practice Director of Obstetrics Greenslopes Private Hospital
- June 2018 - Prof. John Pearn Medal for Excellence in Clinical Teaching University of Queensland 2018
Current Jurisdictions with Current Registration
- Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency MED 0001197599
- Indooroopilly State School 1984 - 1990
- Brisbane Boys' College 1987 - 1991
- University of Queensland 1992 - 1998
English Language Test
- Passed IELTS 2003 - Level 9
Ongoing Medical Education
- Prof. John Pearn Medal for Excellence in Clinical Teaching University of Queensland 2018
- Senior Lecturer University of Queensland
- Quarterly Perinatal Morbidity Meetings Greenslopes Private Hospital
- Continuing Professional Development Program RANZCOG
- Combined QLD/NSW RANZCOG Meeting 2011
- Australian Menopause Society Meeting 2011
- Perineal Repair / Urinary Incontinence RANZCOG Workshops 2011
- Advanced Obstetric Ultrasound, Gold Coast 2009
- Anatomy of Complications Workshop, Perth 2008
- Maternity Crisis Resource Management Course, 2008
- K2 Fetal Monitoring Training System, 2007
- Neonatal Resuscitation Program, 2007
- Advanced Life Support Program, 2007
- Animal Laboratory Surgical Skills, 2007
- Surf Life Saving Club member and ex-surfboat rower
- Alexandra Headlands 1996
- Mooloolaba 1998
- Townsville 1998 - 99
- Cairns 2001
- Coolum 2002 - 03
- Kurrawa 2006 - 07
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
- Crossfit Level 2 Trainer
- Good coffee
Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2002 Feb;42(1):88-90. Pregnancy in a woman with Friedreich's ataxia complicated by pulmonary embolism. Armstrong BA, Howat PW. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Cairns Base Hospital, Queensland, Australia.
Fees & Billing
We accept cash, credit card, eftpos, paypass and cheques for payments. We have facilities on site for online Medicare claiming if you are registered for this which means your Medicare rebate is returned to your nominated bank account automatically.
Please discuss fees with our reception staff when making an appointment and a schedule of fees can be emailed to you prior to an appointment.
Please request an email for a schedule of fees or see the Greenslopes Obstetrics and Gynaecology website for further details www.gsog.com.au
Ultrasounds at Our Practice
Any ultrasounds at the practice do not incur an extra charge.
I try to use pathology companies that bulk bill whenever possible. A thin prep pap smear incurs an out of pocket charge of approximately $40.
Delivery Fees Insured Patients
With all insured patients, I do not charge any gap for delivery so there are no out of pocket fees apart from the excess on your policy for a hospital stay.
Anaesthetic services (if required) may incur an out of pocket expense depending on the anaesthetist on call.
A paediatrician will be assigned to you at delivery. Please check with your private fund if your baby is covered for Special Care Nursery admission.
Delivery Fees Uninsured Patients
I will discuss an outline of fees for uninsured patients at the first visit.
There would also be fees applicable for a hospital stay, anaesthetic services (if required) and paediatric services. Quotations for these can be arranged.
The Pregnancy Management Fee
The Pregnancy Management Fee or PMF is a fee charged by all obstetricians for management of a pregnancy which has progressed past 20 weeks.
The official Medicare item number for this is 16590 and is defined as …
“Planning and management of a pregnancy that has progressed beyond 20 weeks provided the fee does not include any amount for the management of the labour and/or delivery, payable once only for any pregnancy that has progressed beyond 20 weeks where the practitioner intends to undertake the delivery for a privately admitted patient, not being a service to which item 16591 applies”
The fee is payable between 20 and 30 weeks of pregnancy.
It reimburses the obstetrician for providing 24/7 cover and the disruption to their lives this causes, as well as arranging appropriate and equivalent specialist on call cover when they are not available.
Pregnancy and birthing are not Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm processes and require 24/7 coverage. Imagine what a plumber would charge for a 3am call out to fix a leaking pipe ?
A certain amount of the PMF can be reimbursed …
- Some private health funds will reimburse you a percentage of the PMF depending on your fund. It may be worthwhile checking with your fund.
- If you have not reached the Medicare safety net when paying the PMF, you are eligible for a rebate of approximately $310. If you have reached the safety net, you are eligible for a $520 rebate from Medicare.
I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have in regards to this fee.