DO YOU HAVE A REFERRAL?
You will need a referral from a specialist clinic or GP in order to make an appoint with our surgeons. Please have your details on hand when making an appointment with us.
To make an appointment with Reef Orthopaedic Clinic, please send us your referral. We are happy to accept referrals by fax or email.
Surgery is performed at the Cairns Day Surgery and Cairns Private Hospital. Our surgeons also work at the Cairns Hospital and are actively involved in the training of new surgeons on the australian orthopaedic surgery training program.
SPECIALISED, FRIENDLY, EFFICIENT
your only stop for first class Orthopaedic services
DR WILL BRYCESON
DR SAM MCKEWIN
DR ARVIND PURI
DR JEREMY LOVERIDGE
REGULARLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DO I NEED TO CONTACT THE CLINIC TO BOOK MY APPOINTMENT?
No our staff will endeavour to contact you within two weeks on receiptof your referral to offer the next available appointment.
DO I NEED A REFERRAL TO SEETHEORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON?
Yes, Once you have obtained a referral from your General Practitioner
or treating doctor the referral will be reviewed by our specialists and
sometimes further imaging such as CT or MRI scans will be arranged
for you. We will then contact you to arrange an appointment.. If your
referral is from your GP or another specialist you are able to claim a
rebate through Medicare.
Referrals are not required for our Acute Sports and Injury Clinic, as you will be assessed by one of our GP’s first, then your Orthopaedic surgeon.
DO I NEED TO MAKE A POST OPERATIVE
Your surgeon would like to see you 10 to 15 days after the surgery, this appointment will be arranged when your theatre date is booked. If however this is overlooked you can call the Reef Orthopaedic Clinic on
07 4041 8000 during normal working hours.
DO I NEED PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE
Private Health Insurance allows you to choose your practitioner and timeframe for elective surgery..
WHEN CAN I DRIVE AFTER DISCHARGE?
For motor vehicle insurance purposes you are safe to drive when you can walk comfortably. You are not cleared to drive until 6 weeks after a Total Knee Replacement. For Upper Limb surgery different restrictions may apply and this should be discussed with you surgeon.
HOW DO WE DETERMINE OUR FEES & CHARGES
The standard fee charged by our Practice is based on the Australian Medical Association recommended fee which means that part of your consultation and your surgical fee will not be covered by Medicare and/ or your private health insurance fund.