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To make an appointment with Reef Orthopaedic Clinic, please send us your referral. 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 Injury Clinic, as you will be assessed by one of our GP’s first, then your Orthopaedic surgeon.
If you have had surgery elsewhere please bring a copy of your operation report to your consultation. If you have a work related problem please bring all the relevant documentation and claim information.
You will be thoroughly assessed by your surgeon and different treatment strategies will be discussed. Many orthopaedic problems can be managed with medication, physiotherapy and other aids such as splints or orthotics. Sometimes surgery is planned and then it is important to ensure that you are mentally and physically prepared for it. This is so you can maximise your chances of obtaining the outcome that you want from your operation.
If you wish to be treated at the Cairns Hospital as a public patient you must seek a referral to the Cairns Hospital from your treating practitioner.