Patient Info

Making an Appointment

To make an appointment with any specialist doctor like an orthopaedic surgeon, you will need a referral from your general practitioner. You can make your appointment with Dr John Scott by phoning 07 3010 3520.

Fees

Consultation fees are payable at the time of your consultation. A portion of the fee may be refundable through Medicare.

The consultation fees will be discussed with you when you contact us to make an appointment.  If surgery is necessary, these fees will also be discussed with you in person.

Useful Links

The following are links to the hospitals where Dr Scott operates:

FAQs

How do I get a referral?

A referral from a medical practitioner (GP) is essential. Medicare will not fund any consultation which is not requested by a medical practitioner.

What do I bring to the first appointment?

You will need to bring the following to your first appointment:

  • Your referral letter from your GP or another medical practitioner – this is required under the Medicare regulations.
  • Your Medicare card.
  • Most imaging such as x-rays, ultrasound or MRI are accessible online however if you have hard copies of these films, please bring it with you to the appointment.

Can I get Dr Scott to order a MRI scan before the first appointment?

This is not usually done but can be appropriate in selected cases. You would need to discuss this with Dr Scott’s reception staff and provide a detailed GP referral first.

Does Dr Scott offer non-surgical options?

Yes. There are many non-surgical options available for all shoulder and upper limb problems. Once you have been examined, Dr Scott will discuss with you what these are and whether they would be appropriate in your particular case.

What if I have problems after my surgery?

Some pain and a degree of discomfort is naturally expected during the first weeks after surgery. However, please contact Dr Scott’s rooms if you are very concerned, and particularly if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Fever
  • Excessive swelling and/or redness around the wound
  • Severe pain