QOC Qld Ortho Clinic

Initial Consult

What to do when you have an appointment

  • Ensure that you have a valid referral from your GP
  • Bring identity documentation including Medicare, Concession and Private Insurance cards
  • Bring all previous imaging CDs and films as relevant
  • Wear comfortable clothing and appropriate under garments as the doctor may need to ask you to derobe for examination of your shoulder or knee.
  • It is advised that ladies kindly wear a singlet if the shoulder is the primary concern as it enables Dr Gupta to easily examine the joint.
  • Shorts are advised to be worn if the knee joint is the source of concern.
  • Bring a list of all medications that you take.
  • Please make a list of all your queries; concerns that ¬†you may want addressed by the doctors. Research has shown that during a consult most patients forget the key questions they wanted to ask the doctor!

During the Interview

  • Ask all questions that you may have regarding the condition / operation
  • Bring a family member or close friend if you feel the need for support
  • Tell the doctor if you are taking any blood thinning medications as this may need to be stopped or changed prior to your surgery
  • Tell the doctor if you have any allergies or medical problems (including Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Cardiac issues)
  • The doctor may discuss risks of non operative vs operative management and you may be consented for an operation if needed.
  • Ask again to clarify any doubts.

Consultations Fees

  • Standard Consult $250
  • Review Consult $120
  • Extended Consult / Second Opinion $300
Injections and other procedures occur an additional charge.
Physiotherapy/ Hand Therapy : Patients will incur a charge as quoted by the therapist.
Splints/ Braces : May be purchased from Kinematic Rehab.