Before Your Appointment

We invite you to complete your Patient Registration securely online before your appointment.

Please bring:

  • Your referral
  • All relevant imaging e.g. x-ray, MRI/CT scan, ultrasound
  • Health care cards – Medicare, private health insurance, pension, Veterans’ Affairs
  • Other relevant correspondence and test results
  • Preferred: Patient Registration Form completed in advance of your appointment

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing that can be easily adjusted or removed.

At Your Appointment

Dr Chia will take a detailed history, perform an examination of the relevant body part and review your imaging along with any other related information. He will then make a recommendation regarding your further treatment. A letter will be dictated and sent to your GP (or referring doctor). Please allow up to a week for this to arrive.

During your consultation with Dr Chia, he will provide you with information regarding your procedure that is relevant to your individual needs. For common procedures, he will also provide you with a brochure published by the Australian Orthopaedic Association (not available online due to copyright restrictions).

If you still have questions after your consultation, he will be very happy to discuss these further until you have a clear understanding of your upcoming surgery.

Following your first appointment, an initial consultation fee is payable on the day. Part of this can be claimed from Medicare. Follow up appointments are usually scheduled at this time but if you require an investigation such as an MRI scan, please allow 1-2 days following your procedure for the report to reach our office.