PRIVACY STATEMENT

CLINIC NEWS

Easter Room Closure

 

Hunter Knee + Shoulder Clinic will be closed from Friday 19th April to Monday 22nd April for the Easter Break. For any concerns please see your General Practitioner, for emergencies please attend your nearest Emergency Department. 

 

Attendance at "Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy Surgical Skills Training Course", Munich

  

In September Dr Osborne was one of five Australian surgeons invited to attend this course. The focus was on advanced techniques for treating both Rotator Cuff tears and instability pathologies.

 

Pre-operative Physiotherapy 

 

Darren Glendenning (B.App.Sc (Physiotherapy), M. Sports Phty, APA Sports Physiotherapist) has started seeing Dr Osborne's patients in preparation for their surgery. Darren is a very experienced physiotherapist who has a particular interest in shoulder and knee injuries including pre and post-operative rehabilitation. 

Your Appointment

When you book your appointment our staff will send you a confirmation letter.

Please arrive for your appointment ten minutes early for new appointments to enable our reception staff to record your details in our system and complete some paperwork.

You will need:

  • Your referral from your General Practitioner or other Doctor                                                                                                   
  • Any imaging or results pertaining to your condition
  • Your Medicare Card or DVA Gold Card
  • Your private health fund card
  • Your approval, if your condition is covered by a DVA White Card
  • Your approval from your insurer, details of your insurance company and claim number, if your condition is covered by Workers Compensation Insurance
  • To wear suitable clothing to allow for examination of the area of concern.

We make every attempt to see you at your allocated appointment time, however please be aware that on occasion the doctor may be running late. This may be due to an emergency or simply that some patients require extra time during their consultation.  We thank you in advance for your patience.

 

Payment for your consultation is required at the time of consultation.  This payment can be by cash, eftpos or credit card. Please note that a portion of this amount may be claimable from Medicare.  Our reception staff will be able to forward your claim to Medicare electronically for you.