Your first appointment is mainly about diagnosis. You need to bring all letters, x-rays and MRI scans pertaining to the injury or condition in question.
What should I wear to my appointment?
During the appointment Dr Kilby will need to assess the arm or leg in question. This is most easily done unhindered by tight or restrictive clothing. For knees and hips please bring a pair of shorts to change into. For arms a t-shirt is best.
Billing and insurance
All appointments incur an initial consultation fee. You can claim a proportion of this back at Medicare. If you need surgery, post operative appointments are, on most occasions, included in the cost of the surgery. Payments can be made using debit or credit card.
The first step is to go to the local emergency department and get an x-ray. From here you will be referred to our fracture clinic on a Tuesday where you will be seen by Dr Kilby and his registrar.
What if I have a non-acute injury?
Long standing or chronic hip and knee problems can be seen as elective appointments in the rooms at the Bathurst Specialist Centre. This is open to both public and private patients.
Can I eat on the day of Surgery?
Strictly no eating within 6 hours of your surgery. This means nil by mouth (food or liquid) from midnight the night before your surgery.