Non-urgent appointments can be made during our office hours by phoning one of our receptionists on 02 49 346600.
Urgent appointments – whilst we always try to facilitate priority access to urgent problems, it is always best to have your GP phone to speak to Dr Reece if urgent treatment is required.
What to bring to appointments
- A current referral. Usually a valid referral letter from your doctor is required. This will enable part of your consultation fee to be claimed back from Medicare. A referral from a GP lasts 12 months, a referral from a specialist lasts 3 months.
- Radiology images and reports
- Pathology reports
- If relevant, you should also bring: Medicare Card, private health cover information, DVA card, worker’s compensation claim details, or CTP claim information.
Your consultation with Dr Lynette Reece may include
- Examination of affected area
- Assessment, diagnosis and advice on most Orthopaedic problems
- Selection of appropriate radiology/pathology tests
- Where possible referral for non-operative treatments like physiotherapy and exercises
- If required, detailed explanation of surgical procedure, techniques, preparations and recovery expectations.
- Follow-up care and assessment
Dr Reece performs adult procedures at Maitland Private Hospital. Procedures may be covered by Private Health Insurance, Workers Compensation, Veterans Affairs, Defence Personnel, or self-funded.
Many Paediatric ailments do not require surgical intervention but do require specialised treatment and education. If surgery is required it is usually done at Maitland Private Hospital but in some specialised infant cases, can be performed at Maitland Public Hospital.