Call (07) 3346 1770Contact us online for an appointment or visit us at our Annerley, Wellington Point or Gumdale clinics
COVID-19 Update: Telehealth and face-to-face consultations are available, and surgery is being conducted. Strict hygiene measures and social distancing systems are in place. Dr King and his team are fully booster-vaccinated against COVID-19.
In order for Dr King to make an assessment of your lower limb condition and make recommendations for treatment, he first needs to see you for an appointment at the Annerley, Gumdale or Wellington Point clinic. Appointments at all clinics can be made by phoning reception on 3346 1770. Please be aware that while Dr King makes every effort to be on time, there are occasions where unforeseen events can result in a delay. For this reason, we recommend that you allow for some extra time after your appointment.
At your appointment, Dr King will ask you about the history of your condition and conduct a physical exam as required. It’s very important to bring along any Xrays, CT scans or MRIs (in addition to the radiology reports) that you have had done with you to your appointment, or provide Dr King with electronic access to these. Our reception staff can advise how you can obtain these.
In some cases, Dr King will request further diagnostic tests before recommending treatment. He will provide you with any radiology or pathology referrals and ask you to come back for a follow-up appointment once you have had the tests done.
Dr King may or may not recommend surgery, depending on your condition. Should a surgical plan not be advised, medical management and/or physiotherapy, podiatry, activity modification or other measures may be recommended, along with follow-up appointments with Dr King to monitor your progress.
If surgery is recommended, he will explain the procedure and discuss any risks or potential complications so that you may make an informed decision to go ahead. He may refer you to another health practitioner if you have concurrent medical issues that need to be taken into consideration before proceeding with the operation. Dr King will answer any questions you might have about the length of time in hospital, recovery times etc. Once a date has been set you will be sent an information pack with detailed instructions regarding the hospital stay, anaesthetic, peri-operative information and a fee estimate. The information pack will also include consent forms for you to sign and return, if this was not attended to at your appointment. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your surgery, please don’t hesitate to contact reception.
Patients who are undergoing hip and knee replacement surgery will be invited to join ‘My Mobility’, which is an android/apple supported ‘surgical recovery companion’ app that supports patients in their journeys to recovery:
For surgical patients, the length of your stay in hospital varies depending on the procedure and your recovery. You may be seen by a physiotherapist in hospital who will give you some exercises to do to help aid in your recovery.
Once Dr King is happy with your progress you will be able to return home. You will be supplied with instructions regarding wound care, medications, suitable activities and when to come back for your post-operative review.
In order to have an Independent Medical Examination (IME), the first step is to have a medicolegal appointment booked on your behalf by your claims manager. They will send Dr King all relevant medical reports, medical history and imaging (Xray, MRI and CT scans and reports) as requested, prior to your appointment. Your appointment involves an initial consultation to collect a thorough history, conduct a physical examination and review any scans/x-rays. Dr King will report his findings to the third party who organised the appointment. The cost of the report varies depending on its complexity and length of time it takes to compile, and is separate to the consultation fee.
Individuals who require medical certification (e.g. for defence/police recruiting) are welcome to arrange an appointment themselves; please let reception know the purpose of your visit when you call to make your appointment.