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Dr Chien-Wen Liew is a Private Orthopaedic Surgeon & Director of Adelaide Orthopaedic & Trauma Specialists. Dr Liew specialises in conditions of the Hip, Knee and Shoulder. Appointments can be made to see Dr Liew at any of the following locations: Burnside Hospital, Health @ Hindrmash, Southern Specialist Centre, North Eastern Community, and The Barossa Valley.
To make an appointment, please call (08) 7325 4850 during business hours (9:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday). Alternatively, please fill out the contact form above including the reason for your appointment, and your best contact details. One of our staff will then be in touch with you in order to book a suitable appointment time and location.
Please note that you will be required to bring to your appointment a referral from your General Practitioner or Hospital Doctor stating your orthopaedic condition.
For medical emergencies, please dial 000 to access Adelaide’s Emergency Services
SELECT one to refer a patient to Dr Chien-Wen Liew:
A. Please advise patients to call (08) 7325 4850 during business hours (9:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday) to make an appointment.
B. Fax a referral to 1800 372 687 (Recently changed) at any time stating the condition and urgency of the referral.
C. For urgent referrals outside of business hours, please contact 1800 DR BONE (37 2663) to organise a referral
D. For urgent referrals during hours, please contact (08) 7325 4850 for access to Dr Liew’s Rapid Assessment Clinic
What to Bring to your appointment
1. Referral from a GP
2. All relevant radiology (ie MRI scans, Bone scans, Xrays, CT scans, Ultrasound Scans)
3. Medicare Card
4. Private Health Card
5. Workcover or 3rd party claim details (If applicable)
What to Wear
Appropriate clothing facilitates your examination and functional assessment.
SHOULDER: Loose fitting top. Removable jacket if required.
HIP: Shorts/Skirt or Pants that can easily be removed.
KNEE: Shorts/Skirt or Pants that can easily be removed.
A Referral is a letter from another doctor stating the reason why you require a specialist review. You need a referral for your account to be reimbursed by Medicare. A referral will contain details of the condition that requires an expert orthopaedic opinion for. The referrals can also contain other relevant information such as your past medical history, and what medications or allergies are relevant to you.
Without a referral, your account cannot be reimbursed by medicare meaning that you will have to pay the full fee for the consultation.
If you have been referred to see Dr Liew for your arthritic hip, and also have a painful shoulder that requires attention, you will need a referral which covers all of your conditions, as Medicare law requires a referral to specify each condition that you are being seen for.
To obtain a referral to see Dr Chien-Wen Liew, please see your General Practitioner, or Family Doctor.
Some appointments are urgent and require attention within a week. If your doctor decides that your condition cannot wait, then the referral needs to reflect the urgency so an appropriate appointment can be made.
Dr Chien-Wen Liew has developed strategies to see urgent cases within an appropriate timeframe. This sometimes means that appointments are double booked, or scheduled in tight time frames (i.e. between operating cases). In some circumstances, small delays are unavoidable, in order to provide the best care to all patients. Please be patient. If there are any prolonged delays, you will be notified in advanced.
There is a fee for consultation which is discounted for pensioners. Please bring your pensioner card with you if you feel you qualify for this discount.
In general, there is a small fee for surgical operations. This is dependent on the complexity of the operation being considered. Whilst every attempt is made to keep this co-payment small, there are some cases which require additional payments based on what your health fund covers.