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For PATIENTS

Dr Chien-Wen Liew is a Private Orthopaedic Surgeon & Director of Orthopaedics 360. Dr Liew specialises in conditions of the Hip and Knee. Appointments can be made to see Dr Liew at Orthopaedics 360 – Norwood

To make an appointment, please call (08) 7099 0188 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

For DOCTORS

SELECT one to refer a patient to Dr Chien-Wen Liew:

A. Please advise patients to call (08) 7099 0188 during business hours (9:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday) to make an appointment.

B. Fax a referral to (08) 7099 0171 at any time stating the condition and urgency of the referral.

C. For urgent referrals during hours, please contact (08) 7099 0188 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

What to Wear

Appropriate clothing facilitates your examination and functional assessment. 

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. 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. Initial consultation is $220 for an initial consultation, and $100 for review consultations. Medicare will rebate part of these fees. Dr Liew does not see Workcover or 3rd Party cases, but an appropriate referral can be suggested to you before seeing Dr Liew if you require.

Operations attract a set fee – This is dependent on the complexity of the operation being considered and in general is based off the AMA rates for surgery. The amount returned to you is different for different health funds. Our staff can guide you through this process if required prior to booking an appointment. 

Please note that surgery cancellations attract a fee if cancelled less than 10 days prior to surgery.

This is dependent on the type of surgery you require and its complexity. Patient specific technology requires the production of custom made preparation guides, which are made in Switzerland and shipped to Adelaide for each and every Total Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement operation. A wait time of up to 8 weeks from booking surgery depending on shipping and type of surgery can be expected. 

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