Telehealth information for Dr Chia's patients

What is Telehealth?

Telehealth refers to providing medical consultations over the phone or via videoconferencing. This has been an accepted method of providing care to rural and remote areas for many years. With Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the need for social distancing Telehealth has become increasingly helpful in providing specialist care to patients whilst they undergo self-isolation or quarantine, and reduce the risk of exposure to the virus for the community.

What services can be provided by Telehealth?

Telehealth is suitable for all consultations that do not require a physical examination. Limited examinations can be performed via the Telehealth platform.

Dr Chia will take a full history and review all imaging. Any further tests such as CT scans or MRI scans can be arranged. Dr Chia will take the time necessary to discuss your problem and work out a treatment plan.

What if surgery is recommended?

Both emergency (urgent and essential) orthopaedic surgery and elective surgery can now be performed as COVID-19 related restrictions have been lifted.

Emergency cases include:

  • Fractures
  • Dislocations (unreduced)
  • Infections
  • Acute major tendon disruptions (such as biceps, pectoralis major)

Elective cases include:

  • Arthroplasty (joint replacement)
  • Instability surgery
  • Rotator cuff surgery

For appointments and enquiries, please phone (02) 8014 4252

Peninsula Orthopaedics Suite 20, Level 7 Northern Beaches Hospital 105 Frenchs Forest Road Frenchs Forest NSW 2086

Mona Vale Rooms Suite 502, 20 Bungan Street Mona Vale NSW 2103

Cremorne Rooms Suite 1, 402 Military Road Cremorne NSW 2090

Northside Orthopaedics Suite 403, Level 4 San Clinic Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Road Wahroonga NSW 2076

Orthopaedic Associates Level 1, Suite 1 Lakeview Private Hospital 17-19 Solent Circuit Norwest NSW 2153

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