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Your First Appointment

At your first appointment, Dr. Farah will take a thorough history and perform a detailed examination of the hip and/or knee joint(s) to determine the impact your condition is having on your everyday life. You may be referred for further X-rays, an MRI or other tests to confirm the diagnosis.

To ensure that your first visit to see Dr. Farah is of maximum benefit, please remember the following:

  1. Bring with you your referral letter from your family doctor;
  2. Bring with you an uptodate list of any medications you are on;
  3. Bring with you any relevant operation records or physiotherapy reports;
  4. Bring with you any relevant old or current X-ray films, bone-scans, MRI films or other relevant tests;
  5. Dress in clothes that will allow easy access to the affected joint during the clinical examination;
  6. Your Medicare card and Private Health Insurance details;
  7. If you are an aged-pensioner, please bring your current pension card;
  8. If your condition/injury is work-related, please bring your workers compensation details including your claim number, insurer, and case manager’s contact details.