Team &
General Info

In every setback, we see a comeback.

We are a private orthopaedic and sports medicine practice that is committed to performance. Whether you’re a professional athlete or an everyday athlete, our goal is to put injury on the sidelines. So you can keep on moving forward.

Fees

Consultation

Canberra Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine does not “bulk bill”, unless there are extenuating circumstances. This can be discussed with the rooms.

Fees are payable on the day of consultation. We accept cash, cheques, EFTPOS and major credit cards (except American Express or Diners Club). You will receive an invoice and receipt from these consultations which you can take to the Medicare Office or claim online for the rebate.

Note: signatures as a forms of verification on credit and debit cards will be phased out and PINs will be the main form of credit card authorisation.

Understanding the costs

We will do our best to help you understand the costs within the private health care framework. Knowing how much your treatment will cost is called Informed Financial Consent. It is very important that you understand and are well informed regarding your financial commitment to Dr Porter and associated costs prior to your surgery.

To discuss any financial concerns you may have with your surgery, call us on 6201 6989.

Your invoice

You will be invoiced after your operation. Upon payment you will be given a receipt so that you can claim part of the fee from Medicare and your Private Health Insurer.

If a third party other than a health fund (such as Workers’ Compensation or Sporting Clubs) is liable for payment of fees, written acceptance of payment is required from the third party prior to surgery.

Our Practitioners

Dr. Mark Porter

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Porter’s expertise is in sports orthopaedic surgery of the upper and lower limbs. This largely comprises arthroscopic, reconstructive procedures and trauma of the knee, shoulder, ankle, elbow, wrist and hand.

Dr. Rachel Harris

Sports and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Rachel Harris is a Sport & Exercise Medicine Doctor.

For appointments, a referral from your local GP, another specialist, physiotherapist, or an A&E department is preferred.

https://www.drrachelharris.com/

Dr. Kylie Shaw

Sports and Exercise Medicine Physician

Dr. Shaw sub-specialises in sports injuries and musculoskeletal problems of the upper and lower limbs.

For appointments, a referral from a GP or other specialist, is required.

www.drkylieshaw.com.au

Referrals

If you have attended an Accident and Emergency department, a medical centre at the ski slopes, a public registrar review clinic, &/or other public orthopaedic clinic, and would like to be managed in the private system, you are entitled to do this. Your referral letter can be brought to any orthopaedic surgeon.

Dr. Porter is happy to receive such referrals. However if your surgery has already been performed within the public system, your follow-up care is best carried out by the surgeon who either supervised or performed your surgery. This can be arranged at the public hospital or in the surgeon’s private rooms. Generally, Dr. Porter does not accept the post-operative care of cases looked after in the public system.

Request a referral pack

Make an appointment

Canberra Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Suite 21, Calvary Clinic,
40 Mary Potter Circuit,
Bruce ACT 2617