Consultation fees: Med1 Clinic is a Bulk Billing clinic for most of our doctors and medical services.        Registration Fees: The registration fee is $25.       Please note that consultations with Dr Zahra Tabrizi and Dr Heidi Andersen are only bulk billing for under 16 years old & pension/ health care card holders.    You will need to pay an out-of-pocket fee, which will be vary depending on your consultation. Please call reception on 9191 6454 for more information.

When Do You Need to See an Orthopedic Specialist Doctor?

March 27, 2024 by med1clinic

Orthopedic specialist doctors are the unsung heroes in the medical field, focusing on diagnosing and treating ailments related to the musculoskeletal system. This includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles — components vital for movement and daily activity. Knowing when to consult an orthopedic specialist can be crucial in managing pain, preventing further injury, and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. At Med1 Clinic, our team of skilled orthopedic specialists and bulk billing doctors are committed to providing comprehensive care tailored to each patient’s unique needs.

Persistent Pain

One of the primary indicators that it’s time to see an orthopedic specialist is experiencing persistent or chronic pain in your bones, joints, or muscles that lasts for several weeks or longer. This type of pain can significantly impact your quality of life and may indicate conditions such as arthritis, bursitis, or osteoporosis.

Limited Range of Motion

If you notice a decrease in your ability to move a joint or body part, this could be a sign of an underlying condition that requires attention. Limited range of motion may result from injury, repetitive use, or age-related wear and tear.

Injury or Trauma

Accidents happen, and when they involve significant force or impact, consulting with an orthopedic specialist is essential. Whether it’s a sports injury, a fall, or a vehicular accident, early intervention can prevent long-term damage and ensure proper healing.

Numbness and Tingling

Experiencing occasional numbness or tingling in your extremities can be a common occurrence, often resulting from simple things like sitting in one position for too long. However, when these sensations become frequent or pervasive, it may be time to consult an orthopedic specialist.


Deformities in bones or joints can indicate serious orthopedic issues requiring specialist attention. Whether due to congenital conditions, injury, or disease, these abnormalities can affect mobility and quality of life. At Med1 Clinic, our orthopedic specialists and bulk billing doctors are adept at diagnosing and treating such deformities, offering personalised care plans to address and manage these complex conditions.

Understanding when to seek the expertise of an orthopedic specialist can make a difference to your overall health and well-being. At Med1 Clinic, our bulk billing doctors and orthopedic specialists are here to guide you through diagnosis, treatment, and recovery, ensuring you receive the highest quality care. Don’t let pain or injury keep you from enjoying life to the fullest. Call us at (03) 9191 6454 today and take the first step towards a healthier tomorrow.

After Hours & Emergency Care

If you require after-hours medical attention still you can call our phone, but it will direct you to our nominated after-hours service (DoctorDoctor) or you can directly call them on 13 26 60. Bulk billed telehealth consults or home visits where appropriate are available by DoctorDoctor, where a patient holds a valid Medicare or Department of Veteran affairs card.

If you require URGENT medical attention, please call 000 or present to the Emergency Department. The closest emergency hospitals are:

Austin Hospital: 145 Studley Road, Heidelberg, VIC 3084. Tel: (03) 9496 5000
Box Hill Hospital: 8 Arnold St, Box Hill, VIC 3128. Tel: 1300 342 255

First Nation Acknowledgement

Med1 Clinic acknowledges that our General Practice is located on the lands of many Traditional Custodians in Victoria, and we welcome all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to this practice. We recognise that Indigenous Australians have an ongoing connection to the land and MED1 Clinic values their unique contribution to the wider community. According to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and 15 National Health Practitioner Boards and in line with national medical standards, codes and guidelines across all our clinic has a shared commitment to ensuring that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have access to health services that are culturally safe and free from racism so that they can enjoy a healthy life, equal to that of other Australians, enriched by a strong living culture, dignity and justice.


Med1 Clinic gives you a quick access to world-class, experienced GPs, allied health professionals and specialists who are passionate about the health and wellbeing of our patients.

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