Dr Tjeuw is available by appointment only. Please inform his secretary if you need to be seen urgently and all efforts will be made to accommodate this.
New patients should bring the following to their appointment:
- A valid letter of referral (usually from your GP). This is necessary to claim a medicare rebate.
- Investigation results, ie. Blood tests and imaging (x-rays, CT scans, etc.)
- Completed Patient History and Patient Registration forms, which will be sent to you at the time of making an appointment. Please complete these forms prior to your consultation.
- Medicare card.
- Pensioner concession card (if you have one).
- Private health fund card (if you have one).
If in doubt, bring it along.
What to Expect
Dr Tjeuw allocates 40 minutes for new patients to take a detailed history of your Rheumatological symptoms and to review your concurrent health issues. He will perform a tailored physical examination, so please come dressed accordingly. Dr Tjeuw is likely to order further investigations and will instigate a therapeutic strategy to make you better. Subsequent consultations are allocated 20 minutes for review of progress and outlining further management plans.
What is a Rheumatologist?
A Rheumatologist is a medical specialist with expertise in conditions affecting the joints, muscles and bones. Rheumatism is an archaic term that refers to the art and science of Rheumatology. It is not a condition in itself. Examples of rheumatological conditions include rheumatoid arthritis, gout and osteoarthritis.
Please visit the Australian Rheumatology Association website for further details.