Initial Consultation

When you come to your first appointment, you will need to bring

  • A referral from your family doctor
  • X-rays (past and current) and any relevant scans
  • A list of medications you are taking
  • Medicare and Health fund details

Dr Zicat will:

  • Request detailed information about your symptoms
  • Take a medical history of your current and past ailments
  • Perform a thorough physical examination.

Ask Questions

It’s not uncommon to have questions or doubts, which we will encourage you to clarify before you leave the clinic.

Certain diagnostic tests such as blood tests or imaging tests may be ordered to confirm your diagnosis. Dr Zicat will take time to explain the investigation and treatment options.

Diagnosis & Recommendations

After reviewing any diagnostic results, Dr Zicat will explain the diagnosis to you and recommend appropriate treatment options. If surgery is necessary, a date for surgery can be booked at this consultation. Dr Zicat or his nurse will give you some information regarding this surgery to take home. Patients are under no pressure whatsoever to go ahead with surgery. If you are unsure at any time, please feel free to discuss it further with Dr Zicat or his Practice Nurse.

What is Next

Our team will go through the details of costs and logistics with you.

Our aim is to provide you with all the information that you would need to make informed decisions about managing your health.

If you still have questions when you leave the office, please do not hesitate to contact us, we are here to help.

  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Australian Institute of Musculo Skeletal Research
  • Arthroplasty Society Australia