Shoulder Clinic


There’s more to your consultation than booking an appointment. Please take a moment to read through all the information provided here so you understand what may be required of you before you see Dr Cutbush.


Making your appointment

To make an appointment to see Dr Cutbush you can call the rooms on (07) 3063 5500 Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 8:30am and 4:30pm or email the office on

What you’ll need

Please bring a current referral from your General Practitioner or specialist. This provides Dr Cutbush with important information regarding your condition, and enables you to claim part of your consultation cost through Medicare. If you’re unsure if your referral is current, just check with the reception staff when booking. Also, if you’ve been advised by your physiotherapist or other allied health professional to see Dr Cutbush, you will still need a referral from your GP to claim through Medicare.

Specific items you’ll need to bring for your first appointment:

  • Referral from your GP
  • Medicare Card
  • Health Insurance Information (if applicable)
  • Any X-rays, CT scans, MRIs and any other information relevant to your condition
  • If you’ve had previous surgery with another doctor for your condition, please bring any information about that operation that could prove helpful
  • Workers compensation claim details, if applicable.

Initial Consultation

The cost of the initial consultation is $250.00. With a current referral, a portion of this is claimable from Medicare.The current medicare rebate for an initial consultation is $76.15.

The fee for an initial telehealth consultation is $250.00. The rebate for an initial telehealth consultation is $114.20.

Your private health insurance does not contribute to consultation fees.

Subsequent Consultation

Dr Cutbush may require you to return for a review consultation. This may be to discuss results from further investigations and/or to review your progress and future treatment. The cost of the subsequent consultation is $118.00. With a current referral, a portion of this is claimable from Medicare. The medicare rebate for a subsequent consultation is $38.25.

The fee for a subsequent consultation conducted via telehealth is $118.00. The rebate for a subsequent telehealth consultation is $57.35.

Your health insurance does not contribute to consultation fees.

Postop Physiotherapy Co-appointments with Dr Cutbush

After your operation correct physiotherapy is important if you are to get the best result possible. We routinely book your postop follow-up appointments as a co-appointment with both Dr Cutbush and a physiotherapist from Extend therapy. This suits most patients, however, if you prefer to just see Dr Cutbush please let the office know before the appointment.

For a co-appointment the fee for the physiotherapist is $95.00. Depending on your health insurance much of this may be covered by your insurance.

There is no fee for the first postop visit with Dr Cutbush, after that the consultation fee to see Dr Cutbush for a postop visit, in conjunction with the physiotherapist, is $70.00. You will receive a medicare rebate of $38.25.
Surgery Fees

Dr Cutbush’s surgical fees are guided by the Australian Medical Association schedule of fees.  Dr Cutbush does not no gap or known gap initial surgical procedures.

We will give you, our patient, the best possible care for your shoulder problem. It isn’t possible to do this through a bulk billing practice.

Postoperative Consultation

You will be advised of your postoperative appointment before you discharge from hospital. For most shoulder procedures Dr Cutbush will want to see you six weeks after your operation to review your progress and to discuss your future rehabilitation.

Physiotherapists are experts at guiding your postoperative rehabilitation. We arrange your postoperative appointments as co-appointments with an expert shoulder physiotherapist from Extend Rehabilitation and with Dr Cutbush.  If it doesn’t suit you to see the physiotherapist with Dr Cutbush please let us know and we will book your postoperative apointment with Dr Cutbush only.

Extra Costs

Occassionally, a minor procedure such as an injection may be performed during your consultation. You may be charged extra for these procedures.

Payment Information

Payment is required at the time of your consultation. You may pay by Eftpos, credit card, cash, cheque, money order.  The credit cards that the office accepts are Visa, MasterCard and Bankcard only.

Please advise the office prior to your consultation if another party such as Workcover or an insurance company will be paying Dr Cutbush’s fees. Before seeing Dr Cutbush we will need your claim number and insurer contact details, to confirm with the third party that they accept to pay your account. Invariably, the confirmation will need to be via letter, email or fax. If the third party does not agree, you will need to pay the consultation fee before seeing Dr Cutbush.

Confirmation of your appointment

If you give the office your mobile phone number, an SMS reminder will be sent out one business day prior to your appointment. Please reply to the SMS to confirm your attendance.

Cancelling or rescheduling an appointment

Please let us know at least one day prior to your appointment if you need to cancel or reschedule.

Where to find us

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