“We look forward to supporting you to provide the best outcomes for your injured patients.”
Second Opinion Medicine
If you wish to continue managing your patients, Next Gen Specialist Support is able to offer you and your patients fast and easy access to South Australia’s top treating medical specialists.
These specialists are able to assist you by providing clinical advice, thereby enabling you to provide the best care for your patients whilst remaining as your patient’s primary treating doctor.
What is Second Opinion Medicine?
- A voluntary service
- GP support and patient care focussed on
- Not a medico-legal opinion.
- 1 to 2 page clinical letter.
- A phone call to discuss findings and recommendations.
- We aim to offer an appointment within 10 working days from receipt of referral.
Second Opinion Medicine Review
If you require a subsequent Second Opinion Medicine appointment at a later stage of your patient’s recovery, either with the same of different specialist, we would be happy to review your patient to assess their progress, interpret any results, review any medications or new treatment plan.
A new referral requesting specifically for a review second opinion is required.
Ongoing specialist treatment and management for patients
If you or your patient would like us to take over clinical treatment, we are able to receive referrals for ongoing management. Our team of Occupational Physicians, Occupational Doctors, Specialist Physiotherapist, Exercise Physiologist, Psychologist and affiliated allied health professionals are able to assist you.
After their Second Opinion Medicine appointment, if you or your patient would like our Specialist Support doctors to take over management, arrangements can be made; this requires a separate referral requesting for management.
Medical Worksite Visit (MWSV)
WHAT is a MWSV?
A MWSV is a clinical assessment of a person’s capacity at their pre-injury or host workplace.
A MWSV is a consultative process that involves the patient/worker, one of our experienced occupational doctors, the employer and any other person who is part of the treating team.
A MWSV can offer many advantages for both the worker and the employer, including alleviation of fear, clarification of capacity, and linkage of capacity to available duties.
WHEN should a MWSV be considered?
A MWSV may be considered for any worker who may be finding it difficult to return to work for any of the following reasons:
- Ongoing pain
- Restricted function
- Lack of ‘suitable’ duties
- Fear of return to work
- Employer hesitancy or resistance
- Non-progression of claim
WHAT does a MWSV entail?
A MWSV will involve:
- An initial consult between the worker and one of our medical practitioners.
- An on-site medical assessment conducted by one of our medical practitioners at the specified workplace (pre-injury or host employer).
- A MWSV Report and follow-up phone call to the treating practitioner.
- A follow-up appointment if desired by the worker.
HOW do I book a MWSV?
There are a number of ways you can book a MWSV for your worker/client:
- Phone call to our NGOM rooms.
- Online portal via our website.
- See ‘Contact Details’ listed below
WHAT can I expect when I book in a MWSV?
- Initial consult on the same day or next day.
- On-site visit within 1-2 days after the initial consult.
- Report and follow-up phone call to treating practitioner within 48 hours of the on-site visit.
- Follow-up review if requested, at the end of the first week after commencement of work/placement.
Getting back to work and life back on track is key in taking control and overcoming the pain, that has frequently taken over the person in pain’s normal life.
At NGOM, our Specialist Physiotherapist, Peter Robert’s approach considers the person's perspectives and understandings, and undertakes an extensive review and assessment of all factors that may be contributing to non-recovery. Every person’s pain experience and disabilities are real, genuine, usually with an array of interacting dimensions underpinning their problem. A collaborative goal orientated approach is employed utilizing multimodal strategies to enable the individual on the pathway to recovery. This aims to develop optimism, hope and ownership of the recovery pathway.
Peter’s treatment focuses on movement analysis and rehabilitation of movement and training, in a biopsychosocial context, which enables management of chronic pain, psychosocial issues and the facilitation of behavioural change and recovery.