About

Dr. Greg Farmer initially completed medical training at the University
of Queensland culminating in 1982 and then worked at the Royal Brisbane Hospital as a junior doctor.

After spending a year in England working in Orthopaedics and deciding on this as his career direction he returned to complete Orthopaedic training in Queensland which was completed in 1991. After initially working as Director of Orthopaedics as the QEII Hospital he then moved to Redcliffe and remained as Director for the next decade. During this period of practice his surgical management encompassed all areas of the body.

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He has maintained a presence in the public hospital for twenty-four years of his practice. He maintains a strong interest and focus in the training of the next generation of Orthopaedic surgeons. In the past ten years in private practice his practice has concentrated entirely on treatment of conditions around the knee and hip.

His main focus is now on treatment of degenerate disease from its earliest to latest stages. This encompasses arthroscopic surgery, ligament reconstruction surgery, realignment procedures and total joint replacement.
Dr Farmer places strong emphasis on employing treatments with a strong evidence base, and trying to fully inform all patients of their options with respect to management of their problem.

Services

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Knee & Hip Consultation

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Knee & Hip Surgery

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Knee & Hip Replacement

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Post Operative Care

Appointments

All appointments and operation bookings are made from the Peninsula Private Specialist Suite.
Consultations are by appointment only.

Please contact: (07) 3883 2244 – OFFICE HOURS 8:30AM to 4:30PM
(07) 3883 2237 FAX

Do you need a referral to make a general appointment?You need a current referral at the time of consultation in order to receive the Medicare rebate.

Note on medical advice and quotes:Medical advice cannot be given to patients over the phone. Quotes for surgery will be discussed at the time of appointment and a written quote will be provided.

Things you need to bring to your appointment:

  • Referral from your General Practitioner.
  • X-rays, MRI scans, ultrasound scans.
  • Medicare Card.
  • Private Health Fund Card (if applicable).
  • DVA (Veteran’s Affair’s) Card (if applicable).
  • Payment for consultation.

Confirmation and cancellation of appointments:All new appointments will be confirmed via text to your mobile. Please make the time to confirm your appointment. Should you no longer require an appointment we ask that you call at least 24hrs prior to cancel.

Surgery

Preparing for surgery:

Routine tests such as blood tests, x-rays will be required. A pre-operative appointment will be made to get results and discuss any
medications pre-operatively as some tablets should be ceased prior to surgery. You will need to advise the doctor if you have any medical
conditions i.e diabetes, heart conditions, sleep apnoea or any teeth problems. You will also need to advise doctor
if you have any infections or allergies.

At the pre-operative appointment doctor will discuss with you any post -operative requirements such as rehabilitation.
He will also check to see if you require any home aids, e.g. shower chairs, suitable chairs etc.

Day surgery:

You cannot drive for 24hrs post operation, someone will need to be available
to drive you home.

 

Post operative care:

  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
  • High tibial osteotomy
  • Patella realignment
  • Total knee replacement
  • Total hip replacement

All post operative appointments will be made by our office and an appointment
card posted to you after surgery.

Contact Us

For urgent matters please contact the practice manager: Jan: (07) 3883 2244

General enquiries please contact reception staff: Carmen and Tracey: (07) 3883 2244