Referring Practitioners

The Shoulder Centre plans to engage allied health providers dealing with shoulder problems in our community. We would like to work with you to improve access to non-operative and post-operative treatment for our shoulder patients and to develop evidence-based protocols for treatment in order to facilitate a speedy, safe recovery.

*Please attach a copy of an up-to-date CPP (Cumulative Patient Profile) with your referral

Referral Form

Rotator cuff tears
Acute long head of biceps tendon tears
Shoulder impingement, calcific tendonitis and tendonitis
Shoulder dislocations, labral tears, and recurrent shoulder instability
Glenohumeral joint arthritis
Acromioclavicular joint arthritis
Clavicle, Scapula and Proximal Humerus fractures
Pectoralis major tears

Your patient will enter a community of care focused on the accurate, fast and cost-effective diagnosis and treatment of all shoulder problems. The Shoulder Centre wants to provide that care through a network of shoulder experts and outside that area by improving communication between our experts and family physicians treating shoulder problems around Ontario.

We are committed to providing a response to consults for the next available provider within two weeks of receipt. Consults for specific providers will receive a response based on availability.

A Request for Consultation can be sent with no imaging provided that enough clinical information is provided. In some cases, we may request additional imaging based on the clinical situation. The majority of patients will only require a series of shoulder Xrays and a shoulder ultrasound. MRI is not required before initial consultation, however it is if already completed, please send results. If necessary we will arrange advanced imaging. Please encourage patients to bring copies of the imaging studies with them on CD-ROM, if completed outside of The Lakeridge Health network.

*Please attach a copy of an up-to-date CPP (Cumulative Patient Profile) with your referral

The interactive referral form provides the ability to select a specific provider within The Shoulder Centre. Wait times for consults with a specific provider may be significantly longer than for the next available provider. All shoulder experts are highly skilled in shoulder conditions and work directly with the founding surgeons of The Shoulder Centre. This means that all shoulder experts have equal access to diagnostic tests and all treatments for shoulder problems so your patient will receive rapid diagnosis and treatment.

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