About dr loretta reiter
Dr Loretta Reiter is an experienced and well respected Consultant Rheumatologist with particular interests in Musculoskeletal Medicine and Sports Medicine. She is skilled in providing Medico-legal assessments and reports. Notably, in the past Dr Reiter has spent several years working as Coordinator of Clinical Training and Staff Specialist at Concord Hospital and currently serves as Honorary Visiting Medical Officer at the Hospital.
Concord Hospital is a teaching hospital of Sydney University and part of Dr Reiter’s role involved regular student teaching, particularly in the area of Rheumatology. As well as tutoring candidates for their Physicians Exam in all areas of Internal Medicine, she also conducted sessions of the Sports Clinic. Dr Reiter was responsible for Senior Resident Medical Officer, Resident Medical Officer and Intern Training, term allocation and rostering. She also had input for Institute policy regarding the distribution and appropriateness of Junior Medical Officer secondments, and was Chair of the Network Secondment Committee from 1997 to 2008.
Dr Reiter has presented papers at several Scientific Meetings including the Australian Conference Science and Medicine in Sport and the Australian Rheumatology Association, NSW Branch Scientific Meeting. She has also been published in Surgical and Scientific Journals.
Accredited as an Approved Medical Specialist with Workers Compensation Commission, and Permanent Impairment Assessor with WorkCover NSW and MAA. Dr Reiter offers this expertise and knowledge through her consultancy with Medico-legal Companies and with MLOCA in Hobart, Launceston, Melbourne and Adelaide.
Muscoskeletal - Spine/Upper and Lower Limb
Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Member, Australian Rheumatology Association
Honorary Visiting Medical Officer – Concord Repatriation General Hospital Sydney
AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment⁃ 4th and 5th Editions
Permanent Impairment Assessor
MAA (Motor Accidents Authority)
Approved Medical Specialist
Workers Compensation Commission
mlcoa Consultant Rheumatologist
What is a Rheumatologist?
A Rheumatologist is a specialist physician who has expertise in diagnosing and treating diseases of the joints, muscles and bones.
This may involve symptoms in one joint to involvement of every joint in the body. Some of the conditions treated by a Rheumatologist, such as Vasculitis and Lupus may involve internal organs in the body (e.g. kidneys, lung, brain and heart).
The main symptom that patient’s with rheumatological conditions complain of is musculoskeletal pain.
The more common conditions treated by a Rheumatologist (or as they are sometimes referred to: Rheumatic Diseases) includes:
In addition, Rheumatologists also deal with peripheral nerve conditions, such as:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Gout / Pseudogout
Spinal problems, including arthritis of the spine and even nerve impingement
Muscles and Tendons: