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.

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Special Expertise

  • Rheumatology
  • Muscoskeletal - Spine/Upper and Lower Limb
  • Sports Medicine
  • Medico-legal Reports

Professional Associations

  • Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Member, Australian Rheumatology Association

Professional Status

  • Honorary Visiting Medical Officer – Concord Repatriation General Hospital Sydney
  • Private Practice
  • AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment⁃    4th and 5th Editions
  • Permanent Impairment Assessor
  • WorkCover NSW
  • 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:

Bone Conditions:

  • Paget’s Disease
  • Osteoporosis

In addition, Rheumatologists also deal with peripheral nerve conditions, such as:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Ulna neuropathy
  • Brachial plexopathy

Joint Conditions:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout / Pseudogout
  • Spinal problems, including arthritis of the spine and even nerve impingement

Muscles and Tendons:

  • Tendonitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Polymyositis

Practices

Bankstown

Suite 4, Level 5
402–410 Chapel Road, Bankstown NSW 2200

PHONE: 9796 1433 // FAX: 9709 8534

MOBILE (Appointments only): 0435 875 675

AVAILABILITY
Tuesday // 7am–5pm
Wednesday // 7am–5pm
 

Dee Why Grand

Suite 4113, Level 1
834 Pittwater Road, Dee Why NSW 2099

PHONE: 8668 4686 // FAX: 8668 4954

MOBILE (Appointments only): 0435 875 675

OPENING HOURS
Monday 7am-5pm