Nerve and Muscle Clinic
How we can help you
We work with your local general practitioner (GP) and other health care professionals to help you look after conditions that affect your nerve or muscle function.
We will work with you to identify if you have a nerve or muscle condition and help you and your family/carers to manage this condition through medicines and lifestyle changes. We will also refer you to specialist health professionals such as doctors, dieticians, physiotherapists, orthotics or for diagnostic tests, procedures, support services and treatment options.
All of our consultations are bulk billed.
We are one of the Neurology Services our hospital provides.
Our team includes:
Professor Arun Krishnan, Dr Roshan Dhanapalaratnam and Dr Joanne Offord, our medical specialists, as well as specialist doctors in training. Our doctors will assess, treat and help you manage your condition.
For patients who have a genetic condition, our clinical geneticist will help with further testing and counselling. This service is provided by Sydney Children's Hospital Network
Our administration staff will help you make appointments and provide information about what happens at the clinic.
We work in partnership with your GP, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney Children’s Hospital and Community Health Services and researchers from the University of New South Wales.
Your GP or another specialist doctor will decide if you need to use our services. If they think you do, they will send a referral to Prof Krishnan, Dr Roshan Dhanapalaratnam or Dr Joanna Offord explaining your medical history, relevant test results and what medicines you are taking.
Once we have your referral we will send you your appointment letter in the post. If you provide your mobile phone number you will receive a SMS reminder 14 days before your appointment. Please let the clinic know if you do not want to receive a SMS reminder.
The clinic runs every 2nd and 4th week of the month on a Tuesday morning between 9.30am - 12.00pm.
If you need to change or cancel your appointment please telephone the clinic on 9382 2422.
You may need to wait up to 3-4 months to be seen in the clinic. If your GP thinks you need an urgent appointment they need to telephone the clinic to discuss your needs.
How often do I need to attend the Nerve and Muscle clinic?
How often you need to attend will depend on your progress. If your condition is stable you will need to visit the clinic every 6-12 months.
If you need help with your condition, start by making an appointment with your GP to discuss your health. If your GP needs some advice they can telephone the specialist doctor at the clinic.
If you need a prescription, please ask your GP.
Your GP is your primary health care provider and it is important that you continue to visit them. Our specialist doctor will send a letter to your GP after your clinic appointment.
On the day of your first appointment please bring:
- MRI scans
- Nerve conduction test results
- Recent blood test results
- Your referral letter from your GP
- Your Medicare card
- A list of your medicines or bring all your medicines in a bag, including any herbal or over the counter medicines
- You are welcome to bring a support person (a relative, friend or carer) with you.
Please let us know if you need an interpreter. You can contact us telephoning the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450. Tell the operator what language you speak and then ask the interpreter to set up a telephone conversation between you, an interpreter, and the healthcare professional you want to speak with.
We are teaching hospital and you may be asked to be involved in research or for a student to be present at your appointment. You have a right to say no. If you do so, this will not impact in any way on the services we will provide.