Neurology Department

Our Adult Neurology Department provides outpatient appointments with specialist neurologists with general neurology expertise and subspecialty interests as well as neurophysiology testing (nerve conduction studies, electromyography and EEG).

Our team:

  • Dr Louise Allport
  • Dr Monica Badve
  • Dr Stephen Duma
  • Dr Mahtab Ghadiri
  • A/Prof Mark Hersch
  • Dr Walid Matar
  • Dr Jane Prosser
  • Dr Elizabeth Shiner
  • Dr Justine Wang

Monday to Friday

8.00am - 4.30pm

We assess, diagnose and treat patients who have diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles.

These diseases include stroke, epilepsy, MS, Parkinsons disease, migraine, neuropathy and myopathy.

You will generally access our services via a referral from your GP or from the Emergency Department.

The public neurology clinics at St George are prioritised for the care of patients living in the local area.  Referrals from outside the catchment area of St George Hospital may be rejected.  In general our minimum age for patients is 16 years, with occasional exceptions at the doctor's discretion.  For children (EEG testing only - specialist paediatric neurologists report our tests but patients must attend Sydney Children's Hospital for consultations).

  • Neurophysiology testing - NCS, EMG, EEG
  • Public outpatient clinics - general neurology, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis/neuroimmunology, headache
  • Private neurology consultations

Outpatient, subspecialty and private neurology clinics run on a regular and weekly basis.

Neurophysiology testing clinics are conducted daily.

Can I choose the day and time I attend the department for my appointment?

When we receive your referral it will be triaged and an appointment time allocated.  We will do our best to accommodate patient availability.  Testing and consultations all take place within business hours.

Will I always see the same doctor at each visit?

The St George Hospital is a teaching hospital so in our public clinics you will generally be seen by a specialist doctor or a specialist doctor in training.  You will generally stay under the care of the same specialist doctor but you may see the doctor in training for your appointments.

Who can I bring with me to my appointment?

Please feel free to bring a maximum of one support person with you.  The clinics have limited seating capacity, and the hospital is following strict social distancing guidelines to keep staff and visitors safe.

You will need a referral letter from your local general practitioner (GP) or specialty doctor to use this services.

Please ask them to write you a detailed referral letter.  This should contain:

  1. General referral information: relevant history and examination, past medical history, up to date medication list.
  2. Relevant previous blood tests and pathology results - if we have to search for these or ask for them to be sent, your assessment may be delayed.
  3. Neuroimaging results if available.
  4. Neurophysiology test results from the past, if done elsewhere.

We will then send you a letter in the post with the details of your appointment date, time and location.  If an appointment cannot be made we will send you a letter confirming that you are on the outpatient waiting list for the next available appointment.  Please let us know if your address and/or phone number changes.

If you need to change or cancel your appointment, please telephone 02 9113 2491.

Waiting times for an appointment will depend on the seriousness of your medical condition.  The department is busy and there may be delays when you arrive for your appointment.  Most people are seen within 1 to 3 hours.  We ask that you arrive at your allocated appointment time to prevent having to wait longer.

Appointment Reminders

If we have your mobile phone number in our system you will receive a text message reminding you of your appointment date and time 3 days before your appointment.

  • Current Medicare card or Veterans Affairs card.
  • Any Health Care card, Pensioner Concession card or Commonwealth Seniors Health Care card.
  • Insurer details (eg workers compensation, public liability or third party).
  • Your private health fund membership card if you are currently insured with a private health fund.
  • A copy of your referral.
  • An up-to-date accurate medication list.
  • Please bring HARD COPIES of your medical imaging (ie. plastic films, CD, USB drive) plus reports.  Reports alone are not acceptable.

We are a 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.

Please let us know if you need an interpreter.  You can contact us by 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.