Neurology Outpatient Clinic

The Sutherland Hospital Neurology Department offers comprehensive General Neurology and Neurophysiology services, including electroencephalogram (EEG) and nerve conduction study (NCS). Services are available to adult patients (over 16 years of age) in the Sutherland Shire, with any neurological issues.

Neurological conditions include: ·

  • Headaches 
  • Dizziness 
  • Muscle weakness 
  • Nerve pathology 
  • Seizures 
  • Strokes 
  • Multiple Sclerosis 
  • Movement disorder 
  • Dementia and Neurodegenerative conditions

We are no longer accepting faxed referrals for this clinic

Neurologist

Clinical and Research Area

Clinic Days

Dr Sully Fuentes-Patarroyo

Head of Department 

General Neurology

Stroke

Thursday AM

Dr Ik Lin Tan

General Neurology

Neurophysiology Clinic

Stroke

Wednesday PM
Dr Rajiv Wijesinghe

General Neurology

Neurophysiology

Wednesday PM
Dr Benjamin Nham

General Neurology

Neuro-otology

Thursday PM
Dr Derrick Soh

General Neurology

Neurophysiology 

Movement Disorders

Wednesday PM
Dr Daniel Guilfoyle

General Neurology

Multiple sclerosis/Neuroimmunology

Neurophysiology 

Thursday AM 

 

 These clinics are located in the Adult Outpatient Department, Level 2, The Sutherland Hospital, Caringbah. Phone: 02 9540 7067.

Specialist Doctor

Day of the week

Time

Dr Ik Lin Tan Thursday 9.30 – 12.00 (Midday)
Dr Fuentes Thursday 8.30 – 12.00 (Midday)
Dr Wijesinge Wednesday  13.00 - 16.00
Dr Nham Thursday 13.00 - 16.00
Dr Soh Wednesday 13.00-16.00

 

We see all adult patients (> 16 years old) residing in the Sutherland Shire with neurological conditions including:

  • Headaches 
  • Dizziness 
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nerve pathology 
  • Seizures 
  • Strokes 
  • Multiple Sclerosis 
  • Movement disorder 
  • Dementia and Neurodegenerative conditions

The process for referring a patient is: 

  1. GP/referrer to send electronic referral. We are no longer accepting faxed referrals for this clinic.
  2. The referral will be checked to ensure it is valid. If not valid then extra information will be sourced from the referrer
  3. If valid, the referral will be triaged by clinic doctor
  4. Appointment made as per doctor’s recommendation
  5. Patient notified by confirmation letter as well as a text/call 1 week prior to appointment

For instruction on how to send an electronic referral, please click to see our resources here

 

A valid referral requires:

  1. Written by a medical practitioner in a private practice or an SMO
  2. Written to a named doctor within the clinic
  3. Signed and dated by referring practitioner and include their Provider Number and place of practice
  4. Include length of referral, unless it is a 12 month referral
  5. Patient to have signed financial consent form.

 

Nham B, Reid N, Bein K et al (2021) Capturing vertigo in the emergency room: three tools to double the rate of diagnosis. Journal of Neurology. Aug 16 doi: 10.1007/s00415-021-10627-1. Online ahead of print.

Young AS, Nham B, Bradshaw AP et al (2021) Clinical, oculographic, and vestibular test characteristics of vestibular migraine. Cephalalgia. 2021 May 2;3331024211006042.

Young AS, Nham B, Bradshaw AP et al (2021) Clinical, oculographic, and vestibular test characteristics of Meniere’s disease. Journal of Neurology. 2021 Aug 22. doi: 10.1007/s00415-021-10699-z. Online ahead of print.

Nham B, Welgampola MS & Halmagyi GM (2020) Contraversive subjective visual horizontal predicts endolymphatic hydrops. Acta oto-laryngologica. Oct;140(10):833-837

Nham B, Young AS, Garsia, R, Halmagyi GM & Welgampola MS. A treatable cause of vertigo. (2020) Practical Neurology Aug;20(4):338-342.

Van Vught, VA., Young AS, Bradshaw AP, Nham B., Wood, M. & Welgampola MS. (2020) Three tools for managing vertigo in the front line. Medicine Today 21(6):34-45

Calic, Z, Nham, B, Bradshaw, AP et al (2020) Separating Posterior-circulation Stroke from Vestibular Neuritis with Quantitative Vestibular Testing. Clinical Neurophysiology. 2020 Aug;131(8):2047-2055

Taylor RL, Welgampola MS, Nham B. & Rosengren SA. (2020) Vestibular-Evoked Myogenic Potential Testing in Vestibular Localization and Diagnosis Seminars in Neurology; 40(1):18-32

Nham B, McGarvie LA, Taylor RL & Welgampola MS (2019) Testing the human Vestibulo Ocular Reflex in the clinic: Video Head Impulses and Ocular VEMPs (Book Chapter) in Advances in Translational Neuroscience of Eye Movement Disorders; Springer

Nham, B. & Williard, A. (2018) Why medically unexplained symptom health anxiety don’t need to make your heart sink. Medical Journal of Australia; 208 (4): 188

Nham, B. Baskin, J. & Choong, H. (2017) Listeria rhomboencephalomyelitis complicated hemorrhagic transformation. Neurology; 89(8): 872-3

Cancelling an Appointment

If you need to change or cancel your appointment please telephone 02 9540 7067

Is there a waiting list?

Yes

Waiting list details

All referrals are prioritised and allocated according to criteria.

 

If you hold a valid Medicare card the visit is Bulk Billed.

If you do not hold a Medicare card a fee will be charged on arrival, please contact the clinic for further information.

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 us on 9540 7067

 

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