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


Clinical and Research Area

Clinic Days

Dr Ik Lin Tan
Head of Department

General Neurology
Neurophysiology clinic

Thursday AM
Dr Sully Fuentes-Patarroyo General Neurology
Thursday AM
Dr Rajiv Wijesinghe General Neurology Neurophysiology Wednesday PM
Dr Benjamin Nham General Neurology
Thursday PM


 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


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


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 through referral via fax to 9540 8067. Access Referral Form Here 
  2. The referral will be checked to ensure it is valid. If not, 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 reminder phone call or text 7 days prior to appointment.


A valid referral for Medicare billing purposes needs to be:

1. Written by a medical practitioner in a private practice or an Senior Medical Officer

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?


Waiting list details

All referrals are prioritised and allocated according to criteria.


Nil cost

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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