Physicians List

We do know of some Respiratory Physicians in NSW who are treating NTM Patients. At this time, we do not have their formal agreement to publish their names in this web site. As soon as we have their formal agreement we will list their names and contact details here.

 

If your doctor suspects you may have TB, then we suggest you obtain a referral to the Royal Darwin Hospital.

The Centre of Disease Control -Tuberculosis / Leprosy / Nontuberculous Mycobacteria

Telephone: 08 8922- 8304

see http://health.nt.gov.au/Centre_for_Disease_Control/Tuberculosis_and_Leprosy/index.aspx

You will need to produce three mucus samples taken one week apart. The mucus samples will need to be kept in the refrigerator and taken to the Hospital.

The symptoms for TB and NonTuberculosis Mycobacterium (NTM) are very similar. If the Hospital considers you may have NTM, then be prepared for the diagnosis to take many months. NTM is difficult to diagnose and takes time to determine the best treatment regime for you.

Dr Rachel Thomson MBBS Grad Dip (Clin Epi) PhD FRACP

Thoracic Physician

Associate Professor University of Queensland

Suite 6a, Greenslopes Private Hospital, Newdegate Street, Queensland, 4120

Tel: (07) 3847 8890

Email: admin@pulmedica.com

 

We have not been able to find a Respiratory Physician in South Australia who treat NTM patients privately.

If your doctor(GP) suspects you have TB (symptoms are similar to NTM or MAC ) we suggest you obtain a referral to the Royal Adelaide Hospital – Thoracic Medicine Department

see http://www.rah.sa.gov.au/thoracic/diagnostic/TBApptInfo.php

Dr J Waring

Dr Waring practices general respiratory medicine with specialist expertise in NTM lung infections.

He is the Medical Director of the Western Australian Tuberculosis Control Program.

Respiratory West

1/178 Cambridge St. Wembley, WA 6014

Tel: (08) 9442 3900

http://www.respiratorywest.com.au/documents/justin_waring.html


Dr J Philpott

Dr Philpott has a special Interest in Asthma, Lung Cancer and Sleep medicine.

Hollywood Specialist Centre

Suite 7/ 95 Monash Avenue Nedlands, WA 6009

Tel: (08) 9386 7244 or 1300 570 700

Monash Infectious Diseases

246 Clayton Rd Clayton VIC 3168

tel 03 9594 4564

fax 03 9594 4533


Dr Grant Jenkin MBBS FRACP PhD

Dr Jenkin completed a PhD examining Mycobacterium ulcerans and is the head of the Mycobacterial infections service at Monash health, and has a longstanding interest and experience in treatment of NTM infections.


A/Prof. Tony Korman MBBS FRACP FRCPA

A/Prof. Korman is an Infectious diseases physician with an interest in NTM infections.


Dr Ben Rogers MBBS FRACP PhD

Dr Rogers is an Infectious diseases physician with an interest in NTM infections.

He is the site principal investigator for the Liposomal amikacin for inhalation trial for refractory pulmonary Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC) infection.