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
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
Associate Professor University of Queensland
Suite 6a, Greenslopes Private Hospital, Newdegate Street, Queensland, 4120
Tel: (07) 3847 8890
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
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.
1/178 Cambridge St. Wembley, WA 6014
Tel: (08) 9442 3900
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.