We can help in the diagnosis and management of people with the wide range of conditions that cause cerebellar ataxia.
Clinical service overview
In addition to assessing and managing cerebellar ataxia, this clinic also has a research focus, broadly aimed at improving the assessment and management of cerebellar disease. Several research projects are currently in progress.
The clinic is supported by allied health staff (physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists etc) from the Alfred Health Community Rehabilitation Program, and has a volunteer from the Spinocerebellar Ataxia Association Australia (SCAA) attend.
Refer your patient
Fax referral to us
We accept GP and specialist referrals to this service.
All referrals are triaged by the service according to clinical urgency. Patients requiring immediate assessment should be sent to the Emergency & Trauma Centre.
To refer your patient, complete and fax a referral to us. For urgent referrals, also contact the service Registrar to discuss the case.
To ensure appropriate and timely triage, include all demographic and clinical details as well as relevant investigation results.
If you are concerned about any delay of the appointment or if there is any deterioration in your patient’s condition, contact the service Registrar on call on (03) 9076 2000.
- Phone (03) 9076 6800
- Fax (03) 9076 6435
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- Dr David Szmulewicz : Neurologist and Neuro-otologist
On the doctor’s behalf, Alfred Health can bulk bill the cost of the consultation for some services through Medicare. This means there is no out of pocket expense to the patient.
MBS-billed services require a current referral. Provide your patient with a 12 month referral to see the specialist of your choice at the requested clinic.
Referrals must be addressed to a named specialist or the Head of service, listed at the top of this page. Clinic consultants are listed on every clinic page.
Note that from time to time, your patient may be seen by another specialist in the clinic, in order to expedite their treatment.