What we do
We care for and treat people with interstitial lung disease.
Interstitial lung disease is a broad category of lung conditions affecting the interstitium (the tissue and space around the air sacs of the lung). The conditions are characterised by tissue scarring, which causes lung stiffness and difficulty breathing, and reduces the transfer of oxygen into the blood, making you feel short of breath.
There are many causes of interstitial lung disease, and we can care for and help manage the symptoms of the disease.
How to access this clinic
Referral from your GP
You need a referral letter from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service.
Your doctor will need to fax your referral letter to us. We will be in contact with you in clinically recommended times, depending on waiting list length. If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time.
What to bring
Every time you come
- Medicare card
- Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
- Private health insurance card (if applicable/if you want to use it)
- Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
- Previous x-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results or reports
- Medicines you need to take while you are here
- List of medicines you are currently taking (or the boxes), including medicines you have bought without a prescription, such as herbal supplements and vitamins
- Glasses, hearing aid, walking frame
For a clinic appointment
- Your appointment letter
- Any special items listed on your letter
- TAC or Workcover claim number (if relevant)
|Wednesday||The Alfred||1.30pm - 5.00pm, fortnightly|
|Friday||The Alfred||9.00am - 12.00pm|
- A/Prof Ian Glaspole: Respiratory physician
- A/Prof Glen Westall: Respiratory physician
- Dr Nicole Goh: Respiratory physician
- Dr Jyotika Prasad: Respiratory physician
- Dr Yet Khor: Respiratory physician