INTERNAL MEDICINE

Internal Medicine or General Medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and nonsurgical treatment of adult diseases and diseases affecting the internal organs of the body in adults.

Specialists in Internal Medicine or Specialist General Physicians are skilled in the management of patients who have undifferentiated or multi-system disease processes. The Physician is an expert in diagnosing what is wrong and managing illnesses that are complex.

Dr Sarah Bell

NEUROLOGY

Neurology is the study of the nervous system (brain, spinal cord and nerves), how it controls various parts of the body and the diseases and disorders that may affect it.

A neurologist specialises in diagnosing and treating disorders of the nervous system, including diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles; such as strokes, epilepsy, headaches, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and various forms of pain.

Dr. Jennifer Pereira

EXECUTIVE HEALTH

The Specialist Centre offers Executives and Professionals a personalised, and convenient medical service to optimise their health by assessing, treating and preventing medical and lifestyle risk factors that may lead to chronic disease.

We provide a range of periodic medical assessments to assist in the management of their health. Education and advice to help them cope with the demands of balancing busy work and personal lives. Goals to prevent the complications of unrecognised disease processes such as hypertension.

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GYNAECOLOGY

Gynecologists are doctors who specialize in women’s health, with a focus on the female reproductive system.
They deal with a wide range of issues, including obstetrics, or pregnancy and childbirth, menstruation and fertility issues, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), hormone disorders, and others.

Dr. Prathima Chowdary

ENDOCRINOLOGY & DIABETES

Endocrinology is a speciality that evaluates and treats suspected endocrine gland and metabolic bone disorders. Glands that secrete hormones directly into the blood stream include the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenals, ovaries and testes. Diabetes is a disorder of pancreatic gland secretion and is managed as a separate speciality.

An endocrinologist specialises in diagnosing and treating disorders such as diabetes, infertility and thyroid, adrenal and pituitary gland problems.

Dr. Manish Khanolkar

ALLERGY

Allergies, also known as allergic diseases, are a number of conditions caused by hypersensitivity of the immune system to typically harmless substances in the environment.

An allergist diagnoses and treats diseases including hay fever, food allergies, atopic dermatitis, allergic asthma, and anaphylaxis.

Dr. Pete Storey

IMMUNOLOGY

Immunology is the study of the immune system and is a very important branch of the medical and biological sciences. The immune system protects us from infection through various lines of defence. If the immune system is not functioning as it should, it can result in disease, such as autoimmunity, allergy and cancer.

Clinical immunologists are clinicians who focus on the diagnosis and management of diseases of the immune system, such as autoimmune diseases, allergies and immunodeficiency.

Dr. Pete Storey

NEPHROLOGY

Nephrology is the subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the kidney. Because the kidney performs so many critical functions, nephrologists maintain expertise in primary kidney disorders, but also the management of the systemic consequences of kidney dysfunction. Although the prevention and identification and management of early kidney disease is a large part of general internal medicine practice, nephrologists are usually called upon to assist and manage more complex or advanced nephrologic disorders.

Dr Hari Talreja

PERIOPERATIVE MEDICINE

Perioperative medicine is the multidisciplinary, integrated care of patients from the moment surgery is contemplated through to recovery. It involves:

  • Preoperative evaluation.
  • Risk assessment and preparation.
  • Intraoperative care.
  • Postoperative care (including monitoring, rehabilitation and post-discharge).
  • Communication and handover to primary care or referrer.
  • Coordination of personnel and systems.
  • Shared decision making.

Perioperative medicine aims to facilitate effective communication with the patient and their family to ensure that surgical outcomes align with their expectations and wishes.

The perioperative specialist will help patients navigate the healthcare system and co-ordinate their care by different clinicians and sub-specialties through shared decision making. The goal is to improve the patient experience, reduce postoperative complications, reduce inpatient hospital days and reduce early re-admissions following surgery.

Dr Sarah Bell