Lung oncology clinic
|Description of the services||Treatment of Lung cancer and related diseases (such as mesothelioma) has recently been greatly improved. New medications and management plans have improved outcomes in conditions previously considered a virtual death sentence. These improvements are dependent on early diagnosis and rapid progress down the benchmark diagnostic and therapeutic pathways. For this purpose, we have started a privatised weekly “Lung Oncology Clinic” in the Department. It is staffed by a Respiratory Registrar and Consultant. All patients will be bulk-billed.
The department of Respiratory & Sleep Medicine at Monash Medical Centre is now one of the largest respiratory and sleep medicine centres in Australia.
The types of patients suitable for referral will include:
|GP Investigations to be performed||Most investigations will be done via the clinic.
Note: Patients ineligible for Medicare will be charged a fee for all services provided.
|Where||Respiratory & Sleep Medicine, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton
|When||Monday afternoons between 1.30pm – 5.00pm
|Staff||Dr Xun Li
MBBS, FRACP, MD
Respiratory & Sleep Physician
2010 Registrars (Adult)
Dr Simon Joosten
Dr Martin MacDonald
Dr Tracy Leong
Dr Christopher Daley
|External referral process||1300 3 iCARE - ACCESS UNIT
T: 1300 3 iCARE - 1300 342 273
F: 959 iCARE - 9594 2273
NB: GP’s are requested to refer onto this service using the Victorian Statewide Referral Form housed in most clinical software. More information on VSRF – www.gpv.org.au then click on Resources or contact your local Divisions of General Practice.
|Internal referral process||T: Extension 49888
F: 959 iCARE – 9594 2273
|Referrals will be received from||
|Last updated and approved||July 2010|