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  • Breathing disorders
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Patient Reviews

5

General score
1 review

  • Punctuality
  • Attention
  • Facilities
A
Location: Private practice

Excellent caring doctor, who spent significant time explaining things carefully, in easy to understand language.


Services & pricing

Bronchoscopic culture


Suite 3.01 116-118 Thames Street (Ekera Building), Box Hill

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Suite 4, 355 Main St., Lilydale

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Bronchoscopy


Suite 3.01 116-118 Thames Street (Ekera Building), Box Hill

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Suite 4, 355 Main St., Lilydale

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Bronchoscopy with transbronchial biopsy


Suite 3.01 116-118 Thames Street (Ekera Building), Box Hill

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Suite 4, 355 Main St., Lilydale

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Chest drainage tube insertion


Suite 3.01 116-118 Thames Street (Ekera Building), Box Hill

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Suite 4, 355 Main St., Lilydale

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Chest tube insertion


Suite 3.01 116-118 Thames Street (Ekera Building), Box Hill

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Suite 4, 355 Main St., Lilydale

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Culture - bronchoscopic


Suite 3.01 116-118 Thames Street (Ekera Building), Box Hill

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Suite 4, 355 Main St., Lilydale

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Culture - pleural fluid


Suite 3.01 116-118 Thames Street (Ekera Building), Box Hill

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Suite 4, 355 Main St., Lilydale

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Cytology exam of pleural fluid


Suite 3.01 116-118 Thames Street (Ekera Building), Box Hill

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Suite 4, 355 Main St., Lilydale

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Fiberoptic bronchoscopy


Suite 3.01 116-118 Thames Street (Ekera Building), Box Hill

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Suite 4, 355 Main St., Lilydale

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First visit Respiratory and Sleep Medicine


Suite 3.01 116-118 Thames Street (Ekera Building), Box Hill

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Suite 4, 355 Main St., Lilydale

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INSERTion of tube into chest


Suite 3.01 116-118 Thames Street (Ekera Building), Box Hill

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Private practice


Suite 4, 355 Main St., Lilydale

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Lung biopsy


Suite 3.01 116-118 Thames Street (Ekera Building), Box Hill

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Suite 4, 355 Main St., Lilydale

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Open pleural biopsy


Suite 3.01 116-118 Thames Street (Ekera Building), Box Hill

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Suite 4, 355 Main St., Lilydale

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Pleural fluid analysis


Suite 3.01 116-118 Thames Street (Ekera Building), Box Hill

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Suite 4, 355 Main St., Lilydale

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Pleural fluid aspiration


Suite 3.01 116-118 Thames Street (Ekera Building), Box Hill

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Suite 4, 355 Main St., Lilydale

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Pleural tap


Suite 3.01 116-118 Thames Street (Ekera Building), Box Hill

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Suite 4, 355 Main St., Lilydale

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Polysomnography


Suite 3.01 116-118 Thames Street (Ekera Building), Box Hill

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Suite 4, 355 Main St., Lilydale

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Subsequent visits Respiratory and Sleep Medicine


Suite 3.01 116-118 Thames Street (Ekera Building), Box Hill

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Suite 4, 355 Main St., Lilydale

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Thoracentesis


Suite 3.01 116-118 Thames Street (Ekera Building), Box Hill

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Suite 4, 355 Main St., Lilydale

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Thoracoscopy


Suite 3.01 116-118 Thames Street (Ekera Building), Box Hill

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Suite 4, 355 Main St., Lilydale

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Tube thoracostomy


Suite 3.01 116-118 Thames Street (Ekera Building), Box Hill

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Suite 4, 355 Main St., Lilydale

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Upper airway biopsy


Suite 3.01 116-118 Thames Street (Ekera Building), Box Hill

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Suite 4, 355 Main St., Lilydale

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Private practice

Patient Reviews

5

General score
1 review

  • Punctuality
  • Attention
  • Facilities
A
Location: Private practice

Excellent caring doctor, who spent significant time explaining things carefully, in easy to understand language.


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  • Question about Sleep disorders

    Why do I experience sleep paralysis at night? I'm completely awake but can't move my body.
    Thankyou

    Sleep paralysis refers to an inability to move the body whilst entering or arising from a sleep state. It is probably reflective of ongoing REM (rapid eye movement) sleep stage brain wave activity. It is not uncommon in the general population, and is not necessarily associated with any underlying neurological or sleep disorder, such as narcolepsy. It can be very distressing, especially if associated with prominent hallucinations, but is not in and of itself harmful or dangerous. If sleep paralysis is occurring on it's own, with no other symptoms, then no treatment beyond usual sleep hygiene measures and stress/anxiety management are necessarily required. If it is frequent, or associated with other signs, possibly suggestive of narcolepsy (daytime sleepiness, hallucinations, cataplexy), then review by a sleep physician and performance of sleep tests are warranted.
    Antidepressant use (SSRIs) may assist in the reduction of sleep paralysis if it warrants specific treatment.

    Dr. Nicholas Wilsmore

  • My 25 year old son recently had an xray which indicated a slight or moderate pulmonary hyperinflation. He doesn't smoke and following recent stress tests has not been diagnosed with any other heart or lung conditions. Can someone provide some clues as to what might be causing this situation.
    Thank-you

    A comment of hyperinflation on a chest x-ray is not necessarily a reliable indicator of any underlying pulmonary disease. Often this comment is made on patients who are simply tall and/or skinny. In the absence of symptoms, it may not mean anything. Having said that, I presume that the chest x-ray was performed for a reason, such as shortness of breath? In this case, the commonest cause of true hyperinflation in a 25 year old would be asthma. It is possible for asthma to be missed with standard breathing function tests, and it would be sensible to consider further testing, such as with a bronchial provocation challenge test, or an exhaled nitric oxide test (FeNO). Rarer causes, such as alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency would normally carry a family history. If there is genuine concern, then a consultation with a respiratory physician would enable a thorough assessment.

    Dr. Nicholas Wilsmore

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  • COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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