Associate Professor Keith Lim
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here for referral guidelines.
Patients with the following common Rheumatology conditions, in the absence of inflammatory symptoms*, are unable to be accommodated at present in our Rheumatology clinics:
Osteoarthritis of the hand, hip and knees
Consider referral to Western Health Osteoarthritis Hip and Knee Service (OAHKS)
Chronic pain syndromes
Including Fibromyalgia and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Consider referral to pain clinic
Low back pain and neck pain
Consider referral to metabolic bone clinic
Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
Consider referral to genetics clinic
Positive blood tests without clinical symptoms
Antinuclear antibody (ANA)
Rheumatoid factor (RF)
Clinical symptoms: mouth/nasal ulcerations, Alopecia, Raynaud’s, Inflammatory Arthritis, Photosensitive rash, Proteinuria/Haematuria
*Inflammatory symptoms:Early morning stiffness, joint swelling, improvement with activity
MBS patients are bulk billed. Referrals need to be to the named Head of Unit. See here for information on how to refer and general contact information: Fax referrals to 8345 6856.
Rheumatology Registrar via switchboard Ph. 8345 6666