The Rural Lung unit is a Specialist Respiratory Clinic situated in the City of Wagga Wagga ,New South Wales Australia. We serve the people of Wagga Wagga and the greater Riverina area. We aim to bring specialist respiratory medicine to the Bush.
Is a Respiratory and Sleep Physician that trained in South Africa at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town and The UCT Lung institute. He holds calcifications in General Medicine, Respiratory and intensive Care ,Tropical Infectious diseases,Emergency medicine,Hyperbaric and Underwater medicine and Diagnostic Ultra Sound.He is a senior lecturer at the University of New South Wales Rural medical school in Wagga Wagga .
Is a Respiratory Physician qualified in Australia.She has trained in General Respiratory and Sleep Medice initially in Melbourne and then completed her advanced training at the Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital
We treat patients with lung conditions such as Asthma, Emphysema ,Bronchiectasis,Lung fibrosis ,Lung cancer .Our diagnostic services include a full lung function laboratory and Bronchoscopy at The Wagga Wagga Rural referral hospital. For Sleep studies we utilise the Private Sleep Laboratory at calvary Hospital.
We have on going research projects done in conjunction with UNSW medical students and Junior Doctors from The Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital
New patients Require a current referral from their General Practitioner.
How do we diagnose Lung Cancer? In general a Chest X-ray is the starting point . This is followed by a CT scan of the chest and then a biopsy to confirm the type of cancer.