Information from GP presentations
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Please note: the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital pain management clinic policy is that patients will see the next available specialist or fellow, so patients are not able to book in to see Dr Charlotte Johnstone specifically.
Who we see
Our private rooms are open to patients who are experiencing pain of any kind. We manage:
If we are unable to treat patients ourselves, we may be able to refer them to specialists who focus on areas such as pain in the elderly, addiction medicine, neurosurgery or orthopaedic surgery.
Patients under the age of 18
Patients under the age of 18, or those who are still at school, generally require a specialist assessment from a family psychiatrist before they can make an appointment with one of our specialists. We recommend Dr Ann-Maree Bickerton who is a local paediatric psychiatrist.
We see workers compensation cases (as long as approval has been given for us to see them). Third party patients are required to pay personally for a consolation and they may take the receipts to their lawyer.
We believe pain is a whole body issue, and our process combines a variety of medical and holistic treatments in order to provide patients with the best chance of managing their pain and regaining their quality of life. Find out more about our fresh approach to pain management.
Procedures we perform
We offer a wide range of pain management procedures for patients. Our procedures are all performed using sedation by an anaesthetist in an operating theatre by means of image intensification or ultrasound guidance.
Our dedicated chronic pain specialists perform the following procedures:
You’re welcome to contact us during office hours to discuss your patient referral. We prefer to liaise with referring doctors by phone, so please phone 02 9650 4988. However, if you’re unable to phone during office hours, you can also get in touch via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.