MG CLINIC IN SYDNEY
A speciality clinic for Myasthenia Gravis and Myasthenic Syndromes has recently been established at Concord Repatriation and General Hospital, Sydney. This is one of several specialty neuromuscular disorders clinics run by the Department of Neurology.
Ph: 02 9767 6416
Fax: 02 9767 7807
Particular aspects that this clinic is focused on are:
- Ensuring that the diagnosis is secure, given that the treatments used in MG can have significant side effects.
- The diagnosis of variants of MG, including anti-Musk MG, seronegative MG and Congenital Myasthenic Syndromes.
- Treating the disorder while minimising side effects, especially as MG treatment is for the long term.
- There are several treatment questions that need to be answered in international treatment trials and interested patients who are willing could participate through the clinic.
NEW MG SUPORT IN LISMORE
Dr Geoffrey Boyce, Neurologist, has opened a new practice at Lismore. Dr Boyce has recently relocated from Cairns, where he spent 25 years in practice. As well as servicing Lismore, Dr Boyce visits Armidale and Inverell once a month.
Dr Boyce has a significant interest in Myasthenia Gravis. He helped set up a Myasthenia support group in the Cairns area 10 years ago, and he was one of the Medical Patrons of the Myasthenia Gravis Association of Queensland. Dr Boyce travels annually to the American Academy of Neurology, and last year met Professor John Newsom-Davis who discovered the anti-MuSk antibody.
Dr Boyce is keen to help develop a support group in the Northern Rivers area. His contact details are:
Dr Geoffrey M Boyce
23 Dalley Street, East Lismore NSW 2480
Postal address: PO Box 5217 Lismore NSW 2480
Ph: 02 6621 8245
Fax: 02 6621 8237