McMaster University Medical Centre
1200 Main Street West
Division of Neurology 4U
Phone: (905) 521-2100
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Patient is referred to us by the family doctor or another neurologist.
All relevant information is faxed by the doctor’s office to
the ALS Clinic. An initial consultation is booked. Patient is seen
in clinic and a review of disease history and physical exam are done.
Confirmation of or diagnosis given.
Patient’s needs are assessed and reviewed. Follow-up appointment
is booked. Time and frequency of appointments is determined by patient’s
need and prognosis.
Dr. John Turnbull
DR. JOHN TURNBULL: Neurologist & Director
the care of patients (initial assessment and follow-up consultations) and
conducts ALS research.
JANE ALLAN: Clinic Coordinator
Attend patient appointments and coordinate
patient care, organize clinical trials and provide educational services
SHELLEY CURRY: Administrative Assistant:
Oversees new patient referrals, books patient appointments, arranges EMGs
and MRIs and assists the ALS Clinic Team Staff.
DR. JOHN CUNNINGTON: Respirologist
Oversees respiratory care of patients and arranges respiratory support.
Appointments arranged through the ALS clinic.
DR. BRUNO SALENA: Gastroenterologist
Oversees nutritional care of patients and arranges feeding tubes. Appointments
arranged through the ALS clinic.
Provide information to patients about respiratory care, techniques and
equipment and arrange airway and breathing support.
MAUREEN HILLS: Social Worker
Arrange community services and financial assistance, provide counseling
for patients, caregivers and their families and advocate on behalf of patients
and their families.
PATRICIA ILLMAN: Wheelchair and Occupational Therapist
The AAC team is available to answer questions
and talk to you about augmentative and alternative communication strategies
(AAC). If you do not live in the Hamilton
region, they can help you register with an expanded level ADP-designated
communication centre in your home region.
Kim Carey, Occupational Therapist ext. 74432
James Leslie, Rehabilitation Technologist ext. 77025, firstname.lastname@example.org