Specialised Pain Medicine is the premier Pain Clinic in Adelaide, providing comprehensive care to people with a wide variety of pain presentations. Appointments are by referral only, and all clients must hold full private health insurance. An initial consultation lasts 60 minutes with our Specialist Pain Medicine Physician Dr Philip Cornish, and includes history taking and may include a physical examination. A treatment pathway is then planned in conjunction with the client, and may incorporate the care of other health professionals.
We believe that the key to successful treatment is accurate diagnosis of the source of your pain. While it is possible with an accurate history and physical examination to gain an understanding of why you have pain, nerve blocks are frequently used as an additional tool for diagnostic purposes. Dr Cornish has internationally recognised expertise in the field of nerve blocks. If diagnostic nerve blocks are considered necessary, they will be discussed at the initial consultation but will be scheduled for a later date.
Following your consultation a comprehensive assessment letter will be forwarded to your referring doctor to provide continuity of care. We will also liaise as required with your other medical and allied health treatment providers to assist you in achieving improved quality of life as required.
Specialised Pain Medicine offers a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic medical procedures relating to pain medicine, including regional anaesthesia and neuromodulation. Procedural interventions are performed at Memorial Hospital, Flinders Private Hospital or Calvary North Adelaide Hospital Minor procedures not requiring anaesthesia are carried out in our rooms at Specialised Pain Medicine.
PLEASE NOTE DR CORNISH IS NOT A REGISTERED PRESCRIBER OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA.
Full financial disclosure is given prior to consultation or any treatment. Your health insurance will not rebate your consultations with Dr Cornish, but a Medicare rebate is applicable. For all diagnostic and interventional procedures, you will receive prior notification of all fees payable. Our administration staff will supply you with item numbers for your procedure, and we strongly recommend that you contact your health fund to ensure you are covered for the treatment planned.
1 Wemyss Avenue, Hawthorn South Australia 5062 Phone: 08 8172 1407 Fax: 08 8271 5836 firstname.lastname@example.org