How are physicians chosen to be on this list?

The physicians on this list have indicated they are familiar with NTM lung disease and diagnostic and treatment statement/guidelines. Due to a general lack of physicians who are known to treat NTM patients, we accept physician referrals from patients or from the physicians themselves. Physicians are only added to the list with their express consent. There may be other qualified physicians in your area who are not on the list; however, this does not mean they are not knowledgeable or experienced at treating NTM lung disease. If you are a physician and would like to be added to the list, or would like to recommend a physician, email or print and fill out this form and return it per the instructions.

New South Wales

We do know of some Respiratory Physicians in NSW who are treating NTM Patients. At this time, we do not have their formal agreement to publish their names in this web site. As soon as we have their formal agreement we will list their names and contact details here.

Jenny Connolly

HP3 Physiotherapist, Canberra Health Services at The Canberra Hospital
Personal Contact: 0490709952
Work Contact +61251240000 Pager: 50202

Northern Territory

If your doctor suspects you may have TB, then we suggest you obtain a referral to the Royal Darwin Hospital.

The Centre of Disease Control -Tuberculosis / Leprosy / Nontuberculous Mycobacteria

Telephone: 08 8922- 8304

You will need to produce three mucus samples taken one week apart. The mucus samples will need to be kept in the refrigerator and taken to the Hospital.

The symptoms for TB and NonTuberculosis Mycobacterium (NTM) are very similar. If the Hospital considers you may have NTM, then be prepared for the diagnosis to take many months. NTM is difficult to diagnose and takes time to determine the best treatment regime for you.


Dr Rachel Thomson, M.D.

(3 Locations Below)

Greenslopes Respiratory and Sleep
Suite 1a Greenslopes Private Hospital
Newdegate St, Greenslopes QLD Australia 4064
Tel 61-7-33971488
Fax 61-7-33971499

Integrated Mycobacterial Clinic
Dept Thoracic Medicine
The Prince Charles Hospital
Rode Rd
Chermside QLD 4032
Tel 61-7-31394000

QLD Tuberculosis Control Centre
The Princesss Alexandra Hospital Campus
Cornwall St
Wooloongabba QLD 4012
Tel 61-7-31764141
Fax 61-7-38963985

Dr. Andrew Burke

Infectious Diseases and Thoracic Physician

The Prince Charles Hospital


Telehealth options available for rural/regional patients.

All GP referrals to be faxed to Metro North Central Referrals on 1300364952.

Dr. Timothy Baird

Sunshine Coast University Hospital

Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital

Buderim Private Hospital

Best Contact:

Pulse Oceanside Medical Centre

Level 3 Suite 402, 11 Eccles Boulevard, Birtinya QLD 4575


Dr. Michael Holt

Pulmedica, Greenslopes Private Hospital

Ph: 07 38478890

Fax: 07 38478891


Royal Brisbane & Womens Hospital Butterfield St, Herston, QLD

Dr. Justine Gibson

Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine and Metro South Clinical Tuberculosis Service

Princess Alexandra Hospital, 199 Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba 4102

Ph: 31762698

Referrals to Fax 31764195, email:

Dr. Malcom Wilson
  • Metro South Clinical Tuberculosis Service, Building 37, Gate 1, Cornwall Street, WOOLLOONGABBA QLD 4102. P. (07) 3176 4166 E.
  • Department of Respiratory Medicine, Logan Hospital, Cnr Armstrong & Loganlea Rd, MEADOWBROOK QLD 4131. P. (07) 3299 8899.

A/Prof Lucy Burr PhD Bsc (Hons) MBBS FRACPDirector of Respiratory, Cystic Fibrosis and Sleep Medicine MHB

Associate Professor University of Queensland

Mater Health

Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine | Mater Hospital South Brisbane | Raymond Terrace | Mater Hill | South Brisbane | 4101
t: 07 3163 1205
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Mater link:

UQ link:

Kirsty Watson

Sub Acute Chronic Care Rehabilitation (SACCR)
Building 14, Berrill Lane
CQ University Campus
554 Yaamba Road
North Rockhampton QLD 4701
Phone: 0749309009
Fax: 0749325294

South Australia

We have not been able to find a Respiratory Physician in South Australia who treat NTM patients privately.

If your doctor(GP) suspects you have TB (symptoms are similar to NTM or MAC ) we suggest you obtain a referral to the Royal Adelaide Hospital – Thoracic Medicine Department

Western Australia

Dr Justin Waring (FRACP) – Respiratory Physician

Respiratory West
1/178 Cambridge Street
Wembley, Western Australia 6014
Tel 08-9442-3900
Fax 08-9382-8946

Dr. J Philpott

Dr. Philpott has a special Interest in Asthma, Lung Cancer and Sleep medicine.

Hollywood Specialist Centre
Suite 7/ 95 Monash Avenue Nedlands, WA 6009
Tel: (08) 9386 7244 or 1300 570 700

Dr. Justin Waring
Dr Ruad Perera
Prof Grant Waterer

Bronchiectasis MDT Clinic, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital, Wellington St, Perth WA 6000. Telephone: +61 8 224 2903 and fax +61 8 9224 2385.


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