PRIVATE SPECIALIST MEDICAL CARE

The private arm of a group of local specialists who are also employed by Nelson Marlborough District Health Board offering you private access to local, trusted professionals.

Please select from the following specialist services 



Top of the South Cardiology

The private arm of the highly respected public cardiology services in Nelson Marlboroughh




DR Moayid Sherif
DR Moayid Sherif


Top of the South Respiratory is headed by Dr Moayid Sherif. Moayid completed his primary education in Iraq and migrated to New Zealand in the year 2000 where he underwent his specialist training in Auckland hospitals.  After completing his specialist training and obtaining his FRACP he worked in several hospitals in New Zealand as a  General and Respiratory Medicine physician prior to taking over the respiratory service in Nelson Marlborough District Health Board in 2014.

Please note, referral by your GP is required for an appointment.


How to Contact Respiratory 

Please email respiratory@topofthesouthclinic.co.nz use above tab

Please use email for all non urgent general enquires 

if urgent please call 021 023 72884



Respiratory services available

  • Spirometry
  • Full Lung Function Testing
  • Exhaled Nitric Oxide measurements
  • Pulse Oximetry and Oxygen assessments
  • Arterial blood gas analysis
  • Chest X-Rays
  • CT Scan and PET scan
  • Bronchoscopy


Why see a respiratory specialist

  • Bronchial Asthma
  • Obstructive airways disease
  • Unexplained Cough
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Interstitial lung disease and lung cancer
  • Pleural Effusion / Pleural diseases/ 
  • Mesothelioma, Asbestosis
  • Diagnosis and management of sleep apnoea




DR DESIREE FERNANDEZ
DR DESIREE FERNANDEZ


Top of the South Neurology is headed by Dr Desiree Fernandez MB BCh BAO MRCP(UK) MD FRACPDesiree is a neurologist with a special interest in headache disorders. She graduated from University College Cork (National University of Ireland) in 1996. She moved to the UK to undertake her basic medical training before moving back to Ireland to complete her advanced training in Neurology. She performed her MD research on the genetics of Familial Hemiplegic Migraine and was awarded a prize for presentation of her work at the Irish Neurological Association meeting. She moved to New Zealand in 2013. She is the only Neurologist in Nelson Marlborough DHB. She also works in Capital and Coast DHB (Wellington Hospital) as a headache specialist.

Please note, referral by your GP is required for an appointment.

How to Contact Neurology 
Please email secretary@topofthesouthclinic.nz use above tab
Please use email for all non urgent general enquires 
if urgent please call 0272295860


Neurological conditions commonly referred

  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuropathy
  • Muscle disorders
  • Headache (including migraine, cluster headache, vestibular migraine and others)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders
  • Tremor
  • Neurological opinion for Immigration matters
  • Neurological opinion for vehicle licensing
  • Non-specific neurological symptoms which do not have a clear diagnosis yet


Investigative Services available

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Computerised Tomography (CT)
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)




DR SUZANNE BUSCH
DR SUZANNE BUSCH



Top of the South Internal Medicine is headed by Dr Suzanne Busch BHB MBChB FRACP. She is a dual trained Internal Medicine Specialist and Geriatrician with a special interest in Neurology affecting older people. 

She completed her medical training in Auckland and Sydney becoming a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2000. Prior to moving to Nelson in 2010 she worked as a medical specialist in  Auckland (2000-2004) and Wairau Hospital (2004-2010).  She currently works as a specialist physician in Nelson hospital and is the lead stroke clinician for Nelson Marlborough DHB. She has been an educational supervisor of junior doctors for more than 15 years and currently sits on the Medical Council of New Zealand Education Committee. 

Please note, referral by your GP or nurse practitioner is required for an appointment.

How to Contact General Medicine

Please email secretary@topofthesouthclinic.nz 

use above tab

Please use email for all non urgent general enquires 

If urgent please call 0272295860


Typical referrals accepted by Suzanne

  • Dizziness and funny turns
  • Cognitive decline and dementia
  • Parkinson's disease or tremor
  • Functional neurology symptoms
  • General medical problems including unexplained medical symptoms
  • Specialist assessments for driving
  • Immigration matters
  • Medical insurance work up

Older patients with

  • In need of a comprehensive geriatric assessment
  • Gait or balance problems
  • Complex medical problems
  • Falls and osteoporosis assessment 
  • Review of medications
  • Assessment of capability including EPOAs


Investigative Services Available

You may be referred for the following as needed

Radiology

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Computerised Tomography (CT)
  • Ultrasound

Cardiology with or without specialist cardiology review as required

  • ECG monitoring (24h or 7day) 
  • Cardiac ultrasound
  • 24h Blood pressure analysis 

Respiratory tests with or without specialist respiratory review 

  • Lung function tests 


OUTPATIENT CLINIC LOCATIONS

NELSON HOSPITAL

Medical Outpatient Department, Level 4

MANUKA STREET HOSPITAL

36 Manuka Street, Nelson, Nelson East 7010

Please note that our administration staff are not based at the clinical centres. Please contact them by email (preferable) or phone if urgent. On site clinical teams are not able to help you with anything more than general inquires

 

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