Day hospital ensures sufferers get full therapy

Neurology and ache centre founders, neurologist Dr Yash Gawarikar, left, and specialist ache drugs doctor Dr Roopa Gawarikar.

NEUROLOGIST Dr Yash Gawarikar and specialist ache drugs doctor Dr Roopa Gawarikar are the founders of the Canberra Area Neurology and Ache Centre.

The Woden centre supplies multi-modal care from diagnostic providers to therapy, together with a newly opened day hospital.

By combining their skilled medical specialties and making a one-stop, complete centre, the medical doctors say their centre gives the whole journey from session, diagnostic checks, therapy and rehabilitation beneath one roof utilizing a co-ordinated, multi-modal crew strategy.

The on-site day hospital at Corinna Chambers, Woden, was opened as a licensed well being facility by the ACT Well being Minister in April, 2021, and is absolutely accredited by nationwide requirements (NSQHS).

“The inclusion of a day hospital ensures that sufferers can entry all their therapy right here,” says Dr Yash. 

A physiotherapist, train physiologist, therapeutic massage therapist and yoga therapist are additionally a part of the multi-disciplinary crew concerned in affected person care.

Their philosophy at their centre is to place sufferers first and supply specialist look after these with neurological situations or continual ache or each.

“We consider in individualised care that’s tailor-made to every of our sufferers,” says Dr Roopa, who’s a certified specialist pain-medicine doctor and radiation oncologist with experience in minimally invasive procedures.

“We purpose to actually perceive every sufferers’ distinctive story to ship individualised therapy.”

 Dr Yash has been a guide neurologist since 2011 and arrange the stroke unit at Calvary Public Hospital in 2013. He’s additionally a senior lecturer on the ANU medical college and has written many articles in peer-reviewed journals.

“As a neurologist, I specialise within the analysis and therapy of neurological situations akin to continual complications, migraines, nerve and muscle problems, a number of sclerosis, Parkinson’s illness and epilepsy,” he says.

“The inclusion of a day hospital ensures that sufferers can entry all their therapy right here,” says Dr Yash. 

“Our focus for Canberra Area Neurology and Ache Centre is to create a centre of excellence.”

Dr Roopa specialises in areas of ache drugs akin to neuropathic ache, pelvic ache, post-surgical ache, continual again ache, a number of joint ache, fibromyalgia, continual complications and most cancers ache.

Her emphasis is on utilizing procedures and infusions to scale back day by day reliance on day by day medicines particularly opioids. Her purpose is to enhance her affected person’s high quality of life and day by day operate.

“We discovered that a lot of our sufferers, notably those that are aged, discovered the expertise of travelling to a number of places to obtain checks or therapy very laborious to handle with their mobility and different points,” she says.

“Now they will entry all the things they want in a single location.

“I consider in creating, in partnership with the affected person, the plan for his or her therapy. Early intervention is essential in continual ache with the purpose to dampen the cycle of ache.” 

Dr Roopa was awarded the Dean’s Prize in 2021 for her paper on ketamine infusions for continual ache by the School of Ache Drugs, Australian and New Zealand School of Anaesthetics. She has additionally revealed a number of different peer-reviewed articles. 

“We consider in evidence-based follow and the significance of medical analysis,” she says.

Dr Yash and Dr Roopa have been working collectively since 2019 and say they’re enthusiastic about serving to sufferers within the Canberra group with their honest strategy, laborious work, skilled ability set at their complete centre in Woden.

“We wish to assist our sufferers within the Canberra group obtain their targets to stay their greatest life.”

Canberra Area Neurology and Ache Centre, Models 2-4 Corinna Chambers, Floor Ground, 36-38 Corinna Avenue, Phillip. Name 6253 0066 or go to

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