We offer consultations with our doctors who specialise in:

Respiratory Medicine

Respiratory Medicine encompasses lung and breathing-related conditions. Common respiratory symptoms include shortness of breath, cough, wheeze and chest tightness.

There are many types of lung infections which may affect those with persistent lung disease and impaired immunity, as well as those with no history of lung problems.

Common respiratory conditions include airways diseases such as asthma and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), chronic cough, sarcoidosis and pneumonia. In addition, it is an unfortunate fact that lung cancer remains one of the commonest causes of death in Australia. The best hope for reducing the impact of lung cancer is in prevention (avoiding cigarette smoking and other inhaled toxins) as well as early diagnosis and treatment.

In assessing and treating respiratory disorders our practice makes use of Pulmonary Function Testing [link to Pulmonary Function Testing page], radiological imaging (which may include x-rays, CT scans, nuclear medicine scans or other forms of imaging) and occasionally fibreoptic bronchoscopy is used for either diagnostic or treatment purposes.

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We take a patient-centered approach to medical care with the aim of empowering his patients to achieve better sleep and optimal long-term health outcomes.

Dr Adrian Chazan

MBBS MELB FRACP

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Dr Chazan is a Respiratory & Sleep Physician, and General Physician. Born in Melbourne, he undertook his basic medical training at the University of Melbourne. With a passion for sleep and breathing, he trained at world-renowned centres of excellence in Melbourne and Sydney, including Westmead Hospital, the Alfred Hospital and Monash Medical Centre. Adrian has been involved in research activities in the fields of sleep apnoea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and exercise physiology.

Adrian utilises the latest findings in sleep research as well as the emerging technologies in diagnosis and treatment. He takes a patient-centered approach to medical care with the aim of empowering his patients to achieve better sleep and optimal long-term health outcomes.

Dr Rajiv Sharma

MBBS MD FRACP

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Dr Sharma completed his basic physician training in St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne. Subsequently he trained in Respiratory Medicine at The Canberra Hospital and Sleep Medicine at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. Prior to relocating to Melbourne, he worked as a full time Respiratory & Sleep Medicine staff specialist at Townsville Hospital. Rajiv enjoys managing all aspects of Respiratory and Sleep disorders including Asthma, COPD, interstitial lung disease, chronic cough, lung nodules, sleep apnoea, hypersomnolence, restless legs syndrome and other non-respiratory sleep disorders.

He also has a special interest in interventional pulmonology (bronchoscopic techniques). Dr Sharma also has keen interest and experience in medical education and research and has been involved in these areas for a number of years.

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