Division of Neurology Note: General, undifferentiated neurology is the

Division of Neurology
Note: General, undifferentiated neurology is the predominant practice of community based members.
Most subspecialty, tertiary care neurologists will see such patients, as they are able.
Triage
Category
Examples
(not all inclusive)
Emergent
• Coma or sustained loss of
consciousness
• Acute vision loss
• Acute paralysis
• Status epliepticus
• Suspected transient ischemic
attack (TIA) or non-disabling
stroke in the past week
• Suspected TIA or stroke in
the previous 1-4 weeks
Call 902-473-2220
“Neurologist on call”
• Suspected TIA or stroke in
the past 1-3 months
Fax neurovascular
specialty neurologist
(fax #s on page 25)
• New onset seizures
Fax epilepsy specialist
(fax #s on page 25)
Fax neurologist of choice • Fax letter or referral
(fax #s on page 25)
form with details to
specific neurologist
(fax #s on page 25)
Urgent
Semi-Urgent
Non-Urgent 1
Non-Urgent 2
• Progressive pain syndrome
• Epilepsy management
• Non-specific sensory-motor
symptoms
• Neurologic conditions –
dementia, ataxia, movement
disorders
• Second opinion
• Chronic pain or
chronic daily or
recurrent headache
Process
Fax marked “Urgent” to
neurovascular specialty
neurologist (fax #s on
page 25)
Facilitators
• Fax letter or referral
form with details
to neurovascular
neurologist
(fax #s on page 25)
• Mark “Urgent”
• Fax letter or referral
form with details to
specific neurologist
(fax #s on page 25)
Fax neurologist of choice • Fax letter or referral
(fax #s on page 25)
form with details to
specific neurologist
(fax #s on page 25)
Standard
Wait Time
*Current
Wait Time
48 hours
(Emergency)
1.0 days
2 weeks
2.3 weeks
4-8 weeks
7.1 weeks
8-26 weeks
17.0 weeks
26-52 weeks
4.6 weeks
* As of September 30, 2014
Community based neurologists are also available - see page 26
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Division of Neurology
Neurologist
Special Interest
Telephone #
Address
Fax #
Dr. Timothy Benstead Neuromuscular
902-473-7451
902-473-4438
Dr. Virender Bhan
MS,
Parkinson’s
902-473-3731
Dr. Sultan Darvesh
Behavioural Neurology
902-473-2490
Dr. Ian Grant
Neuromuscular
902-473-3731
Dr. Gordon Gubitz
Neurovascular
902-473-6330
QEII Halifax Infirmary,
1796 Summer St., Rm. 3828,
Halifax, NS B3H 3A7
QEII Halifax Infirmary,
1796 Summer St., Rm. 3827,
Halifax, NS B3H 3A7
Veterans’ Memorial Building,
5595 Veterans’ Memorial Lane
Rm. 1308, VMB
Halifax, NS B3H 2E1
QEII Halifax Infirmary,
1796 Summer St., Rm. 3823,
Halifax, NS B3H 3A7
QEII Halifax Infirmary,
1796 Summer St., Rm. 3833,
Halifax, NS B3H 3A7
Suite 504, 44-46 Portland Street,
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 1H4
208 - 1535 Dresden Row
Halifax, NS, B3J 3T1
QEII Halifax Infirmary,
1796 Summer St., Rm. 3835,
Halifax, NS B3H 3A7
Bedford Waterfront Health Clinic
Suite 207, 967 Bedford Hwy,
Bedford, NS, B4A 1A9
QEII Halifax Infirmary,
1796 Summer St., Rm. 3824,
Halifax, NS B3H 3A7
5991 Spring Garden Rd., Suite 1110
Halifax, NS B3H 1Y6
Dr. Cory Jubenville
902-420-1878
Dr. David King
(Community Based)
Dr. Sarah Kirby
Movement Disorders
902-425-7343
Neuro-Oncology,
General Neurology
902-473-2405
Dr. Richard Leckey
(Community Based)
General Neurology
902-835-6444 #2
Dr. Charles Maxner
(Division Head)
MS Clinic,
Neuro-ophthalmology (ECC)
Dr. A. (Sandy)
MacDougall
(Community Based)
Dr. Roger McKelvey
(Community Based)
General Neurology
902-473-2130
902-422-7817
902-473-1869
902-425-2960
902-473-4438
902-473-7133
902-473-4438
902-473-4438
902-420-1623
902-423-0879
902-473-4438
902-404-3235
902-473-4438
902-425-2069
General Neurology,
MS,
Huntington’s,
Movement Disorders,
Behavioural Neurology
Neurovascular
902-465-8723
44-46 Portland St. Suite 504
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 1H4
902-482-6959
902-473-5423
902-473-4438
Dr. Bernd
Pohlmann-Eden
Epilepsy
902-473-6501
Dr. R. Allan Purdy
Headache
902-473-2130
Dr. R. Mark Sadler
Epilepsy
902-473-7451
Dr. Kerrie Schoffer
(Community Based)
Movement Disorders,
Huntington’s,
General Neurology
902-407-3100
QEII Halifax Infirmary,
1796 Summer St., Rm. 3831,
Halifax, NS B3H 3A7
QEII Halifax Infirmary,
1796 Summer St., Rm. 3838,
Halifax, NS B3H 3A7
QEII Halifax Infirmary,
1796 Summer St., Rm. 3819,
Halifax, NS B3H 3A7
QEII Halifax Infirmary,
1796 Summer St., Rm. 3829,
Halifax, NS B3H 3A7
Suite 401, 5880 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, NS, B3H 1Y1
Dr. Stephen Phillips
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902-473-4438
902-473-4438
902-473-4438
902-407-3101
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