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General Internal Medicine

The General Internal Medicine Department focuses on general and acute care medicine, and provides care for patients that require intensive care. We provide specialist non-surgical healthcare to adult patients with complex, serious, difficult and interconnecting medical problems.

The department is led by specialist consultant physicians who have completed a minimum of seven years training.

How to access this service

Urgent care is accessed after review in the Emergency Department. For less urgent care, specialist is required to access this service. Referrals from your regular GP can be made to Specialist Outpatient Clinics (see below).

The Specialist Outpatient Clinic can also be accessed by Telehealth.


Dr James Gome
General Medicine Physician, Endocrinologist, Clinical Director General Medicine

Dr Miththinda Kankanamage
General Medicine Physician

Dr Muhammad Javaid
General Medicine Physician, Nephrologist

Dr Nicholas Barraclough
General Medicine Physician, Nephrologist, Clinical Lead SWH Renal Services

Visiting Medical Officers providing inpatient services only
Dr Mark Page
General Medicine Physician, Infectious Disease Physician, Clinical Director Infection Prevention and Critical Care

Dr Satish Nagarajah
General Medicine Physician

Dr Anna Clissold
General Medicine Physician

Dr Sony Sebastian Thazhath
General Medicine Physician

Refer a patient

Referrals to Specialist Outpatient Clinics can be made by completing a SWH Specialist Outpatient Clinic referral form. Referral guidelines for the Specialist Outpatient Clinics are available. These referrals are then triaged and appointments are made according to clinical urgency.

Patient information

  • What to bring

    • An up-to-date list of all of your medications
    • A list of questions that you have regarding your condition
    • A family member/support person (if needed)
  • After your appointment

    After your appointment, the physician will write to your general practitioner and other relevant health care providers to update them of what has occurred at the consultation.

Frequently asked questions

  • Do I get to choose my own specialist?

    As a public clinic, the patient does not get to choose which specialist they will see for their appointment.

  • Does my appointment have an out-of-pocket cost?

    No, there is no cost to attend this clinic if the referral guidelines have been met.

Page last updated: 18 February 2021

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