Clinical Services

Clinical Pharmacologists

Dr Matt Doogue. MBChB, FRACP

Consultation Guidelines

Any clinical pharmacology issues for example: interpretation of drug concentrations, advice on drug monitoring and toxicology, pharmacokinetic or pharmacodynamic issues, or issues related to principles of therapeutics and quality use of medicines.

We encourage medical staff to work closely with clinical pharmacists.

Inpatient Consultation Service

Inpatient consultations are available within Flinders Medical Centre

For urgent consultations, contact the on call Clinical Pharmacologist

Outpatient Services are offered on referral to the following clinics:

Hypertension

 

Flinders Medical Centre, Medical Clinics

 

8204 8953

General Medicine

 

Flinders Medical Centre, Medical Clinics

 

8204 8953

 

Cardiology

 

Veteran's Heart Clinic, Repatriation General Hospital

 

8275 1934 or 8275 1791

Syncope Clinic

 

Repatriation General Hospital

 

8275 1033

 

Diabetes

Flinders Medical Centre, Medical Clinics

8204 8953

Endocrinology

Flinders Medical Centre, Medical Clinics

8204 8953

Diagnostic Services

The diagnostic laboratory service for the Department of Clinical Pharmacology is provided by the Express Laboratory and the Special Chemistry and Pharmacology Laboratories of SA Pathology. The Special Chemistry and Pharmacology Laboratory performs drug assays based on LC/MS/MS and HPLC techniques while the Express Laboratory offers assays based on automated immunoassays. All assay results are interpreted by a Clinical Pharmacologist or Pharmacologist, and a written report is issued. Clinical Pharmacology consultants are available during working hours for advice and after hours through an on-call arrangement.

Drug assays currently available include:

Express Laboratory

Special Chemistry and Pharmacology

Digoxin

Perhexiline

Gentamicin

Amiodarone

Vancomycin

Flecainide

Phenytoin

Warfarin

Carbamazepine

Mycophenolic acid

Valproic acid

Thiopurine metabolites

Phenobarbitone

Clozapine

Theophylline

Olanzapine

Lithium

Quetiapine

Cyclosporin

5-Fluorocytosine

Tacrolimus

Morphine

Paracetamol

Oxymorphone

Salicylic acid

Hydromorphone

 

Oxycodone

 

Hydrocodone

 

Norpethidine

 

Pethidine

 

Methadone

 

Fentanyl