Montford Specialist Centre is a medical consulting suite in Canberra’s inner north. We have two doctors working here, Dr Craig McColl and Dr Lynda Newman.
Dr Craig McColl is a Staff Specialist at The Canberra Hospital and Calvary Hospital, and also works for the Therapeutic Goods Administration, evaluating the clinical research accompanying drug company submissions, primarily for new neurology drugs. He has a special interest in epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis.
Dr Newman is a GP who works at Watson General Practice. She sees women for menopause and perimenopausal consultations at Montford Specialist Centre because these consultations take more time than is available in a traditional general practice setting.
To make an appointment with Dr McColl, speak to your local doctor and organise a referral. We will call you to arrange an appointment, but feel free to email us to check that we have received the referral. (The booking procedure is explained in more detail here). The practice provides an alternative follow-up venue for patients admitted to the Canberra Hospital Neurology Department or Stroke Unit, but the primary place for hospital follow-up is Calvary Hospital Ambulatory Care (Ph. 6201 6930). Appointments at Montford are allocated according to clinical urgency – if your problem is urgent, please get your local doctor to call us directly, and consider the option of seeing Dr McColl at Calvary.
To see Dr Newman you DO NOT need a referral. (The booking procedure is explained in more detail here).
Before your appointment, please gather all of your previous test results, scans and specialist letters. Try to prepare a list of your current medications (including the current dose in milligrams). If you have been on other medications in the past, please try to confirm the names of these and the reasons that they were ceased. All of this will help your appointment run smoothly.