Addenbrooke’s neuromuscular service provides a comprehensive specialist service for neuromuscular disorders for adults and children throughout the East of England.
The adult service is based Addenbrooke’s Hospital, using the ward and outpatient facilities. The paediatric neuromuscular service is based at the Child Development Centre at the Hospital.
In assessment, patients may be asked details of the onset of the problem and a family history may also help clinical assessment. If other members of the family have a similar disorder then detailed information may be of value. Diagnosis may require clinical examination of nerves and muscles.
How to access the service
The neuromuscular team see patients following referral from another practitioner, such as a GP or neurologist. Normally patients are seen in outpatients for assessment.
Dr Gautam Ambegaonkar
Dr. Ambegaonkar trained at the Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre in London and has a special interest in paediatric neuromuscular disorders. He is the lead consultant for paediatric neuromuscular disorders at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and has developed a network for neuromuscular disorders in the East of England Eastern Muscle Group.
Dr Max Damian
Dr Damian runs a myasthenia and inflammatory myopathies clinic, every two weeks as well as a muscular dystrophy multi disciplinary team clinic and transition outpatient clinic in Ipswich, every 2 weeks. He also looks after Critical Care units at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
Dr Charlotte Brierley
Dr Brierley leads a weekly adult neuromuscular clinic at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Dr Brierley has started a transition clinic with Dr Ambegaonkar which is attended by regional care advisors. She plans to start a regular myotonic dystrophy clinic when the Papworth Hospital moves to the Addenbrooke’s site.
Dr Deepa Krishnakumar
Dr Krishnakumar has experience in paediatrics spanning 15 years. She treats children in specialist neurological conditions including neuromuscular problems both for outpatient and inpatient management. Dr Krishnakumar’s research interests also include diagnostics of rare paediatric hereditary neuropathies and mitochondrial disorders.
Andrea Russell is a neuromuscular care advisor based in the East of England.
Get in touch with Andrea by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone : 01223 349815
Andy is a neuromuscular care advisor based in the East of England.
Get in touch with Andy by email: email@example.com or telephone : 01223 349815
Carol Wood is a neuromuscular care advisor based in the East of England.
Get in touch with Carol by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone : 01223 349815
Other key people in the team include:
- Dr Alison Sansome , Community Paediatrician
- Liz Joyner , Neuromuscular Care Advisor (Norfolk)
- Catherine Ward , Paediatric Neuromuscular Physiotherapist
- Jacqui Taylor , Paediatric Neuromuscular Physiotherapist
- Muscular dystrophy MDT clinic and transition clinic in Ipswich
- Myasthenia and inflammatory myopathies Clinic
- Neuromuscular clinic
- Paediatric neuromuscular clinic
- Paediatric scoliosis clinic
- Transitional neuromuscular clinic