A neurologist is a doctor who specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and management of disorders of the nervous system including diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles.
- Diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the nervous system
You need a referral from a doctor to see a neurologist.
How to accessAsk your doctor about how to make an appointment with your neurologist.
CostsNeurologist services may be partly or fully covered by Medicare.
Neurologist fees are covered by some private health funds, but the amount will depend on your insurance policy. Contact your insurer for more information.
RegulationRegulated by the Australian Health PractitionerAgency (AHPRA)
RegistrationNeurologists must be registered through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Neurologists must be registered through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), with the Medical Board of Australia.
Minimum qualificationsThe minimum education requirement for a neurologist is Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
- Take results of any tests with you (such as x-rays, ultrasounds, MRIs).