A neurologist is a doctor who specializes in treating diseases of the nervous system. The nervous system comprises the central and peripheral nervous system. This complex system involves the spinal cord and the brain.
Illnesses, disorders, and injuries that involve the nervous system frequently require a neurologist’s treatment.
People who are having problems with their senses, such as touch, vision, or smell, may also need to see a neurologist. Problems with senses are sometimes caused by nervous system disorders.
You may also need to see a neurologist if you have symptoms of multiple sclerosis, such as tingling, loss of bowel control, or vision loss.
For additional information, please call the Hampstead Health Family Practice reception desk on (08) 8162 9817
In order for you to make an appointment with Dr Tan, you will require a referral from your GP. Then please call reception on (08) 8162 9817. Please bring your referral along to your appointment.
Ensure you have a current referral from your GP, and please bring this along to your appointment.
Dr Aaron Tan
BMBS, FRACP, Clinical Lecturer, Neurologist & Stroke Physician
Dr Aaron Tan completed his medical degree at Flinders University of South Australia in 1997 and has been a consultant neurologist since 2008. He completed his basic physician and advanced training in Neurology at Royal Adelaide (RAH) and The Queen Elizabeth Hospitals (TQEH), followed by a Stroke Fellowship under Professor Chris Bladin in Melbourne in 2008. In addition to working at Hampstead Health, Dr Tan is a senior neurologist at both the RAH and TQEH, where he is also part of the inaugural rural stroke service for Country Health SA. Dr Tan has participated in numerous trials in stroke and dementia; presented at national and international meetings and has a number of publications. He continues to help train FRACP candidates, previously being a professional development and educational supervisor. As a clinical lecturer, Dr Tan continues to provide teaching to University of Adelaide medical students. His subspecialty interests include stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, memory and carpal tunnel syndrome. Bulk billed nerve conductions are performed at TQEH.