Dr Hamish Crawford


About Dr Hamish Crawford

Dr Hamish Crawford is a Respiratory Medicine specialist in Westmead, NSW, Australia.

Respiratory Medicine

Respiratory medicine concerns the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders affecting the lungs and breathing. The lungs, located within the chest, bring oxygen to the bloodstream and remove carbon dioxide from it. When you breathe in, air passes through the throat into the trachea (windpipe). The base of the trachea divides into the right and left bronchi (tubes). These divide again and again, becoming smaller and smaller until the smallest airways, the alveoli, are reached. Oxygen moves across the walls of the alveoli and enters the bloodstream. After passing through the heart the arteries carry it throughout the body. Carbon dioxide is passed from the blood into the alveoli and is breathed out of the lungs. A range of conditions affect the respiratory system. Common problems include asthma, involving inflammation of the bronchi, which makes them swell, narrowing the airways. Sleep apnoea is characterised by a reduction or pause of airflow during sleep. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is any disorder that persistently obstructs bronchial airflow. COPD mainly involves two related diseases: chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

Contact Dr Hamish Crawford

02 9891 6630
Westmead Specialist Med Ctr, Ste 306
151 Hawkesbury Rd
Westmead 2145 NSW

02 9891 6630
Ste 304
13-15 Moore St
Liverpool 2170 NSW

151 Hawkesbury Rd NSW 2145 Australia