Dr JA (Adriaan) Venter / The Rural Lung Unit

The Rural Lung Unit is a specialist respiratory practice that diagnoses and manages complex respiratory illnesses. Our practice includes a full lung function laboratory which includes testing such as spirometry, diffusion and body box testing. We also perform bronchial challenge testing for the diagnosis of asthma. One other test provided is the cardiopulmonary exercise test for checking VO2 max and diagnose undifferentiated patients with shortness of breath.

The practice consults between the hours of 10am until 4pm Mondays to Thursdays. The office is open for enquiries Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm and Friday 9am to 2.30pm.

Our respiratory physician is Associate Professor Adriaan Venter who has been in clinical practice as a respiratory physician since 2000. He is also attached to the Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital, the Calvary Private Hospital and is a senior lecturer at the University of NSW, Rural Medical Campus.

Specialist Medical Centre
12/325 Edward Street
Wagga Wagga  NSW  2650

Ph:  02  69256122
Fax: 02  69256133
Office email: kim@lungunit.com.au
Website: www.lungunit.com

Cristy Houghton

Cristy's unique career has taken her from country NSW to the city lights of Clarendon Street South Melbourne and back again. With an early career in radio as a copywriter and creative strategist, she is now a Jill of all trades as a graphic designer, website builder, blog writer, video editor, social media manager, marketing strategist and more. 

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Cristy has won two Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) for Best Ad and Best Sales Promotion, and even has an 'Employee of the Year' certificate with her name on it.

Cristy and her husband James have traveled extensively through Russia, China and South East Asia, and have two fur-babies, Sooty (cat) and Panda (puppy). Cristy loves drinking coffee, meeting people to drink coffee, coffee tasting and coffee flavoured cocktails. She also enjoys road trips, TED Talks and watching cat videos on youtube.