Auckland Allergy Clinic
Auckland Allergy Clinic
The Auckland Allergy Clinic is the longest established private allergy clinic in Auckland, New Zealand. The clinic was established in Remuera in 1994 and moved to Jervois Road, Herne Bay at the end of 2000. The clinic treats both adults and children with all allergic diseases.
Our allergy practice is based on scientific, evidence based medicine.
Investigations and treatment options used include:
- Skin prick tests to all standard allergens
- Blood tests
- Elimination diets
- Blinded food & drug challenges
- Patch tests to all standard chemical allergens
- CT scans & x-rays
- Avoidance protocols
- Desensitisation / immunotherapy
- Drug therapy
All our methods of investigation and treatment are those recommended by The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology & Allergy (ASCIA) and The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI), of which our allergists are members.
What is Immunology?
Immunology is the branch of biomedical science that is concerned with the study of the structure, function and disorders of the immune system. The immune system is a complex system of organs and cells that recognises foreign material, e.g. bacteria and viruses, in our bodies and builds a defence against them.
Immunology includes: the use of vaccines to protect against diseases, the role of the immune system in non-infectious diseases such as cancer and allergies and the destruction of the body’s own tissues by the immune system (autoimmunity).
A doctor who specialises in the prevention, diagnosis and management of immune system disorders is called an immunologist.
Allergist and Physician
At my Auckland clinic I operate the following clinic times:
Monday: 8.00am - 5.00pm
Tuesday: 8.00am - 12.30pm
Wednesday: 8.00am - 5.00pm
Thursday: 8.00am - 5.00pm
Friday: Reception is open for bookings 9am - 3 pm
I attend my Wellington, Gisbourne, Napier and Queenstown clinics once a month.
Clinics are also held in Napier at Asthma Hawke's Bay, Wellington, Gisborne and Queenstown.
Please contact the Auckland clinic for all bookings (09) 376 6185.
If you would like to make an appointment with the Allergy Specialist please telephone the clinic on (09) 376 6185. Alternatively, click here for information on how to request an appointment by email.
Before the Appointment
You will be asked to complete a questionnaire and email, fax or post it to the clinic prior to your appointment. You will also be advised to avoid anti-histamines for 72 hours before your initial consultation as this could interfere with allergy skin tests which the doctor would carry out.
You may be referred to the clinic by your GP or you may self-refer.
What to Bring
Please bring your questionnaire and doctor's referral letter, if these have not previously been sent to the clinic. Also any x-rays you may have.
A full initial consultation can take anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes, usually about 45-60 minutes. Skin Prick Testing will usually be carried out during this time and you will be asked to wait in the waiting room for approximately 15 minutes between tests.
Additional testing, beyond the 1 hour allocated for an initial consultation, may be required for some patients. If delayed hypersensitivity (allergy) is suspected, a Patch Test may be needed. This test is usually read 48 hours and 72 hours after application to the back.
For more information about Skin Prick Tests, please click here.
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Food Allergy & Food Intolerance
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Skin Prick Test
This involves placing a drop of the allergen on your skin and then scratching your skin through the drop.… More
Normal policy is for payment to be made at the time of the consultation, unless special arrangements are made prior to this. You will be given a receipt for the visit and this is claimable on your medical insurance if you have specialist cover.
Reception can advise you of fees.
There is parking in the clinic forecourt as well as on the street directly outside the clinic.
There is access and facilities for the disabled.
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This page was last updated at 9:05AM on September 13, 2013. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland Allergy Clinic.