Auckland Adult & Paediatric Allergy Specialist & Clinical Immunologist - Rohan Ameratunga
Private Service, Allergy and Immunology, Internal Medicine
Associate Professor Rohan Ameratunga is an Adult and Paediatric Immunology/Allergy Specialist.
We offer up-to-date clinical assessment and treatment of most allergies and a wide range of immune disorders.
If you suspect that you or your child has an allergy or if you have problems with any of the following, we can help you to treat and manage these disorders:
- Allergic conjunctivitis
- Cat and dog allergies
- Chronic cough
- Dust Mite allergy
- Eye allergies
- Food allergies
- Hay fever
- Latex allergy
- Medication and drug allergy
- Nasal allergies
- Primary immune deficiency
- Skin allergies
- SLE (Systemic lupus erythematosus )
- Wasp / bee and insect sting allergies
In addition, there are two registered dietitians at Grafton Specialists who can provide guidance on nutrition after your allergy diagnosis.
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.
Allergy Specialist & Clinical Immunologist
• You do not need a referral to get an appointment.
• It will however be helpful if your GP has referred you.
• We will send your GP a written report after your consultation.
• You will receive a copy of the letter sent to your GP.
What to expect at your initial allergy consultation
• The consultation will involve a thorough allergy and personal medical history discussion.
• It will be followed by a physical examination and will include basic allergies diagnostic tests.
• You will receive the results of these tests and be given treatment advice at the next follow up consultation.
• If possible, bring a list of suspected causes for your allergy.
• Infants can be tested for food allergies from any age.
Fees - From 1st January 2021:
The fee for an initial consultation will be $500.
Follow Up Consultation
Follow Up Consultations will be $250.
Fees are due at the time of consultation. We accept cash, cheques, Eftpos, Visa & Mastercard.
If you have medical insurance with Specialist Cover, you may be able to claim all or part of your consultation fee. Please check with your provider. We have chosen not to affiliate with Southern Cross Health Insurance but Southern Cross ULTRACARE members have been covered to attend the practice. You may wish to discuss upgrading to ULTRACARE with Southern Cross. All other medical insurance companies cover our services. For desensitisation immunotherapy we require all insured patients to have a specialist consultation during every treatment.
Children with severe disabilities may be entitled to a child disability allowance. Please contact WINZ for more information or visit their website at:
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Procedures / Treatments
Rhinitis is the inflammation of the lining of the nose (nasal mucosa).… More
There are several different types of eczema but all have a number of common symptoms, the main feature being red, inflamed, itchy skin.… More
Asthma symptoms include coughing, wheezing, a tight feeling in the chest and trouble breathing.… More
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
This is an autoimmune disease where the immune system harms cells of the body.… More
We offer specialised skin testing for tree nuts and other allergens not available through private laboratories. More
We offer intravenous immunoglobulin infusions for patients with immunodeficiencies. We offer pulsed methylprednisolone and other biological infusions for autoimmune disease. More
Food and Drug Challenges
We offer a range of services including diagnostic skin testing and food challenges in patients who may have outgrown their food allergies. In addition we have an on site dietitian who is able to offer advice on specialised diets. More
Click here for detailed information on accessing us from the motorways.
Bus stops for the Link buses and other main routes are located near Auckland Hospital, on Park Road, which is 2-3 minutes walk.
Grafton Train Station is approximately a 15 minute walk.
Contact Auckland Transport or phone (09) 366 6400 for timetable information.
Limited patient parking is available down the driveway on the left hand side.
The first 8 car parks on the left have blue signs with "Grafton Specialists Parking" to indicate patient parking. Parking is only for the duration of your consultation. You will be required to register your car at reception.
Paid parking is generally available if these spaces are full.
All Healthcare providers in NZ are covered by the Health and Disability act. https://www.hdc.org.nz/
(09) 919 2615
(09) 919 2627
Please call or email to book an appointment.
97 Grafton Rd
97 Grafton Rd
PO Box 8430
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This page was last updated at 3:01PM on January 21, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland Adult & Paediatric Allergy Specialist & Clinical Immunologist - Rohan Ameratunga.