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Auckland Adult & Paediatric Allergy Specialist & Clinical Immunologist - Rohan Ameratunga

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7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

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
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema
  • Asthma
  • Cat and dog allergies
  • Chronic cough
  • Dust Mite allergy
  • Eye allergies
  • Eczema
  • Food allergies
  • Hay fever
  • Hives
  • Latex allergy
  • Medication and drug allergy
  • Nasal allergies
  • Primary immune deficiency
  • Rhinitis
  • Skin allergies
  • SLE (Systemic lupus erythematosus )
  • Urticaria
  • Vasculitis
  • 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.

Consultants

Hours

7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Referral Expectations

Referrals
• 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.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Rhinitis

    Rhinitis is the inflammation of the lining of the nose (nasal mucosa).… More

  • Eczema

    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

    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

  • Skin testing

    More

  • Intravenous infusions

    More

  • Food and drug challenges

    More

Charges

Fees - From 1st January 2019:

Initial Consultation
The fee for an initial consultation will be $440.

Follow Up Consultation
Follow Up Consultations will be $220.

Payment Terms
Fees are due at the time of consultation. We accept cash, cheques, Eftpos, Visa & Mastercard.

Medical Insurance
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.

Disability Allowance
Children with severe disabilities may be entitled to a child disability allowance. Please contact WINZ for more information or visit their website at:
http://www.workandincome.govt.nz/individuals/a-z-benefits/child-disability-allowance.html

Travel Directions

Click here for detailed information on accessing us from the motorways.

Public Transport

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.

Parking

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.

Other

All Healthcare providers in NZ are covered by the Health and Disability act. https://www.hdc.org.nz/

Contact Details

97 Grafton Road, Grafton

Central Auckland

Please call the clinic to make an appointment. Note we do not book appointments via email.

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Grafton Specialists
Ground Floor
97 Grafton Rd
Grafton
Auckland 1010

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Grafton Specialists
Ground Floor
97 Grafton Rd
Grafton
Auckland 1010

Postal Address

Grafton Specialists
PO Box 8430
Symonds St
Auckland 1150

This page was last updated at 11:54AM on February 18, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland Adult & Paediatric Allergy Specialist & Clinical Immunologist - Rohan Ameratunga.