Dr Andrew Baker - Immunologist and Allergy Specialist - North Shore Auckland
Private Service Internal Medicine
Allergy Specialist Doctor Immunologist Auckland
Dr Andrew Baker MBChB FRACP Immunologist and Allergist.
Call for an appointment 4412750
Our allergy clinic is based in Takapuna, North Shore, Auckland.
I specialise in:
- Diagnosis and treatment of rhinitis (hay fever - sneezing, running and itching nose and eyes)
- Dust mite allergy, grass tree pollen allergy and cat or dog allergy
- Testing and diagnosis of food allergy
- Urticaria (hives - itchy skin, itchy rashes, welts)
- Angioedema (swelling of lips, tongue, eyes)
- Bee and wasp allergy
- Allergy testing
We provide accurate testing, diagnosis and management of allergies and related conditions, with good communication/education and practical advice.
Initial appointments are 60 minutes long to allow full discussion, advice, and time to answer questions.
I am fortunate to work with Simone Stephens - an experienced Immunology/Allergy nurse.
We provide a hayfever desensitisation service e.g. to dustmite, grasses, plantain, cat and dog allergy.
We also do desensitisation for bee and wasp allergy and anaphylaxis. We offer both subcutaneous and sublingual desensitisation.
My qualifications are an MBChB from the University of Otago, registration with the New Zealand Medical Council (NZMC), and my Immunology/Allergy specialist qualification is the FRACP (Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)). I am a member of the NZCIAG (New Zealand Clinical Immunology and Allergy Group) and ASCIA (Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy). The practices of our clinic are in line with those of the BSACI (British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology and AAAAI (American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology). Immunology is a type of Internal Medicine Specialist (Band III specialist on Southern Cross plans.)
You can either organise the appointment yourself by calling 09 441 2750, or you can get a referral from your GP.
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Immunologist & Allergist
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Dr Andrew Baker MBChB FRACP Immunologist Auckland
- Just call 09 441 2750 for an appointment -You do not have to be referred. (Our office is open 8am - 8pm Monday to Friday)
- or ask your GP to write a referral.
As an Immunologist and Allergist (allergy specialist doctor), I receive referrals from the greater Auckland region including Central Auckland City, Eastern Suburbs, Manukau, Rodney, Waitakere, and further abroad for those who are prepared to travel.
I see patients 10 years of age or older.
For your appointment it is valuable to bring:
- details of any current medications
- letters/documents from other specialists/your GP
- any x-ray films or reports
- copies of previous test results
- photos (if you have them) of any rashes or swelling you have had.
- If you think you have had an allergic reaction to a food, it can be useful to bring a small sample of between one to four of the foods you think you may have reacted to, in case we decide to skin test to them. The foods should be in separate containers so they do not contaminate each other, and you only need a small amount. If it was a cooked food, bring a raw and a cooked sample (in separate bags).
Don't worry if you do not have all of these because all allergy testing is available at our Auckland Immunology Allergy Clinic.
It is helpful if you arrive 10 minutes before your appointment, as there may be forms to complete prior to your consultation.
Procedures / Treatments
Patient Information - Desensitisation for Dust Mite, Grass, Cat, Dog Allergies for Rhinitis Hay fever Asthma
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Allergic Rhinoconjunctivitis (Hay Fever)
Rhinoconjunctivitis is the inflammation of the lining of the nose and eyes due to allergy. It causes a blocked, runny and itchy nose, sneezing and itchy running eyes.… More
Causes of Urticaria Hives Itch and Treatment- Waitemata Allergy Clinic Takapuna
Urticaria (hives) is an itchy rash which comes and goes. It can cause small bumps or large patches over 15 cm. Causes of urticaria hives include not only allergy but also non-allergic causes. … More
Angioedema (Episodic swelling lips/tongue/eyes)
This is episodic swelling of the lips, tongue or around the eyes that is usually painless. For some it can cause shortness of breath, voice change, or a sensation of tightness around the neck. … More
Bee/Wasp Allergy and Desensitisation
For those with bee or wasp allergy, reactions can range from mild, through to life threatening. We provide bee wasp desensitisation which is an effective treatment to prevent reactions to future stings.… More
Sinusitis/Nasal Polyps/Asthma/Aspirin Sensitivity
Samters triad - Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD)
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Patients who are sensitive to aspirin may need aspirin desensitisation. … More
Food Allergy Testing and Diagnosis
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Anaphylaxis is often due to allergy (but not always). Patients experience a severe reaction which can involve skin rash, shortness of breath, dizziness or even loss of consciousness. Some patients can feel nauseated or get abdominal upset, vomiting and/or diarrhoea.… More
Skin Testing for Allergy
Skin prick tests involve placing on your skin drops of extracts from things you may be allergic to. We then scratch the skin through the drop.… More
Eczema Treatment and Causes
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What causes eczema?
Eczema is probably multifactorial, but it may be predominantly a deficiency in the bonding between cells in the skin. This leaves small breaks in the skin which can become inflamed, hence the red itchy rash.… More
Allergy Testing Dr Andrew Baker MBChB FRACP Auckland
Allergy Testing – what do skin tests and allergy blood tests mean?… More
Other Symptoms and Possible Allergy
Often many non-specific symptoms are put down to a food allergy or an intolerance. One of the best tests to investigate this is a double blinded placebo controlled food challenge (DBPCFC). … More
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Dustmite Allergy Treatment
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Do I need an Epipen® or Anapen®?
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(09) 441 2750
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15 Shea Terrace
15 Shea Terrace
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This page was last updated at 4:42PM on January 16, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Dr Andrew Baker - Immunologist and Allergy Specialist - North Shore Auckland.