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Dr Jan Sinclair - Paediatric Allergist

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Description

I have been seeing patients in private practice in Auckland since 2000 and have been based at the EastMed clinic since 2007.  My initial training was in paediatrics, then further specialising in allergy and clinical immunology.  I am happy to see infants, children and young people up until the age at which they finish school. 

 Common conditions referred for my assessment include:

  • Food allergy and intolerance
  • Eczema
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Asthma
  • Recurrent infection
  • Urticaria
  • Anaphylaxis.

 Investigations and treatment may include:

  • Allergy skin prick tests
  • Blood tests (including “RAST” or specific IgE tests)
  • Dietary modification
  • Prescription of low allergy formula
  • Allergen avoidance protocols
  • Desensitisation (generally sublingual or SLIT rather than injection)
  • Dietitian referral
  • Provision of allergic reaction plans.

Consultants

Referral Expectations

To Make an Appointment
If you would like to make an appointment for your child to see me please telephone the clinic on (09) 585 0190.

Before the Appointment
You will be asked to complete a questionnaire about your child which should be emailed, faxed or posted back to the clinic prior to your appointment.
If allergy tests are likely it is best if your child is not given any antihistamines for 5 days prior to the appointment, as this would interfere with allergy tests.  If stopping antihistamines is not possible then you should still keep the appointment, as there are other options to doing skin tests.  Other medications (especially for asthma and ezcema) should be continued as usual. 

Referral
Appointments can be made with or without referral from your doctor.  If your doctor does suggest the appointment it is useful to have a letter from them containing any important information and results of any previous tests.

What to Bring
Please bring your questionnaire and doctor's referral letter if these have not already been sent to the clinic. Copies of previous allergy test results should be brought with you.  Bring your child’s well child book, plus any previous measurements of their height and weight (particularly if there are concerns about growth). 

Your Consultation
A child’s first visit may take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes. If allergy skin testing is needed it will usually be undertaken during this time.  If allergy skin testing is needed for unusual allergens then this testing may need to be referred to the hospital lab, and generally an appointment can be made for this within 1-2 weeks.

Common Conditions

  • Eczema

    Atopic eczema is a common condition affecting up to 1 in 5 infants.  While the "cause" is generally not known, having a family history of eczema and allergies is very common for those affected.  Especially when eczema is severe, families and patients generally want to know the "cause" and identify… More

  • Allergic Rhinitis or Hay Fever

    Allergic rhinitis occurs when there is inflammation of the lining of the nose (nasal mucosa) due to an allergen.… More

  • Food Allergy

    Food allergy is a common problem, affecting up to 5% of children.… More

  • Anaphylaxis

    Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction which can be life threatening.  Triggers of anaphylaxis can include insect stings, drugs and foods.  Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency and urgent medical attention should always be sought.… More

Charges

Payment will be made at the time of the consultation and a receipt provided.  EftPos facilities are available.  Fees can be advised at the time of booking an appointment.

Parking

There is ample free patient parking provided in front of the clinic.

Contact Details

Wheelchair access is available throughout the one level eastMED complex.

EastMed Specialist Centre
188 St Heliers Bay Rd
Auckland 1071

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Street Address

EastMed Specialist Centre
188 St Heliers Bay Rd
Auckland 1071

Postal Address

Private Bag 25905
St Heliers
Auckland 1740

This page was last updated at 11:50AM on July 2, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Dr Jan Sinclair - Paediatric Allergist.