Allergy is very common, and is becoming increasingly so. We have created a dedicated Allergy Clinic to provide a focused approach to helping you identify and manage your allergies.
Our clinic runs fortnightly at our Isle St practice (9 Isle Street, Queenstown).
How it works:
Our understanding of allergy/intolerance and the crossover with other conditions especially atopy (eczema, hayfever and asthma) is advancing all time. Concern about allergies is on the increase so accurate assessment and clear planning is really important to minimise stress. Maximise good nutrition and optimise health.
We commonly assess:
Our treatment options include:
Prevention of allergy, symptom prevention and reduction, immunotherapy, re-introduction of low risk foods, supervised food exclusion trials, interval monitoring of allergy sensitisation levels ( eg peanut ) to schedule safe food challenges.
Please note: We do not do patch testing for sensitivity to skin products.
Our regional public service is limited so this service allows more in depth assessment ahead of a public referral if needed. We aim to reduce wait times for patients and increase options available.
We have clinical relationships with immunologists and paediatricians at Starship Hospital, Southland Hospital and the Auckland District Health Board. We also work closely with dieticians available for online and in person consults.
QMC Allergy team:
Dr Tonya Cruikshank (GPSI Special Interest in Allergy) is a GP with 20 years experience and particular interest in paediatric and adult allergy. She is a member of a NZ wide peer review group in Allergy and is in a regular communication with Specialist Immunologists.
Sandra Fleming is a practice nurse with over 15 years experience. Sandy has Post Graduate experience in Respiratory Health and Assessment and a special interest in Health Literacy, Teaching and Allergy.
We look forward to meeting you and helping you in our Allergy Clinic