Welcome to Auckland Allergy Clinic
Allergies range from the mild and transient to the chronic and disabling, in some patients they can be acute and life threatening.
The Auckland Allergy Clinic is committed to the provision of a high quality private sector diagnostic and management service for patients (adults and children) and referring doctors.
Situated in Jervois Road, Herne Bay, the Auckland Allergy Clinics methods of investigation and treatment are those endorsed by The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA), The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAA&I), The British Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology (BSACI), and the American Contact Dermatitis Society (ACD), of which our Allergists are members.
Auckland Allergy Clinic Mission statement
Our mission is to offer a comprehensive, holistic, and personalized service to diagnose and treat allergic diseases in adults and children. We adhere to the "Good Allergy Practice" guidelines of Australasian Society of Clinical Allergy & Immunology (ASCIA), the British Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology (BSACI) and the European Academy of Allergy & Clinical Immunology (EAACI).
The service being private, allows an appointment time convenient to the patients, with very short waiting time. Our doctors use only scientifically proven diagnostic tests and treatment options that are evidence based and internationally recognized. The founder & Chief Medical Officer of Auckland Allergy Clinic, Dr Vincent St Aubyn Crump, has over 20 years' experience working as a Consultant in Allergic diseases in New Zealand. He established Auckland Allergy Clinic in 1994. Reflecting his unique postgraduate training in Dermatology, General Medicine as well as Allergy, this practice has grown to become the largest and most (holistic) Allergy Practice in New Zealand. Regular checks and audits on medical procedures within the clinic to ensure that the clinic avails itself to the most up to date technologies available in Allergy care.
We recognize the fact that "knowledge is power" and therefore we offer education and strive to raise awareness of allergic diseases to patients and the general public, which will ultimately lead to improvement in the quality of lives of allergy sufferers & their families.
The Allergy education is done through the Allergy Library and the Latest Allergy News and a monthly newsletter, as well as the Patient hand-outs given to patients during their appointment at the clinic.
At this clinic we believe that making an accurate diagnosis is half of the cure for any medical problem. Over 20 years using a pre-completed questionnaire, we have found that if the correct questions are asked before the initial consultation, the correct diagnosis can be made within a much shorter time frame. Based on 20 years of personally validating the clinic's questionnaire, and with the use of up-to-date published validated algorithms, Dr Vincent St Aubyn Crump has designed COAST™, Comprehensive Online Allergy Screening Tool. This is the tool that all new patients complete online before their visit to the clinic. This will guide the doctors to start creating a personalized management plan for each patient. The tests done are personalized for each patient, and patients might be asked to bring in suspected allergens from their home or work environment.
Conditions treated at the Auckland Allergy Clinic include:
- Allergic asthma
- Allergic Contact dermatitis
- Allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
- Anaphylaxis from all causes (foods, drugs, insect stings, etc)
- Drug Reactions (Allergic & non-allergic)
- Food Allergies & Food Intolerance
- Latex Allergy
- Occupational Skin and Lung Diseases
- Urticaria (hives)
- Venom Allergy
Latest Allergy News
Immunotherapy - the future of treating allergies?
Immunotherapy is defined as 'the treatment of diseases by inducing, enhancing, or suppressing an immune response'. Simply put, immunotherapy modifies or avoids diseases by influencing the immune system. The immune system is the body's defence mechanism, and immunotherapy mainly acts as a reinforcement of this mechanism.