Overview

It is the only private practice in Australia providing a day stay inpatient admission service for the safe administration of food and medication challenges and subcutaneous immunotherapy and intra-dermal testing.

Our doctors take pride in caring for patients with allergic disease including:

  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Drug allergy
  • Eczema
  • Food allergy
  • Insect-sting allergy
  • Urticaria

Adult and paediatric patients

Our clinic sees both adult and paediatric patients with food allergy (both IgE and non-IgE mediated food allergy). Our doctors are also qualified in the comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and management of immunodeficiency disorders.

Referring to Allergy Services

Patients require a valid referral to be seen by our Specialists.

Referrals can be emailed to [email protected], faxed to 03 9426 6889 or brought on the day of the appointment.

Referrals are not required to be seen by our Dermatology Nurse Practitioner, Ms Liz Leins.

Our specialists

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Allergy services at Epworth Geelong

Phone: 03 9426 6888

Fax: 03 9426 6889

Email: [email protected]

Available programme and support

Programme and support

Skin prick testing

Skin prick testing is an integral tool in confirming the diagnosis of IgE mediated allergies in most allergic diseases. On the day of your appointment, your doctor or nurse may request a skin prick test (SPT).

Programme and support

Respiratory function tests - Spirometry

Your doctor may recommend you undertake respiratory function testing, also known as spirometry.

Programme and support

Food and medication challenges

Your doctor may recommend an inpatient challenge to clarify the allergy. A challenge is a procedure where a food or medication is given to determine tolerance or confirm allergy. In some instances latex challenges may also be carried out.

Programme and support

Double Blind Placebo Controlled Challenge - DBPCC

DBPCC is the most scientific method of conducting a food challenge and involves disguising the food in another food vehicle the patient enjoys and is not allergic to.

Programme and support

Immunotherapy, desensitisation, sublingual and subcutaneous

Epworth Allergy Specialists offer both sublingual and subcutaneous immunotherapy.

Programme and support

Sublingual Immunotherapy - SLIT

Sublingual Immunotherapy is given as drops under the tongue and requires a one-off inpatient admission on commencement.

Programme and support

Subcutaneous Immunotherapy - SCIT

Subcutaneous immunotherapy is given via a subcutaneous injection (into the fat layer between the skin and muscle) and requires weekly updosing in our inpatient challenge unit.

Programme and support

Intra-Dermal Testing - IDT

IDT is typically used to test for allergies to medications or antibiotics when greater sensitivity is required.

Allergy services at Epworth Richmond

Phone: 03 9426 6888

Fax: 03 9426 6889

Email: [email protected]

Address: Epworth Cliveden, Cnr Simpson and George Streets (entrance via George St) East Melbourne VIC 3002

Available programme and support

Programme and support

Paediatric Dermatology Nurse Practitioner – Ms Liz Leins

Epworth Allergy Specialists can offer appointments for paediatric patients to see Ms Liz Leins. Her services include:

  • Comprehensive eczema and food allergy assessment
  • Individualised eczema and food allergy management plans and prescriptions
  • Education and demonstration of eczema treatments
  • Treatment of molluscum contagiosum

*Referrals are NOT required to see Ms Liz Leins.

Programme and support

Skin prick testing

Skin prick testing is an integral tool in confirming the diagnosis of IgE mediated allergies in most allergic diseases. On the day of your appointment, your doctor or nurse may request a skin prick test (SPT).

Programme and support

Respiratory function tests - Spirometry

Your doctor may recommend you undertake respiratory function testing, also known as spirometry.

Programme and support

Food and medication challenges

Your doctor may recommend an inpatient challenge to clarify the allergy. A challenge is a procedure where a food or medication is given to determine tolerance or confirm allergy. In some instances latex challenges may also be carried out.

Programme and support

Double Blind Placebo Controlled Challenge - DBPCC

DBPCC is the most scientific method of conducting a food challenge and involves disguising the food in another food vehicle the patient enjoys and is not allergic to.

Programme and support

Immunotherapy, desensitisation, sublingual and subcutaneous

Epworth Allergy Specialists offer both sublingual and subcutaneous immunotherapy.

Programme and support

Sublingual Immunotherapy - SLIT

Sublingual Immunotherapy is given as drops under the tongue and requires a one-off inpatient admission on commencement.

Programme and support

Subcutaneous Immunotherapy - SCIT

Subcutaneous immunotherapy is given via a subcutaneous injection (into the fat layer between the skin and muscle) and requires weekly updosing in our inpatient challenge unit.

Programme and support

Intra-Dermal Testing - IDT

IDT is typically used to test for allergies to medications or antibiotics when greater sensitivity is required.

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Epworth Geelong

  • 1 Epworth Place, Waurn Ponds VIC 3216
  • Emergency Department is open between 8:00 AM and midnight local time
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Epworth Richmond

  • 89 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC 3121
  • Emergency Department is open 24 hours
Clinical institute

Internal Medicine Clinical Institute

Director:
Dr Michelle Caldecott
Internal medicine covers a wide range of conditions affecting the internal organs of the body - the heart, the lungs, the liver and gastro-intestinal tract, the kidneys and urinary tract, the brain, spinal column, nerves, muscles and joints. Specialists with the Internal Medicine Clinical Institute have expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex, chronic and multisystem disorders.