The KRMC Allergy Clinic, run by GPs in conjunction with nursing staff, aims to diagnose and treat airborne allergens. Common airborne allergens include animal dander, house dust mites, mould spores and pollens (grass, trees, weed) - all of which can cause allergic rhinitis, leading to symptoms such as itching, mucous production and tearing. Allergic rhinitis can impact sleep, concentration, learning and daily functioning; affect childhood behaviour and development and detrimentally affect asthma.
To determine a patient's allergy / allergies the Clinic uses a skin prick test which is quick, safe and gives a very quick result. Once a diagnosis is made, allergies can be treated by a process known as immunotherapy or desensitisation. This treatment, which aims to get rid of allergies for good, is given in tablet form and prevents the body overreacting to environmental substances that may be encountered on a daily basis. Patients can expect to see an improvement in symptoms from 4-10 weeks.
The Clinic is open to patients 8 years and above who suffer with allergic rhinitis.
Skin Prick Testing (SPT)
The Australian society for clinical allergy and immunology recommends skin prick testing as the gold standard for airborne allergy testing. At KRMC SPT, in conjunction with a detailed history and examination by the clinician, is used as the primary method for confirming diagnosis. The SPT is done by a qualified Nurse and monitored throughout. Results are given after 15 minutes.
Before your appointment please do the following:
Anti-histamine tablets. These need to be stopped 5 days prior to your appointment.
Anti-depressants. Some tri-cyclic anti-depressant tablets should also be stopped -however please consult your regular doctor to determine if this is appropriate for you. It is recommended that Endep, Dothep , Avanza, Axit are stopped 7 days prior to your appointment.
For more information and to book an appointment in the KRMC Allergy Clinic, please call Reception on 8822 3000.
Note: the KRMC Allergy Clinic does not treat food or venom allergies.
Meet the doctors who work in the KRMC® Allergy Clinic:
The KRMC Asthma / COPD Clinic is led by our GPs in conjunction with our Nurses. The Clinic's focus includes:
the diagnosis and management of Asthma and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
lung function tests (spirometry)
instruction on the correct use of inhalers
bulk-billed Care Plans and Self-Management Plans tailored to each patient's needs.
the Clinic is open to KRMC® patients only and is bulk-billed for Medicare card holders.
For more information and to book an appointment in the Asthma / COPD Clinic, please call Reception on 8822 3000.
The KRMC Diabetes Clinic is led by our doctors in conjunction with our nurses and allied health providers. Together they are able to tailor a bulk-billed Care Plan to suit each diabetic patient's medical needs and to advise on the management of their condition. An initial assessment is followed by regular follow-up appointments.
ourDietitian can be consulted on the best food choices for diabetics and can offer advice on food labelling
our Exercise Physiologist is on hand to design an exercise program aimed at keeping our diabetic patients mobile
our Podiatrist can help out with any problems affecting the feet due to poor circulation.
The Clinic is open to KRMC® patients only and is bulk-billed for Medicare card holders. To make an appointment, please consult your KRMC GP.
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The KRMC® Clean Slate Clinic, led by Dr. Peggy Dubert and Dr. Phil Humphris, provides a discreet service for those wishing to address problem drinking. Supported by our highly-trained nurses, the Clinic offers a 10 day outpatient program, follow up consults, group support and external referrals if necessary. The program has a high success rate in cutting down / ending problem drinking and is the subject of a medical study paper.
The program is mainly bulk-billed for concession card holders, with a clinical fee applying for other clients.
To find out more about the KRMC® Clean Slate Clinic and / or to make an appointment, please call Reception on 8822 3000.
Meet the doctors who work in the KRMC® Clean Slate Clinic:
There is a risk of developing skin cancer at any time during the year, not just during the summer months. That is why it is important to have regular mole checks with a doctor.
KRMC® uses the latest mole-scanning technology which, with regular checks, enables a doctor to build up an accurate picture of changes to the skin and to detect any suspect moles. Our doctors are able to perform excisions of any moles that appear to be of concern and to send them for analysis via our on-site Pathology department.
To make an appointment at the KRMC Skin Cancer Clinic, please call Reception on 8822 3000.
Meet the doctors who work in the KRMC Skin Cancer Clinic: