Immunology - Information for Health Professionals
We evaluate and manage patients with a range of immunological diseases, including:
- General Immunology: autoimmune and inflammatory disease, including SLE, vasculitis, and IgG4-related disease; inflammatory eye disease; primary and secondary immunodeficiency.
- Allergy and related disorders: anaphylaxis, eczema / atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinoconjunctivitis, allergic asthma, drug and vaccine allergy, food allergy, venom allergy, urticaria and angioedema, nasal polyposis and mastocytosis.
Our services include:
- Allergy skin testing
- Allergen immunotherapy to treat allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, and venom allergy
|Clinic Name||Clinic Day||Clinic Time|
|Immunology Clinic||Monday||9:00 am - 7:00 pm|
|Immunology Clinic||Thursday||1:00 pm - 5:00 pm|
The clinics are located in the Professorial Suite, Level 2, Campus Centre Building, Prince of Wales Hospital.
|Dr James Yun||General Immunology and Allergy|
|Dr Mark Taylor||General Immunology and Allergy|
We look after adults (>16 years of age) staying in the hospital and provide outpatient clinic appointments for those living in South Eastern Sydney and all other areas of Sydney and NSW.
We care for and treat people with immunological diseases, including:
- Autoimmune and inflammatory disease
- Systemic lupus erythematosus
- Sjogren’s syndrome
- IgG4-related disease
- Behcet’s disease
- Autoinflammatory disorders such as familial Mediterranean fever
- Dermatomyositis and polymyositis
- Inflammatory eye disease, including uveitis
- Neuroimmunological disease (in conjunction with a neurologist)
- Patients requiring management of immunosuppression
- Oral immunological disease, including pemphigus vulgaris, mucous membrane pemphigoid, erythema multiforme, lichen planus
- Pemphigus vulgaris and bullous pemphigoid
- Primary immunodeficiency disorders
- Immunodeficiency due to medical treatments
- Eczema / atopic dermatitis
- Allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis and allergic asthma
- Drug and vaccine allergy
- Food allergy
- Systemic mastocytosis
- Severe cutaneous adverse reactions, including DRESS syndrome
- Post-COVID-19 inflammatory syndromes and post-COVID-19 vaccine inflammatory syndromes.
We do not manage:
- Generalised itch with no rash
- High specific IgE with no clinical symptoms
- Non-IgE mediated gastrointestinal symptoms, e.g., food/lactose intolerance
- Chemical intolerance / occupational medicine
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome
Please review our services provided and referral criteria.
You will need to fax a referral letter to (02) 9382 2400
All mandatory information must be complete.
Mandatory information for public and private referrals
You may receive a fax requesting a review of your referral if any of the following information is missing:
- Patient details, including full name, date of birth, phone number and Medicare number
- Consultant name (for private referrals)
- Clinic name
- Next of Kin details
- Reason for referral
- Clinical urgency
- Results from investigations.
Private referrals (bulk-billed through Medicare)
All patients have the right to choose to be treated as a public or private patient for outpatient attendances. If your patient chooses to be treated privately and bulk-billed through Medicare, your referral must meet the following criteria:
- You must address the referral to one Consultant from our Specialist team, not the hospital, clinic, outpatient department or JMO
- You must sign and date the referral, and include your provider number and practice address
- You must state the period of referral in months, or refer “indefinitely”
- You must provide this referral on or prior to the appointment date.
We cannot process your referral if it does not meet the above criteria prior to your patient's initial appointment.
Your patient can choose to amend your referral on the day of their initial appointment. If you provide a private referral that is addressed to a Consultant, your patient may choose to:
- Seek treatment from another provider within our team and change the Consultant's name on the referral themselves, or
- Decide to be treated as a public patient for their initial appointment, for which the private referral will be valid.
Please note that it is also inappropriate for our administration team to recommend a Consultant for your patient. We have listed the names and specialties of our Consultants above to help you decide on the most appropriate practitioner.
Referrals are triaged by one of our immmunology doctors according to clinical urgency. Our immunology department requires that you provide details in addition to the standard mandatory information above. Please provide the following additional details for timely and accurate triage, including:
- Pathology results
- Radiology results
- Comorbid conditions and medication list
- Current treatment and management plan
If you do not provide these details, your referral will be returned for further clarification to accurately triage our clinic appointments.
If you require further information about urgent referrals, please call (02) 9382 2403.
Who will contact your patient to schedule an appointment?
A member of our team will contact your patient within 7 days to schedule an appointment.
Wait times may vary. An urgent referral will be seen within 4 weeks. A non-urgent referral may be seen in up to 2 months.
Who can you contact to follow up on a referral?
You may phone our immunology department on (02) 9382 2403.
What is the process if a patient misses or cancels their appointment?
Your patient can change or cancel their appointment by phoning (02) 9382 2403. Alternatively, you may send a fax on behalf of your patient to (02) 9382 2400.
We are a Medicare service. You must provide a referral that is addressed to one of our Specialist team if your patient wishes to be bulk-billed.