Drug Hypersensitivity and Venom Anaphylaxis Clinic at Flinders Medical Centre
Drug Hypersensitivity and Venom Anaphylaxis Clinic provides public and private (Medicare bulk billed) services. The clinic investigates and manages stinging insect venom anaphylaxis and drug hypersensitivity in adults and also manages:
- allergen avoidance
- emergency action plans and using adrenaline autoinjector devices (EpiPen®) or (Anapen®)
- bee and wasp venom immunotherapy (desensitising) treatment for people who are
- at high risk of anaphylaxis
- venom immunotherapy GP share-care programs
Share-Care Program - Venom and Aeroallergen Immunotherapy
People of all ages who are stable on maintenance venom and aeroallergen immunotherapy are able to transfer to share-care with their GP whilst they remain under the supervision of FMC specialists.
Location: Adults - Medicine Clinic, level 2; Paediatrics - Medical Day Unit, level 2
Telephone: (08) 8204 7201
Fax: (08) 8204 7483
Hours: Adults - Monday afternoons and Thursday mornings, Paediatrics - Thursday afternoons
Consultant who bulk bill private patients to Medicare:
Dr Anthony Smith (adult)
Dr Tiffany Hughes (adult)
Dr Henning Johannsen (paediatric)
Dr Christine Ziegler (paediatric)
Referrals are triaged. Please include on referral form:
- identity of insect
- all relevant and current medications and blood test results
If clinically indicated, GPs should provide an anaphylaxis action plan and adrenaline autoinjector device (eg EpiPen®) for patients at risk of anaphylaxis. GPs can contact the Allergy/Immunology registrar via the hospital switchboard for adrenaline autoinjector device authorisation. https://www.allergy.org.au/hp/anaphylaxis
Visit SALHN specialist and outpatient clinics to access referral and management GP guidelines.
Referral forms and processes are outlined in the outpatient referral process section.