Appointment Information

Dr Tansy is currently available for appointments on Mondays only.

Appointments take place at:
Suite 42, Level 2
Wexford Medical Centre
3 Barry Marshall Parade
Murdoch.

Make an Appointment

Call: (08) 9332 2861
Office hours: Monday–Thursday 9am–5pm (except public holidays) and Friday 9am-12midday
Email: contact@tansyallergy.com.au

We will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible, and at the latest, before the end of the next working day. Please note that Dr Tansy is unable to consult or advise by e-mail.

Referrals

You will require a referral from your GP, doctor or other specialist to make an appointment with Tansy Allergy + Immunology. Appointments are only made after we have received your referral or after your doctor has contacted Dr Tansy.

Medicare requires that you have a valid referral to receive your entitled refund. Referrals from your GP are valid for 12 months, and from another specialist, for 3 months. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding your referral.

Reminders & Cancellations

An SMS reminder will be sent to you a few days before your appointment.

If you cannot attend your appointment you need to notify us at least 24 hours prior so we can offer your time to another patient and rearrange your appointment.

If you cancel less than 24 hours in advance, or do not attend your scheduled appointment, a $110 cancellation fee may apply, which is not refunded by Medicare.

Your first appointment

What to Bring

  • a current and valid referral letter
  • any current and old x-rays or CT scans
  • a list of any prescribed medications you are currently taking, including any herbal preparations you take regularly
  • inhalers or nasal sprays, if you are already using these
  • photographs of any rashes, swellings or lesions may be useful, especially if they come and go.

Arrive 10 minutes before

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment time to complete your patient information sheet.

Allow time

Initial consultations usually take between 35 and 45 minutes allowing time for history-taking, examination and skin testing, if required.

Dr Tansy endeavours to see patients within 15 minutes of your appointment time, but occasionally may be delayed due to emergencies or other patients who have arrived late to their appointment.

Follow-up appointments usually last 15-20 minutes.

Allergy Tests & Antihistamines

Skin prick test

If required, skin prick testing is performed by Dr Tansy in the consulting rooms, with the results available in 15-20 minutes.  Skin prick testing is available for common environmental allergens (house dust mite, grass pollen, dust mite, animal dander, tree pollen and moulds) and common food allergens (fish, cow’s milk, eggs, sesame, shrimp, soy, wheat, and a variety of nuts).  It is also possible to perform skin prick testing with fresh or cooked foods and Dr Tansy will discuss this with you if it will assist with the management of your food allergy.

Antihistamines

Please stop taking antihistamine medications (such as Claratyne, Telfast, Zyrtec, Phernergan or Polaramine) at least 3 days prior to your visit as they may interfere with the interpretation of skin prick testing. If you have any concerns, please consult your doctor.

You do not need to stop nasal steroid sprays, asthma medications or other prescribed medication.

Blood Tests

Some patients may also require allergy blood tests (“RAST” or specific IgE). In general, these are less useful in the diagnosis of allergy, however antihistamines do not need to be ceased prior.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding allergy testing and medications.

Fees & Payment

Fees depend on the service being provided and may vary when you see Dr Tansy.

As a guide, the fee for a standard initial consultation is $305 of which Medicare will rebate $128.30.  Should skin prick testing be performed an additional fee of $105 or $110 will be charged of which Medicare will rebate $33.15 or $50.05 respectively, depending on the number of allergens tested.

We accept VISA, Mastercard, EFTPOS and cash.

Payment of fees is required on the day of your appointment. If you do not pay in full on the day, you may be charged an additional administrative fee.

Please contact us if you have any questions.