About Us

Allergists and immunologists are among the most in-demand health professionals in Australia.

In some places it can take more than a year to get an Allergy test, or be very expensive. We believe that quality specialist heath care should be accessible to all Australians. Here's how we are trying to change that.

The Australian Allergy Centre is a Primary Care Allergy service run by General Practitioners with additional Allergy and ENT skills training. Our GP’s are shared.care Doctors. This means they are part of a team of medical professionals equipped in allergy diagnosis and comprehensive treatment, meaning you get the answers you need sooner, without the stress and high price tag. We believe that by embracing video technology, case conferencing, and a postgraduate GP special skills training program built on mentorship, that it is possible to provide a sustainable general practice solution for the future of allergy care. Our aim is to provide post-graduate allergy and ENT skills training to an entire Primary Care workforce to change the future of allergy care in Australia. This way, our GP’s and nurses can work alongside specialist colleagues to provide efficient, affordable, and comprehensive access to specialist care anywhere and anytime – the first shared.care model of its kind. The Australian Allergy Centre’s GP shared.care model was built in response to the growing demands for access to comprehensive Allergy testing and management. At Australian Allergy Centre, our Doctors and nurses are trained to work alongside specialists in ENT, Immunology, Dermatology, Anaesthetics, Orthodontics, Paediatricians, Sleep and Respiratory physicians to give Australian patients the nation’s first shared care allergy team approach.

To find out more about how this model works to provide unprecedented level of care and cuts health care costs, you can download our White Paper: Future Ready.

AAC Founders and Facilitators

Dr Suzan Bekir

Clinical Director MBBS (Hon) UNSW FRACGP

Dr Bekir has worked in allergy for over 10 years across Sydney. She is passionate about delivering efficient, effective and affordable allergy care for Australians.


Dr Tobias Pincock


Dr Pincock is a leading Ear, Nose & Throat or ENT specialist in Sydney with an active interest in allergy.


Dr Derek Mahony


Dr Mahony is a Specialist Orthodontist who has been in private practice for over 30 years.


Rochelle McPherson

Orofacial Myology Specialist

Rochelle McPherson is one of Australia's pioneers of orofacial myology (OM). Along with establishing one of the country's first specialised practices, Rochelle also founded the Australian Association of Orofacial Myology to champion myofunctional therapy and raise awareness of the ways in which OM can work in tandem with other health professions to raise outcomes for patients. She is also a director and lecturer for the Australian Academy of Orofacial Myology.


Our Staff

Dr Michael Shen


Michael graduated from MBBS Monash University, Masters of Public Health from UNSW and FRACGP.
Additionally he has completed the Graduate Allergy Certificate from Western Sydney University.
He has a special interest in Allergy and Ear, Nose and Throat.


Dr Avril Elachi

General Practioner

Dr Avril Elachi is a Vocationally registered GP with a special interest in allergy and ENT amongst a collection of other special interests such as cosmetics, skin, and laser.


Nurse Ros

Allergy Registered Nurse

Ros is has been a Registered Nurse for the past 20 years. Ros is an associate member of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA).


Nurse Tiffany

Allergy Registered nurse

Tiffany has been a Registered Nurse for the last 8 years, graduating from University of Western Sydney in 2011.


About the Australian Allergy Centre difference:

  • Minimal wait list
  • Medicare rebates available on allergy tests
  • Same day allergy test results
  • Comprehensive allergy care
  • Fair and equitable fees
  • Case conferencing
  • Holistic treatment options
  • No referral required

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    Preferred Location

    Bella Vista