Letter to your Health Professional

Communication with your own Health Professional is a crucial part of the eClinic design. This is a copy the introductory letter that you get to give to your own Health Professional once you have done your eClinic Allergy Profile report. There are an additional 3 letters to help you with the eClinic process. Communication with your Health Practitioner is essential to get the appropriate investigation completed.


Letter to your Health Professional

Dear Health Professional

Your patient has come to see you as part of the eClinic process and is asking you to take part in their diagnosis and management.

I am a paediatric allergist and gastroenterologist, with over 30 years of clinical experience with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, food allergy and intolerances. I have provided some guidance through a complex clinical algorithm, called the “eClinic”.

The eClinic has been setup to guide people through the steps of diagnosis and management of their condition. It also can assist with the interpretation of subsequent test results.

A core part of any clinical management is having an appropriate physical examination and tests. Their “eClinic Allergy Profile Report” contains of summary of their symptoms, current diet and my recommendations for diagnostic tests.

Is it possible for you to please do a physical check and organise their tests? If you have any questions about the validity of these requests, then please could you contact me directly or ask your patient to contact me.

These three letters with a lot more detailed information for your health professional can be downloaded from the top of the eClinic report at link: “Letters to Health Practitioner”.

  • Explanation of the eClinic: how it could be of benefit.
  • Explanation of current Celiac (Coeliac)/gluten testing.
  • Three areas your patient can be helped.

Thank you again for your help and management of this patient.

Yours sincerely

Dr Rodney Ford


Credentials of Professor Rodney Ford

Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Allergy Specialist and Nutrition Consultant.
Former Associate Professor of Paediatrics at the Christchurch School of Medicine, University of Otago
Director of the “Children?s Clinic and Allergy Centre” in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Written over a hundred scientific papers including book chapters and books.
Author of a series of books on gluten issues including “The Gluten Syndrome”.