Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Dr. Rosamund Vallings has over three decades experience in the field of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and is one of New Zealand’s leading authority on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome .
She was recognized by the Queen in the 2008 New Years Honours when awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM). Dr. Vallings has served voluntarily for over 27 years as President of the
Associated New Zealand Myalgic Encephalopathy Society (ANZMES) and latterly as Medical Adviser and Committee Member. Dr. Vallings was awarded the prestigious international award 'The Nelson Gantz Clinician's Award' at the International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome conference in Fort Lauderdale, US in 2016.
Please visit the link above in orange (ANZMES) to read further on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
If you would like to make an appointment to see Dr. Vallings please follow the instructions below:
- You must obtain a referral from your doctor as appointments will not be accepted without a referral. It is preferable that your doctor sends this referral electronically to our electronic mailbox 'howickmc' to allow efficient processing of the referral. Sending the referral electronically is the preferred method as it is the most secure –only your doctor can do this with the appropriate medical software. The waiting time to see Dr. Vallings can vary between one to three weeks.
- Upon receipt of your doctor's referral and your email contact, we will
book your appointment and send you an email confirmation of your appointment. PLEASE DO NOT CALL US AS WE WILL CONTACT YOU.
- Please arrive promptly for your appointment as Dr. Vallings has only
a limited allocated time to spend with you.
- Bring with you at the consultation (a) a copy of a referral letter from your doctor (b) copies of recent blood tests, x-ray reports etc (c)
completed medical information form .
The cost of the consultation is in the fees section (under 'Note'). Part of this may be claimed from your insurance company at GP rates –please check with your insurance company. A 50% cancellation fee WILL apply if you cancel your appointment within 24 hrs or you fail to show up.
You will need a follow up appointment and this will be for ½ an hour. Dr Vallings requires an initial one hour consultation for new patients as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a complex condition and many conditions can mimic this condition. The hour will consist of Dr. Vallings taking a detailed history, discussion about your diagnosis and a comprehensive management plan. If you are late for your appointment a comprehensive consultation cannot be possible so please turn up at least 15 minutes earlier than your stated appointment time. PLEASE READ THIS PAGE BEFORE CONTACTING OUR PRACTICE FOR INFORMATION, THANK YOU.