Wellness for every body

Rheumatology expertise is central to QE Health and a major part of our history.



QE Health provides services in Rotorua and Taupo.  


Patients can be referred for Specialist Rheumatology consultation clinics and services under contract for the Lakes District Health Board, Waikato DHB and Mid Central DHB.


Ask your GP to refer you to our service (no charge) or you can also be seen as a Private Patient if you are resident outside the Lakes, Waikato and Mid Central DHB areas.



outpatient physiotherapy 

Funding Stream Lakes DHB
Outpatient physiotherapy services for Rheumatological conditions with the aim of providing benefit in terms of pain relief, quality of life, self-management of condition and improve independence in home.


  • The referral must meet the National Guidelines for Rheumatology
  • Referral must contain evidence of the referred condition e.g. radiological findings, documented examination findings, prior confirmation noted in medical history.

Referral process



All enquiries and referrals to:

Rheumatology Outpatient Administrator, QE Health
1073 Whakaue Street,
PO Box 1342,
Rotorua 3040

P: 07 349 5255
Fax: 07 349 5251
E: referrals@qehealth.co.nz



Dr Thomas Armingeat was born in Paris where he attended school and started his medical studies.
He then moved to Marseille in southern France for 4 years training as a fellow in rheumatology, followed by a 3-year period in a clinical and academic setting, focusing on osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.
Thomas moved to Saint Nazaire in western France in 2007 where he set up a rheumatology practise in a local hospital covering 250,000 people. His focus was on miscellaneous conditions in rheumatology, such as inflammatory rheumatism (rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis…), osteoarthritis and related mechanical diseases, back pain, osteoporosis. He also developed strong relationships with other specialties including orthopaedic surgery, radiology, pain clinics or sports medicine.
As his interest in rheumatology is wide, he trained in different fields of rheumatology, gaining additional qualifications in various areas covering systemic diseases, osteoporosis, musculoskeletal ultrasounds as well as manipulative therapy and sport related injuries.
At QE Health Thomas intends to take a classical approach to rheumatology (drug use, soft joint injections) and to participate in a multidisciplinary approach with the aim to treat “mind, body and spirit”