Preparing for Your Visit
To ensure the safety of ALL our patients, we maintain fragrance-free offices. Please remember that all patients and those persons accompanying them to an office visit should refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, scented lotions, or any other cosmetic that may aggravate allergic or asthmatic conditions in any of our patients. We appreciate your cooperation in this very important matter.
It is your responsibility to have all the correct and current information prior to the office visit so that the provider can perform at accurate assessment. Our office cannot be responsible for calling to obtain this information the day of the visit. Failure to have the information may require you to come back for another visit prior to any formal assessment.
Please bring these items to your consultation:
- Picture identification (Parent's/Guardian, if the patient is a minor),
- Proof of guardianship (if not legal parent),
- Valid insurance card(s),
- Current referral: it is your responsibility to obtain and verify that your referral was entered into the system by your primary care provider or other referring physician's office,
- Co-pay: we accept cash, check, or credit card,
- Name and address of primary care doctor and/or referring physician; name and address of local pharmacy and mail away pharmacy.
- Documentation of previous allergy or asthma evaluations: skin tests, blood tests, imaging studies, breathing tests,
- Current medications and dosages including herbal medication and vitamins,
- Previous X-rays, CAT scans, and/or blood work,
- Data about medication allergies or intolerances,
- Data about food allergies or intolerances
All minors (patients under 18 years of age) must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. This adult should be familiar with their medical history. If a parent or legal guardian is not present at the visit, the patient must bring a signed letter from the parent/guardian authorizing us to see and treat the patient without them in attendance. The parent or legal guardian should be available by phone to speak with the office staff or medical provider.
If you require allergy skin testing, stop taking (or giving children) these medications at least three days prior to consultation:
- Alavert /AlavertD
- Allegra /AllegraD / Fexofenadine
- Astelin / Astepro / Azelastine
- Axid / Nizatidine
- Benadryl / Diphenhydramine
- Brompheniramine / Dimetapp / Dimetane / Nasahist
- Chlorpheniramine / Chlor-Trimeton / Histex
- Claritin / ClaritinD / Loratadine
- Clarinex / ClarinexD / Desloratadine
- Clemastine / Allerhist / Tavist
- Duradyl / Extendryl
- Pepcid / Famotidine
- Zantac / Ranitidine
- Zyrtec / ZyrtecD / Cetirizine
- Xyzal / Levocetirizine