Thank you for choosing our practice for your medical needs. Your initial visit to our office involves a comprehensive evaluation addressing your major health concerns. The appointment will usually last about one hour. Your doctor will obtain a detailed history and may order additional tests which may include allergy skin testing, patch testing, office spirometry, or laboratory tests to come to an accurate diagnosis. Every effort will be made to explain the diagnosis and initial plan during the first visit. Please ask questions about anything that you do not understand. Many people find it helpful to bring a written list of questions.
In preparation for your visit, we ask that you do the following:
- Have breakfast, lunch or a light snack before coming to the office.
- If you are less than 18 years of age a parent or guardian must accompany you to our office.
- Bring a complete list of your medications and physicians. If you are transferring from another allergist, it is helpful to bring your allergy testing results and, if applicable, your allergy injection record including the vaccine contents.
- Bring your primary insurance card and any secondary cards you may have.
Antihistamines should be stopped at least five days before the visit to allow for allergy skin testing if it is needed.
- Examples of the most common antihistamines are Claritin (loratadine), Clarinex (desloratadine), Allegra (fexofenadine), Zyrtec (cetirizine), Xyzal (levocetirizine), and Benadryl (diphenhydramine), You do not have to stop asthma inhalers, allergy eye drops, Singulair (montelukast) or steroid nasal sprays such as Flonase (fluticasone), Nasonex (mometasone), or Nascort (triamcinolone).
If you have any questions prior to your scheduled appointment please call the office and one of our staff members would be happy to talk with you. Thank you again for choosing us for your medical care.
Please download and fill out the questionnaire and registration forms below and bring to your visit. Please arrive at least 20 minutes before your appointment to allow front desk processing before you see the doctor.