Frequently Asked Questions



Allergy Injection Hours


Monday
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Tuesday
8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Wednesday
9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Thursday
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
1:00 PM to 4:30 P






Your First Visit


There are several items to address before your first visit.

We usually plan to mail you three items before your visit: A Map with directions, a Fincancial Policies Statement, and a Patient Health Questionnaire which we ask that you fill out before your visit.

If you have past medical records (such as X-ray reports, laboratory reports, past allergy testing, pulmonary function testing, or other useful information) please bring them for your visit.

A list of your current medications and dosages is important to bring to the visit.

Certain medications should be held prior to the first visit if possible.

Anti-Histamines: These medications interfere with skin testing and should be discontinued prior to the visit if skin testing is to be performed. Examples include diphenhydramine (Benadryl), hydroxyzine (Atarax), chlorpheniramine (Chlor-trimeton), Rondec, Rynatan, Periactin, loratadine (Claritin), desloratadine (Clarinex), fexofenadine (Allegra), and cetirizine (Zyrtec). Many over-the-counter cold medications also contain anti-histamines. Astelin nasal spray should also be discontinued. These medications should ideally be stopped 7 days prior to the visit, but at a minimum 4 days prior to the visit. If you have hives (urticaria) or other problems that require anti-histamines, then you may continue them, and we can discuss future testing options at the visit.

Quick-Relief Inhalers: These bronchodilator medication should be held at least 4 hours prior to the visit, if possible. Examples include albuterol (Proventil, Ventolin), levalbuterol (Xopenex), ipratropium (Atrovent), and pirbuterol(Maxair).

Please note that all minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, please notify the office at least 2 days prior to the visit.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions

 



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