Your First Visit
We are looking forward to meeting and helping you. It is essential for you to fill out the History and Physical Form and bring it with you to your first appointment. Please see Patient Forms. Please bring with you your referral, insurance card, list of current medications, previous allergy skin tests, and any lab or x-ray reports. If you wear contact lenses, please bring your glasses with you too. For your comfort and convenience, we suggest wearing two-piece clothing. Eat your regular breakfast the morning of the visit. Although you may not need to be in the office for the full day, please make necessary arrangements to have the day off since a thorough workup is necessary and your healthcare is important to us.
Plan to allow extra travel time for increased traffic in the mornings.
We ask that you stop all anti-allergy medication for 1 week so that your tests will be more accurate. Other medications may also be required to be held for testing. If you have asthma, you may take your anti-asthmatic medication, but do not take any on the morning of your initial visit, if possible. Bring your medications or a list if you do not know their names.
If you are taking medication for diabetes, please bring some lunch with you. If you have had a steroid injection, such as cortisone or kenalog within 3 weeks of your scheduled appointment, please notify the office.
On your initial visit, your physician will take a complete medical and environmental history and do a physical exam. You will probably be skin tested to a variety of common allergens. There will be a review session with your physician after your tests have been completed. You may have to return in the afternoon for late skin readings. Additional review and education will be completed by our nursing staff.