New Patient Info
Welcome to our clinic! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to care for your allergy, asthma, and immunology needs. In order to expedite your visit, visit our“Patient Online Services” section for important pre-visit information that you may fill out online prior to your appointment or fill out at your appointment. Or, if you would prefer, you may fill out this information on your arrival. Please note that the information sheets may take 15-30 minutes to complete at our office and try to plan to arrive early to account for this.
In order to help you make the most of your first appointment we would like to take this opportunity to make some requests:
- Please bring all medications that you are currently taking with you to your appointment (including over-the-counter medications and nutritional supplements). If you prefer, you may bring a complete list instead that can be included in your chart.
- Please do not take any medications (prescription or over-the-counter) that have antihistamine properties for 4-5 days prior to your appointment (3 days if you have eczema). Examples include: Benadryl, Claritin, Allegra, Zyrtec, Clarinex and several cold remedies. These medications may interfere with testing that may be done during your visit. Please continue to take all other medications including asthma medications, singulair and nasal sprays (except Astelin) prior to your appointment. If you are unsure whether a particular medication has antihistamine properties, please feel free to contact our office. Please let us know in advance if it is your intent to be allergy tested on the day of your first visit.
- Please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, or other strong scents on the day of your appointment as several of our patients are very sensitive to odors.
- For patients being evaluated for hay fever or seasonal nasal allergies, if at all possible try to budget one to two hours for your appointment in case it is determined that allergy testing would be useful. This may save you another trip to the office.
- For patients being evaluated for asthma, please take all medications as you normally would prior to your appointment. Please bring your peak flow diary (if applicable) and any old spirometry results you may have on hand.
- For patients being evaluated for immune disorders, please bring records of infections and lab work or ask you referring doctor to send them to our office.
- If you are to be evaluated for medication allergy, please ask your referring physician to send records pertaining to the circumstances surrounding your reaction and a detailed description of type of reaction you had.
- In general, you may want to bring any medical records that you think might be relevant to your visit. This will help you to get the most out of your first visit.
- If you have copies of sinus x-rays or CT scans, consider bringing them so that we can review them with you.
If you have any questions, please contact our office. We are honored to take part in helping you to maintain your health. Again, thank you.