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What to Expect

Prepare for your appointment

Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled new patient appointment time.
This will allow the necessary time to:

If your primary care provider has referred you, we may ask them to send us a copy of any relevant medical records, including lab work or x-rays, prior to your scheduled appointment.

Please read our Appointment Confirmation and Medication Reminders form at least 72 hours prior to your appointment.

After your check-in at the front desk

checking earsYou will first meet with the Medical Assistant who will check your vitals, including blood pressure, pulse and respiratory rate ,and review any other necessary medical information.

Your allergist will then review your new patient health history form with you and obtain a very detailed history regarding your symptoms – including severity, relation to possible allergen exposure, and response to past treatment.

A physical exam will be done focusing on the eyes, ears, nose, throat, lungs and skin to look for signs of allergic disease – including nasal allergies, asthma and skin-related allergies such as eczema, hives or contact dermatitis.

After the history and physical exam, and the review of the relevant previous tests and medical records, you and your allergist will decide if any further testing is necessary. This may include skin testing and or blood tests to clarify what you or your child are allergic to, lung function tests to objectively diagnose or help fine-tune control of asthma, or radiological images such as a sinus CT scan or chest x-ray. Below you will find a more detailed description of the most commonly ordered tests.

A comprehensive evaluation of your problems will follow with an individualized, detailed plan of action.

Other tests available

Breathing (Lung Function) Tests
Allergy Skin Tests
Blood Tests
Allergy & Asthma Specialists, PA