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Welcome! We would like to thank you for choosing our
is best attained when he or she comes into the treatment room
practice to help you get your asthma and allergies under
alone where the patient can speak in private with the
physician. If the patient is a child, due to limited space, werequest only 1 parent accompany him/her.
We are providing this information regarding our officepolicies and procedures with the hope that this information
You must stop the following medications 1 week prior to the
will put you at ease and will answer some of your concerns
Allergy presents itself in so many different ways: hay fever,
sneezes and / or wheezes, cough, sinus problems, or sometypes of headaches, rashes, stomach upsets and even recurrent
infections. In order to completely evaluate these problems, our
physicians and staff will approach them in a team effort.
You may spend 3-5 hours with us on your first visit. Much
of this is development time between stages of testing, (as
explained below), so you may wish to bring items forentertainment and a snack if necessary.
If you are taking an antihistamine which is not on this list,
The nurse will talk with you at length and obtain a detailed
please call our office for further instructions.
The physician will then review the history with you, do a
physical examination, and determine what testing is
If you cannot keep a scheduled appointment, please call our
necessary, including allergy skin testing.
office as soon as possible to reschedule another one. Late
Prick skin testing is a relatively simple procedure involving
cancellations or “no-shows” prevent others from being seen.
a minute prick of the skin to deliver a drop of allergen
To address this need, cancellations less than 48 hours in
extract. It takes about 20 minutes before the results can be
advance will result in a $25 fee. Missed appointments will
read. At times, a second test, called an intradermal skin test
result in a $60 charge. Note that these charges are the
may be applied. This consists of injecting a tiny bubble of
individual’s responsibility as insurances do not cover these
the extract superficially into the skin of the arm, again to be
Billing and Insurance
You may have laboratory work or other tests ordered as
well. If asthma-like symptoms are reported, a breathing test
Initial visit fees depend on the complexity of the problem and
the amount of time required as well as the extent of lab work
After all the testing is completed, your nurse will explain
and testing which the physician may order.
some of the general steps in the treatment of allergies. Your
We are participants of Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Healthkeepers,
physician will then outline with you the recommendations
Medicare, Southern Health, United Healthcare and Virginia
regarding your individualized treatment plan.
Health Network. You, the patient, are responsible for
Beta blockers, sedative medication and certain
obtaining any insurance referral that may be required. Please
antidepressants, should be stopped if possible but only
bring it with you or have it in our office prior to your visit.
under the direction of your prescribing physician. Please callour office for the exact length of time and further details.
Services are always the responsibility of the patient. Payment
Most asthma medications can be continued. If possible, do
for co-pays and deductibles are due at the time of services.
However, we are always willing to work with our patients who
not use your asthma inhalers the morning of your
may not be able to pay in full by setting up a monthly budget
appointment-bring them with you for use shortly after you
arrive. Let the nurse know prior to its use if possible.
Patients who are unable to complete their allergy workups will
Many of your fellow patients are highly sensitive to strong
be charged for the professional services, pulmonary function
smells. We ask that you refrain from wearing strong perfumesor colognes when coming to our office.
tests, and testing charges up to the point they discontinued theworkup.
A doctor-patient relationship is a privileged one. For thisreason, we do not give out information about our patients toothers. If the patient is an adult, the doctor-patient relationship
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