First Visit Checklist

Welcome to The Asthma Center! We have put together a few tips and guidelines to make your first appointment as effective as possible. We are looking forward to seeing you in the office for the first time!

If you have not already scheduled an appointment, please call to schedule:

PA: (215) 569-1111  NJ: (856) 235-8282

Center City Philadelphia • Society Hill Philadelphia • Northeast Philadelphia

Bala Cynwyd – Lower Merion PA

Langhorne – Bucks County PA

Mt. Laurel NJ • Woodbury NJ • Hamilton – Princeton NJ • Forked River


New Patient & Smell Loss Forms (PDF)

Before Your Visit

  • As antihistamines can interfere with allergy skin testing, no prescription or over-the-counter antihistamines should be used 3 days prior to your first visit. 
  • Asthma medications should not be stopped. If you have any questions regarding medications that might interfere with your testing, please call the office where you are scheduled to be seen.
  • Please bring information about previous diagnosis, treatments, surgeries and testing.
  • Please bring a list of all your current medications and a copy of recent lab work or x-rays.

The Day Of Your First Visit

  • Please bring your insurance card, photo ID and proper referral (if required by insurance).
  • First visits often take 2 – 3 hours, depending on the complexity of the case and any diagnostic testing might be needed. 
  • You will be seen by a nurse and a board-certified allergists. The physician will review all your current symptoms, past medical history, environmental exposures, and will conduct a physical examination. Skin testing and/or a brief breathing test may be concurrently done during this time.
  • We recommend patients wear a short-sleeve shirt on the day of the appointment in case intradermal skin testing is performed on the upper arm. The physician may order other testing (more extensive breathing tests, nasal endoscopy during the visit) as well as blood tests and/or x-rays prior to your next visit and/or additional consultations with additional specialists if necessary.
POLLEN COUNT - Pollen Counts are "Off for the Winter" (Back Early March 2018)
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Grass:Not Seen
Ragweed:Not Seen
Other Weeds:Not Seen
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Pollen, Ragweed & Mold Spore Counts will Return in the Spring of 2018
The Asthma Center • (215) 569-1111 • (856) 235-8282
205 N. Broad Street Suite 300 Philadelphia, PA 19107
The allergists and asthma doctors at The Asthma Center strive to provide the best allergy, asthma, immunology, and sinus care to patients using the latest diagnostic tools and treatment strategies. Our allergists are focused on fostering strong communication with patients and improving quality of life. We have decades of medical experience treating patients, and our allergists are recognized as Top Doctors and Super Doctors. Taking care of our patients is our top priority!