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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:
New Patient & Smell Loss Forms (PDF)
- All New Patients: As discussed with your New Patient Coordinator, please fill out this New Patient Form.
- Patients Evaluated for Smell Loss: please also fill out the Taste and Smell Questionnaire.
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.
allergen(s):Pollen, Ragweed & Mold Spore Counts will Return in the Spring of 2018