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!
After you have scheduled your first appointment by calling the office most convenient to you:
|Center City Philadelphia 215-569-1111||Mount Laurel 856-235-8282|
|Northeast Philadelphia 215-677-4433||Woodbury 856-251-9951|
|Society Hill Philadelphia 215-922-5080||Hamilton Township 609-689-3080|
|Langhorne 215-750-7040||Forked River 609-693-5317|
|Bala Cynwyd 610-660-0777|
New Patient & Smell Loss Forms (PDF)
As discussed with your New Patient Coordinator, please fill out this New Patient Form.
Patients being evaluated for Smell Loss should also fill out the Modified Monell-Jefferson Taste and Smell Questionnaire.
Before Your Visit
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. Also, please bring a list of all your current medications and a copy of recent lab work or x-rays.
The Day Of Your Visit
Please bring your insurance card, photo ID and proper referral (if your insurance requires a referral.)
Your first visit often takes 2 – 3 hours, depending on how complicated your medical condition is and what testing might be needed.
You will be seen by one of our nurses and one of our 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 our 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.