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New Patient Information

Welcome to our office and thank you for choosing our practice for your allergy and asthma care. As a new patient to the practice, we would like to provide you with a brief overview of what to expect at your initial visit.

The initial visit typically takes 1½-2 hours but may take less time depending on your history and tests which might ordered by our physicians. When you initially arrive, you will be asked to provide picture identification along with your health insurance card. There are several forms which need to be filled out including personal information, HIPPA privacy along with a few others. You may download these forms here and fill them out before you arrive to the office.

In preparation for the initial visit, here are some important tips:

· Please discontinue all anti-histamine type medications at least 72 hours prior to the initial visit. Examples of these types of medications are:

Allegra (Fexofenadine)

Antivert (Meclizine)

Antihistamine Eye Drops

Antihistamine Nasal Sprays (Astelin, Astepro, Patanase)

Atarax (Hydroxyzine)

Benadryl (Diphehydramine)

Clarinex (Desloratadine)

Claritin (Loratadine)

Sinequan (Doxepin)

Xyzal (Levocetirizine)

Zyrtec (Cetirizine)

Herbal Supplements

Over the Counter Cold Remedies Including Antihistamines

· Do not discontinue any other prescribed medications which you may be taking.

· Bring a list of medications, vitamins, supplements you are currently taking and/or you can simply bring all of them with you at the time of your appointment.

· If you were referred by another physician, please provide their name, address and phone number.

· Do not apply any cream or lotion to your back on the day of the initial visit.

· If your health insurance requires a referral, please make sure your referral is valid and has been sent to our office prior to your arrival.

· We request that any co-pays be paid at the completion of your visit.

· Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time to allow for the registration process. Please bring a picture ID and your health insurance card/cards with you.

After the registration process is completed, the nursing staff will bring you into an examination room where they will check basic vital signs (blood pressure, temperature, height, weight) and then take a brief personal allergy survey.

After the nurse assessment, one of our providers will come in and take a detailed history, perform a relevant physical examination and then order any appropriate diagnostic tests which may include allergy skin testing, breathing test, lab work or x-rays. The allergy skin and breathing tests are performed directly in our office. If lab work or x-rays are necessary, they are typically done at the Beaumont Hospital Campuses after your appointment has been completed. After the testing is complete, the physician will review the results and outline an appropriate treatment plan.