New Patient Information

Welcome to our office and thank you for choosing our practice for your allergy and asthma care.

Your First 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. To save time, download the new patient registration form  and fill it out before you arrive to the office.

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.

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Stop Medications

Please discontinue all anti-histamine type medications at least 72 hours prior to the initial visit or any appointment for a scratch test. 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.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office.

Other tips for new patients

  • 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.

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Insurance Plans Accepted

 

Aetna PPO & HMO
Blue Choice
Beach
Beaumont
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Care Network
CAPP Care
Cigna PPO & HMO
Care Choices
Cape Health
Champus
DMC Care
ETHIX
Federal Blue Cross
First Health
Great Lakes Health
Health Choices
HAP PPO & HMO
M-Care

Medicare

Medicaid

Met Life

Mercy Health

Molina

Omni Care

PPOM

Pro America

PHCS

Preferred Choices

Preferred Health

Prudential

Separate Care Choice

StreetOne Health Plan

Total Health

Travelers

Unicare

United Health Care

Wellness Plans

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