YOUR FIRST VISIT



It is important to have all the information we need. Here is a list of the items you will need to bring to your visit to ensure expedited treatment:

Completed Forms to Bring

Other Needed Items

  • Photo ID
  • Method of payment, including insurance, Medicaid and Medicare information
  • Names of all medications and dosage amounts you or your child are taking
  • Vaccination (immunization) history
  • Prior specialty evaluations (Ear, Nose, and Throat, Allergy, or Dermatology for example)
  • Most recent chest x-rays or CT scans if they have already been performed

  • What to Expect

    Your first visit to the allergist may be different from any other doctor visit you have had before.  We hope to make the experience as comfortable as possible.  Your visit may include testing. The testing consists of skin pricks performed on the back and forearms and breathing tests.  Please dress comfortably and plan for a visit that can last up to 2-3 hours. 

    Arrival Time

    We understand your time is valuable.  To get the most out of your appointment please arrive 15-30 minutes early to fill out paperwork or if it’s easier you can print out and complete the above forms and bring them with you.

    Medications to Stop Taking

    Skin testing MAY be necessary during your evaluation but certain medications can interfere with the results.  Listed below are common antihistamines that you should stop if able 3-7 days prior to your appointment.  Many over the counter sleep aids, nausea medications, and cold medications may contain antihistamines.  If you have severe symptoms or chronic hives and are not able to stop antihistamines please continue them.  Please call us at least 1 week prior to your appointment if you have any questions about the medications that you are taking. 


    Please Stop taking these medications 3 DAYS prior to your appointment, IF ABLE
    • Actifed
    • Antivert (medizine)
    • Astelin Nasal Spray
    • Benadryl (diphenhydramine)
    • Bromfed and Bromfed PD
    • clorpheniramin
    • Dimetapp
    • DeconamineSR
    • Kronofed A and Kronofed A Jr.
    • Rondec
    • Semprex D
    • Tavist (clemastine)
    • Triaminic

    Please stop taking these medications 5-7 DAYS prior to your appointment, IF ABLE
    • Alavert
    • Allegra
    • Allegra D
    • Atarax (hydroxyzine)
    • Claritin
    • Claritin D
    • Clarinex
    • Clairtin Reditabs
    • fexofenadine
    • loratadine
    • Pepcid
    • Xyzal
    • Zantac
    • Zyrtec

    Medications to Continue Taking

    Other than antihistamines please continue all medications including asthma inhalers, prednisone, singulair, zyflo, nasal sprays, and blood pressure pills.