Preparing For Your First Visit

Ensuring a smooth and speedy experience is our priority, and having all the necessary information is key. Here's how to prepare for your first appointment:

Items to Bring to Your First Appointment

• Completed New Patient Packet
• Photo ID
• Method of payment
• Insurance card(s)
• Names of all medications and dosage amounts you or your child or 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 can I expect at my first appointment?

Your initial visit to the allergist might differ from your previous medical appointments. We aim to ensure your utmost comfort throughout this experience. Testing, including skin pricks on the back and forearms and breathing tests, may be conducted. We recommend dressing comfortably and preparing for a visit that could extend up to 2-3 hours to accommodate the necessary assessments. Your comfort and thorough evaluation are our priorities during this process.

Arrival Time

We appreciate the importance of your time. To maximize the benefits of your appointment, kindly consider arriving 15-30 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Alternatively, you can conveniently print and fill out the forms provided above and bring them with you if that suits you better.

Medications to Stop Taking

As part of your evaluation, skin testing MAY be required, but keep in mind that certain medications can impact the results. Here's a friendly heads-up: consider discontinuing common antihistamines listed below, if possible, 5-7 days before your appointment. It's worth noting that some over-the-counter sleep aids, nausea medications, and cold remedies may contain antihistamines. If stopping antihistamines is not feasible due to severe symptoms or chronic hives, please continue taking them. For any queries about your medications, feel free to give us a call at least 1 week before your appointment—we're here to help!
Allegra and Allegra D
Antivert (medizine)
Astelin Nasal Spray
Atarax (hydroxyzine) Benadryl (diphenhydramine)
Bromfed and Bromfed PD
Claritin and Claritin D
Claritin Reditabs
Kronofed A and Kronofed A Jr
Semprex D
Tavist (clemastine)
Please continue to take all other medications as prescribed by your provider. You do not need to stop inhalers, montelukast (Singulair), or nasal steroids (Nasonex, Flonase, etc.).