WELCOME TO OUR PRACTICE!
We feel a good relationship is essential to your overall care. With this in mind, we have assembled information to help acquaint you with our office, staff and policies.
You can help us get to know you and assess your medical needs by completing the enclosed medical history and patient information forms. Please fill these out completely and be sure to bring them when you come in for your first visit.
Your first visit will consist of a consultation and exam with the doctor. At that time the doctor will determine if any diagnostic or allergy testing is necessary to complete the evaluation. The initial evaluation (including testing) may take up to three hours. If testing is not done, it will take approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours. It is preferable that you do not take any antihistamines for 7 DAYS prior to the appointment: Xyzal, Claritin/Clarinex/Alavert, Benadryl, Atarax (hydroxyzine), Allegra/fexofenadine, Dymista, Patanase, Astepro, Zyrtec, Astelin NS & for Afrin NS; eye drops such as Pazeo, Pataday, Patanol, Zaditor, etc. Sleeping pills and cold medications may contain antihistamines that may interfere with the allergy testing process, please refrain from taking 7 DAYS prior to your visit. Certain heartburn medications (Tagamet, Axid, Pepcid, Zantac) contain antihistamine and should also be discontinued. If you are taking any of the above medication we still want to see you on the day of your scheduled appointment. Testing can be scheduled at a later time if necessary.
We strongly suggest you bring all your recent medications including OTC (over the counter) medicines and Herbals with you to the appointment, whether you are taking them or not, for us to review with you.
Please bring your insurance card, photo identification (Driver’s license/utility bill) and authorization (if applicable). It is the policy of our office to collect your copay at the time of your visit. It is in your best interest to contact your insurance company regarding services with a specialist so you will be aware of your financial responsibilities. Special financial arrangements can be made with our business office if needed.
Due to the time allotted and staffing for your appointment, we require 24 business hours cancellation notice to avoid a $25.00 charge for last minute cancellations or broken appointments. We look forward to meeting you and providing you with the best of care. Please visit us at our website www.allergycc.com. At the Coastal Allergy Care we believe patients come first!
The Coastal Allergy Care Staff