Initial Visit

Your first visit may take 2-3 hours. Please bring with you a completed New Patient History form. We will need to obtain a comprehensive history and physical exam. In addition, skin testing, pulmonary function testing, lab and x-ray work may be ordered to establish a diagnosis and treatment plan. The average fees for a new appointment may range from $350 – $1,200. Lab and x-ray work is billed separately from our office billing.

We will discuss your evaluations and tests and outline a course of treatment. Your treatment may consist of medications, environmental controls, and/or allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots).

In Preparation for your initial visit

Allergy skin testing may include in your initial visit. To not compromise the accuracy of the allergy testing, we ask that you stop antihistamines, including cold and allergy medications, at least 5 days before your appointment. Continue all other medications. Please call our office if you have any questions.

Cancellations

Please call 24 hours in advance to cancel or reschedule appointments. For  appointments that are not cancelled or rescheduled within 24 hours, we will charge a $50 no-show fee. This charge is not covered by insurance. Because we need to see acutely ill patients, we occasionally run behind schedule.  Your time is important to us, so do not hesitate to call on the day of your appointment to confirm your appointment time.