Since it always takes so long to fill out forms on the first visit to a doctor, the 2 basic forms are provided here for those who wish to fill them out in advance. If 3 years or more have passed since the last visit, please redo the Registration form, since you would be considered just like a new patient. The button below can be used to reserve an appointment.
This provides access to a limited number of slots each week. If another time is preferred, complete the appointment and then call to change the time.
New patients may save time by downloading the new patient registration form and completing it prior to arrival. Click below to view the form and then print, fill out, and bring to the office.
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Please don’t forget the other form you must bring, which is the last page of the HIPAA (privacy) form below. This is the exact same form as in the Privacy section. Also found in that section is the transfer of medical records form. Before the first visit, it can sometimes be advisable to request relevant records from another office in advance.
For your convenience, the HIPAA privacy form is available online. By clicking on the icon below, you may print the last page (5) and sign it on paper before your visit. Then simply bring that signed last page on your first visit, which can shave off some valuable time.
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The best advice is to bring all your medicines, especially if there are many different ones. This includes all the bottles, syrups, nasal sprays, eye drops, inhalers, creams, and any other forms of medicine you are taking or have taken recently. If this is not practical, it is helpful to bring a list.
As mentioned above, we recommend that any relevant old records from prior or current physicians, especially related to allergies, be collected in advance. If the originating office does not have a request form, please use our form, which is located in the Privacy section.
You might have heard or our office might have advised you you might be able to save a second visit if you happen not to be taking antihistamines for several days before your visit. This is not medical advice, since we have not seen you yet. So what should you do then? There is no universal answer to this question.
Allergy skin testing is one of the most basic, common things done in the office. If you expect you need to have testing done and want to try to do so on your first visit, then stopping antihistamines 3 to 7 days in advance might well get a head start, compared to doing the testing at a later visit. Please only do so if you are certain it is safe for you to be off your antihistamines for those days before the visit.
Keep in mind it cannot always be guaranteed that time will be available on your first visit to do the testing. Rarely, you might be taking other medicines that have hidden antihistamine properties that would still interfere with allergy testing anyway. If you are not sure or there is any doubt, it is always best to keep taking usual medicines until you are seen.
This also has no simple answer. Most importantly, if you need a dose of the albuterol, then please take it as you usually would for your asthma! If you are expecting to have a pulmonary function test on your visit, it can be helpful to do your first one without a recent dose of albuterol. But, again, safety is most important; always take your medicine as directed.
Reputable extracts of common food allergens are widely available in the US. However, mainly fruits and vegetables are more complicated because there can be small amounts of allergens that are only present in fresh samples. Therefore, a banana extract or food containing banana that is not fresh, might not give the correct result. The best result would be to bring in an actual banana for testing.
Also, unusual foods and ethnic foods would need to brought in. As a last resort sometimes, a specific food that seemed to cause a reaction yet has no unusual ingredients would need to be brought in. This sometimes could happen for restaurant food, for example.
Of course, patients undergoing oral immunotherapy to foods will sometimes be asked in advance to bring in a specific food at the next visit. For example, some patients doing peanut desensitization would be switched to Reese’s Pieces or other candied peanut at some point and asked to bring in a box. This same box is what you will then continue eating at home at the dose instructed.
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