651.765.9800 Call to make an appointment

Fax: 651-765-9801       Contact Us | Blog

Patient Portal Login

At your first visit to our clinic, your doctor will take a thorough history of your symptoms, perform a physical exam and may recommend allergy skin testing. Skin testing can confirm whether your symptoms are caused by allergies and help your doctor determine the best treatment for you.

Call for an appointment: 651-765-9800

What is allergy skin testing?

Allergy skin testing involves placing small drops of purified protein extract onto the skin with a gentle poke. If you are allergic to the extract, the surrounding skin will become mildly raised and red. After a short time, each skin test reaction is measured. Your doctor will compare your skin test results with your history of symptoms.

How long will the test take?

Test results are available within 15-20 minutes of testing, so you don’t have to wait long to find out what is triggering your allergies. The entire clinic visit may last 90 minutes or longer.

Will my medications interfere with skin testing?

Some medications will interfere with skin testing and must be stopped before your test. See the list below to determine if your medications will interfere with skin testing. (If you have any concerns about stopping medications check with your/your child’s doctor before you stop the medicine.
If you have questions about any medicine you are taking, please contact your pharmacist, the prescribing physician or a member of our staff.)
If you are unable to discontinue using antihistamines, please keep your appointment and let a member of our staff know that you are currently taking an antihistamine.

  • Allegra (fexofenadine)
  • Asteline/Astepro Nasal Spray (azelastine)
  • Atarax, Vistaril (hydroxyzine)
  • Benadryl (diphenhydramine)
  • Claritin (loratadine)
  • Clarinex (desloratadine)
  • Patanase Nasal Spray (olopatadine hydrochloride)
  • Xyzal (levoceterizine)
  • Zyrtec (cetirizine)

What should I bring to my appointment?

To help serve you better at your appointment please bring with you:

  • Insurance card
  • Photo ID (drivers license)
  • Co pay
  • Bring in your medications or make a list of current medications you are taking including any over the counter medications and herbal supplements.
  • Bring any recent skin test results, lab reports, sinus or head CT reports and/or CD.

We appreciate the confidence that you have expressed in selecting our clinic, and we are committed to providing the best possible medical care. The following information is provided to avoid any confusion regarding payment for professional medical services. If you have any questions about our services, fees or aspects of your care, please feel free to discuss your concerns with us.

Health Insurance

As a service to our patient’s we accept most major health insurance plans and many PPO’s. As a courtesy to you, we submit your charges to your health insurance plan. Please inform our staff if your health insurance plan has changed. Any remaining portions such as coinsurance, deductibles or co-pays are patient’s responsibility and are to be paid in full. Payment plans are available through Care Credit.

Our office staff is willing to assist you in dealing with your insurance carrier, but it is your responsibility to know and understand your own insurance plans and provisions. If you have questions regarding your benefit coverage please contact your insurance carrier.

Referrals

If your health insurance plan requires you to have a referral, be sure to call your primary care clinic and ask to speak to someone in the Referral Department to request a referral. If you are unsure you need a referral call Customer Service number on the back of your health insurance card. Ultimately it is the patient’s responsibility to obtain referrals for their appointment(s) and/or allergy injections prior to their visit. Patients seen or treated in our office without prior authorization are responsible for the full charge of the visit.

Co-pays

Co-pay fees are collected at the time of each office visit.
We accept cash, check, VISA, Discover, Master Card & Care Credit.

Call for an appointment: 651-765-9800