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The first visit will include a complete medical history, a thorough physician exam, allergy and/or lung functions test. These procedures help to establish a proper diagnosis in order to guide therapy.
Your initial visit can last up 3 hours, therefore it is often a wise idea to bring reading material or other media to occupy some of the time.
For accurate results from allergy testing, it is important that you be off antihistamines for 7 days, please call us for details or if you do not think you can hold antihistamine therapy for that timeframe.
After the testing is complete you will meet with the physician again to discuss the results. We often can begin to make our recommendations for treatment during that visit. On some occasions, all of the testing cannot be completed during the
We may request that you obtain laboratory (blood tests) or radiologic (x-rays or CT scans) tests to better define your problem and help us direct treatment.
The first visit will provide a plan for any further evaluation and for a program of management and treatment of your condition.
The total fee for your visit is based on the time your physician and staff spend with you, the complexity of the condition, the relative risk involved in diagnosing and treating the condition, as well as charges for any testing performed in the office. Each patient is responsible for his or her account and will be asked to sign a Financial Release Form at the time of the appointment.
We accept most major insurances, including Medicare and some Medical Assistance Programs. If you do not have medical insurance we are happy to create an individualized payment plan. Please inquire at the time the appointment is made if you need a payment plan arrangement. Be sure to bring your insurance card with you for each appointment. If you are a member of a managed care plan requiring a referral, please request that from your primary care physician (PCP) in time for your visit. If a needed referral is not presented you may have to reschedule your appointment.
The patient portion of the bill – usually a co-payment and/or coinsurance is due at the time of your visit. We accept VISA, MasterCard, and Discover as well as cash and personal check. If you have any questions or require more information regarding billing or payment issues, please call us at 410-933-9404.