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Your Visit

General:
Expect a new visit to take up to 2 hours or a return visit to take 1 hour.
Please see the Office Info section for directions and parking details.
Please download a New Patient Registration Form and New Patient Welcome and History Form and bring them completed to your appointment.
*Please bring your identification and insurance card to your visit.
*You are expected to pay your copay at the time of visit.
*If your HMO or POS requires you to have a written referral, you must have it faxed to us or bring it to your appointment for physician services to be rendered.
Please bring a list of all current medications and doses to your visit.
If you must cancel your appointment, please call us as soon as possible and no later than 24 hours prior to your visit. This will help us reschedule your appointment at your convenience and make appointments for others in a timely manner.
Skin testing:
For a great review of allergy testing details, check out this website: American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
The skin testing procedure may take up to 20 minutes. Results are discussed during the office visit.
If the doctor believes skin testing is warranted, the patient must not be taking antihistamines for at least five days prior to the visit. Do not stop daily medications without the guidance of a physician or if you feel it is unsafe. Antihistamines to avoid for 5 days before skin testing include:
Acrivistine Allegra Astelin Atarax Astelin Astepro
Benadryl Brompheniramine Carbinoxamine Cetirizine Chlorpheniramine Clarinex
Claritin Clemastine Cyproheptadine Desloratadine Dexchlorpheniramine Diphenydramine
Doxylamine Fexofenadine Hydroxyzine Levocetirizine Levocabastine Loratadine
Meclizine Pepcid Periactin Pheniramine Promethazine Pyrilamine
Tagamet Tripelennamine Tripolidine Xyzal Zantac Zyrtec
 
Asthma evaluation:
Pulmonary function testing, aka spirometry, is performed for adults and children old enough to use our testing device. If breathing coordination with the test is good, this is an excellent way to assess the breathing status for someone experiencing breathing problems, wheezing, shortness of breath, or coughing. The results are most accurate if you have not taken a rescue inhaler within six hours of the test, but do not discontinue any necessary medications without first consulting with a physician.
Asthma Control Test (ACT): if you have asthma or if you have any regular respiratory symptoms, such as coughing, wheezing, or shortness of breath, download here or take this test at http://www.asthmacontrol.com, print it, and bring it completed to your appointment with us!

2551 N Clark St, Suite 100 - Chicago, IL 60614-6680 / Phone (773) 388-2322 / Fax (773) 388-2333
Open: Monday: 8am-6pm - Tuesday: 8am-7pm - Wednesday: 8am-6pm - Thursday: 9am-6pm - Friday: 9am-5pm
Alternate Saturdays: 8:30am-12:30pm - Closed Sunday - (Last allergy shot given 30 minutes prior to office closing)

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