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Your First Visit

Requesting an Appointment

Appointments are usually available within two weeks of request. We are happy to schedule appointments online, by phone, fax or mail. If you would like to register as a new patient online, please click here.

What to Expect

The Allergy Center at Brookstone strives to render personalized, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for patients suffering from allergic and asthma disorders. We aim to review any available test results with you during your appointment and provide you with a visit summary detailing your prescribed treatment plan.

Check-In

Each visit starts at check-in. Our receptionists will review your chart to make sure we have updated consent forms and any other appropriate paperwork on file. They will also ask to scan a photo ID and insurance card if we haven't already or if it has been over a year since it was last scanned. We also collect copays, co-insurance, and deductibles applicable to your visit at check-in.

Our office does not double-book. As a result, your appointment time is reserved for you. We ask that you arrive early to your appointment to ensure that you are ready to be called back at your scheduled appointment time. If you do arrive late to your appointment we may have to reschedule in order to avoid delays to other patients on the schedule.

Triage

After check-in a nurse will call the patient's name and escort them to a triage room. The nurse will gather your vitals (height, weight, and blood pressure). They will also perform any basic diagnostic tests that are necessary prior to you seeing the doctor. Most commonly, pulmonary function tests (PFTs) or FeNO tests are performed during triage; however, you may have more or less testing done depending on the reason for your visit and your current symptoms.

Consultation

Your doctor can gain some insights into your allergies based on your medical records and by asking questions to find out what potential allergens you may have come into contact with. Any records from previous tests or testing should be requested before your first visit so they can be referenced by the doctor. Depending on your medical history and current symptoms they may order additional testing at this time, which is usually performed during your first visit.

Diagnosis

Based on the results of your initial consultation with the doctor and our experience diagnosing allergies in our geographic region, we will order tests for the suspected allergens in your individual case. If you would like to learn more about allergy skin testing, the most common type of test we perform, please click here.

After testing the doctor will meet with you again and review your allergies with you. He will also go over any other medical diagnoses that apply.

Treatment

The doctor will work with you to develop a treatment plan to help alleviate your symptoms that may include avoidance of your allergens, prescription medications, a recommendation to start immunotherapy (allergy shots), or other treatments to help you feel better.

Follow Up

The Allergy Center at Brookstone will be available to you whenever you have medical questions or medical needs. You will be assigned one specific physician to be your doctor; however, there will be times when he is unavailable. In this case, others in the practice may occasionally take care of you when you are ill. Follow up visits are usually scheduled a certain number of weeks or months out (depending on your diagnosis and treatment plan).

The Allergy Center at Brookstone offers and maintains this website to provide information of a general nature about the conditions requiring the services of an Allergist. The information is provided with the understanding that we are not engaged in rendering surgical or medical advice or recommendations. Any information in the publications, messages, posting, or articles on this website should not be considered a substitute for consultation with a Board Certified Allergist to address individual medical needs. Individual facts and circumstances will determine the treatment that is most appropriate.