Preparing for a Visit

Appointments:

No one likes to wait in a physician’s office. We feel it is important to keep on schedule and appreciate the time our patients have set aside for appointments. Please call if you are going to be late or need to change your appointment time. 

Your First Visit:

Download our Preparation Packet  This simple document gives you everything you need to make your new patient visit easy. It includes directions to our locations, phone numbers and a new patient registration form. Bring the completed packet with you to the appointment so we can expedite the patient registration process.
 
Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time if you have completed your paperwork, or 30 minutes before if you have not. The purpose of this visit is to obtain a detailed history of your problem and to do a physical examination. If skin testing is to be done that will also begin on this visit. Allow at least 1 1/2 -2 hours for this appointment.


PLEASE DO NOT TAKE ANTIHISTAMINES 4 DAYS PRIOR TO THIS VISIT as antihistamines interfere with the interpretation of allergy testing. Please do not stop any other medications that have been prescribed for you.


          Afrin Nasal Spray, Alavert, Allegra (fexofenadine HCL), Allegra D (fexofenadine w/ pseudo), Astelin Nasal Spray, Atarax (hydroxyzine), Benadryl (diphenhydramine), Bilastine, Bromfed, Clarinex (desloratadine), Claritin (loratadine), Claritin D (loratadine w/ pseudo), Chlortrimeton, Dimetapp, Doxepin, Dry-lex, Extendryl Jr. Sr. or chewable, Neo-synephrine Nasal Spray, Nolamine, PBZ, PCM chewables, Palgic, Periactin, Rondec, Ryna 12, Rynatan, Tavist, Tavist D, Triaminic (chlorpheniramine), Zyrtec (cetirizine HCL), Xyzal


ANY OTC cough/cold combination medication or allergy medication ie: (Advil Allergy Sinus, Actifed, Drixoral, Pediacare cough/cold, Thera-Flu cough/cold, Robitussin cough/cold etc0)

SINGULAIR AND Plain SUDAFED are not antihistamines

Please call your pharmacist if you have any questions regarding this.

What to bring to your first appointment:

A complete list of medications you are taking, with dose and frequency
Records from other physicians- previous allergy treatment, x-rays, labs, or pulmonary function tests that  you think may be helpful. 
A list of any known drug allergies.
Questions to ask your Doctor
Your insurance card and co-payment for the visit

Summary Conference:

After your initial visit a 1 hour summary conference will be scheduled. This visit may include more skin testing to complete your allergy evaluation.  The physician's findings and recommendations will be discussed and any questions answered during the summary conference.

Medical Release Form  

Financial Information:

The following information is provided to all patients to avoid any misunderstanding or disagreement concerning payment for professional services. If you have questions regarding your insurance coverage or need for referrals, please call your insurance company. If you have any questions regarding this financial information, please call our billing office at 603-436-7897 option #3 or you can email Jen at Jen@allergynh.com  

For your convenience we will bill your insurance company directly for professional services provided to you. As a courtesy to you, we will also bill any secondary insurance coverage that you have. We cannot submit claims to insurance companies outside of the United States. We are not providers for Maine Medicaid.
        
Depending on the insurance company, type of policy and the benefits provided, you may be responsible for a co-payment, a co-insurance and have a deductible. Co-payments and co-insurance are due at the time of your visit.  We accept cash, checks, M/C, Visa, and Discover. We will send you an itemized statement for amounts applied to your deductible or not covered by your insurance.  All statements are due and payable upon receipt. Please note that your insurance coverage is an agreement between you and your insurance company and it is your responsibility to remit payment for charges not covered by your insurance company.


If your insurance company requires a referral from your primary care physician please have the referral sent to us or have it with you at your appointment. You will be responsible for payment on any claims denied by your insurance if no referral was obtained or the referral is invalid.


We reserve the right to bill for appointments not canceled 24 hours prior to the visit.