BEFORE YOUR VISIT

We're glad you've chosen us!  Please review the policies below to ensure the best possible visit.

NEW PATIENTS

Patients are seen by appointment only.  Please call 903-757-3808 to schedule.  You will be asked to provide insurance information and complete new patient paperwork in advance.

Please answer the questions as specifically as possible.  Understanding the reason for your visit and medical history allows us to best assist you.  Having this information ready before arriving at the office will expedite your visit. 

INSURANCE

Have your insurance card when making your appointment and at the visit.  This is required to verify benefits and not providing this information may delay care.  Most allergy tests and treatment ARE covered by insurance, however as a specialist, co-pays for office visits and procedures may differ from your primary care physician.  We will provide a coverage summary but encourage you to check with your company with specific questions. If you have an HMO plan, a referral is needed through your primary care provider or your visit may not be covered.  We do not want  administrative issues to limit your time with the doctor. Please note that payment is due at the time of service and  final responsibility for any uncovered portion rests with the patient.

If you do not have health insurance, we can still see you!  Please ask about our self-pay discounts when calling.

CAN I BE ALLERGY TESTED AT MY FIRST VISIT?

In most cases testing for environmental or food allergies can be performed at the first visit. Tests for medication or insect allergies require special preparation and cannot be performed the same day.  We try to accommodate testing when time allows, however some insurances may restrict testing on the same day as your initial appointment.

If you wish to be tested, avoid antihistamines (Benadryl, Zyrtec, Claritin, Allegra, Azelastine and most other OTC allergy medications) at least 1 week prior to your visit. This is not an exclusive list and some medications may have "hidden" antihistamine effects.

If you are not sure whether a medication should be stopped please contact the clinic. If discontinuing any medication feels uncomfortable or unsafe, it is best discuss this with the doctor at your visit.  Our priority is accurate and safe testing. 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Arrive early. Anyone arriving more than 15 minutes after the scheduled time may be required to reschedule. Arriving late reduces your time with the doctor and disrupts the care of other patients.

If you must cancel, please provide at least 24 hours advance notice. Appointments are in high demand, and this allows us to see others who are waiting for visits. As a courtesy we call to confirm all appointments the prior business day. Repeated cancellations or no-shows will lead to discontinuation of care.

 

East Texas Allergy & Asthma

1009 N. Fourth St. Ste A, Longview TX 75601
 

(903) 757-3808

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