During your first visit to our clinic, your Allergy & Asthma specialists will conduct a thorough history of symptoms, perform a physical exam, and may recommend allergy skin testing. This type of testing can help confirm if your symptoms are caused by allergies in which your doctor will then be able to determine the best treatment for you.
What should I bring to my first appointment?
- Insurance Card.
- Photo Id (driver’s license)
- Bring in your medications, or make a list of current medications you are taking. Please be sure to include any over-the-counter medications and herbal supplements. Bring any recent skin test results, lab reports, sinus or head CT reports.
Should I continue to take my medications prior to the appointment?
Some medications may interfere with your testing and must be stopped prior. If you have any concerns about stopping medications, please check with you or your child’s physician before you stop the medicine. If you have any questions about the medicine you are taking, please contact a pharmacist, the prescribing physician, or a member of our Allergy & Asthma team. If you are unable to discontinue antihistamines, please keep your scheduled appointment and inform our staff that you are currently taking an antihistamine. Medications that need to be stopped seven days prior to the test include the below:
- Allegra (fexofenadine).
- Asteline/Astepro Nasal Spray (azelastine)
- Atarax, Vistaril (hydroxyzine)li>
- Benadryl (diphenhydramine)li>
- Claritin (loratadine)
- Patanase Nasal Spray (olopatadine hydrochloride)
- Xyzal (levoceterizine)
- Zyrtec (cetirizine)
We accept most insurance carriers and our services are available to all who seek them. You may become our patient either by making the appointment yourself or through a physician referral. If your insurance plan requires a referral to see a specialist, please contact your primary care physician to verify that a referral has been issued to us for your visit.
Our office staff is willing to assist you in dealing with your insurance carrier, however it is your responsibility as the policy holder to know and understand your own insurance plan provisions. If you have questions regarding your benefit coverage, please directly contact your insurance carrier.
Co-pay fees are collected at the time of each office visit. We accept cash, check, Master Card, Visa, Discover, and American Express.
Midwest Patient Portal
Midwest Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists, and associated divisions, invites you to log into your online account. Take advantage of our online services offered with the assurance that all of your information is encrypted and stored securely. The Midwest Patient Portal is a tool that will allow you to view your medical history, fill out questionnaires before your visit and communicate with us using secure messaging.
Visit your Midwest Patient Portal. Here, you’ll be able to access:
Personal Health Record
- Complete Visit Forms
- Health Record
- Read Message
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