Your first visit to WINDOM ALLERGY establishes a vital foundation for our relationship with you. During the first visit, we make sure to obtain important background information from you and give you time to get to know DR. WINDOM and his staff. To understand what to expect for your first visit to our practice, please read through this page. You’ll find all the practical information you need and you can even save some time at your first visit by printing out and completing the patient forms in advance of your appointment.
PLEASE COMPLETE FORMS 1 OR 2 DEPENDING ON PATIENTS AGE.
Please print, complete, and forward the request for pertinent medical records if you would like your records sent to Dr. Windom prior to your first visit.
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WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR FIRST VISIT: Dr. Windom will spend time talking with you about your problem and performing an examination. Following this you may be asked to return for skin testing, basic breathing tests, blood tests, or x-rays. At this point, Dr. Windom will write a letter to your primary doctor explaining his impression and recommendations. The need for follow up visits with him will depend on the severity of your condition. As a matter of office policy, we do ask for payment at the time of service.
FOLLOW-UP VISITS: At a follow-up appointment you may be scheduled for specific testing or a routine check up with Dr. Windom. If you are having skin testing the following restrictions apply:
Skin testing- Do not take classical antihistamines for 2 days before your appointment (Benadryl, Tylenol PM, Nyquil, or other OTC cold/allergy/nighttime medications). You must withhold for 5 days–Claritin (Loratadine, Alavert), Zyrtec, Allegra (fexofenadine), Xyzal, or Clarinex.
Spirometry (breathing test)-Do not take short-acting bronchodilators for 6 hours (albuterol, Proventil, Ventolin, Maxair, Proair, or Xopenex). The long-acting inhalers have to be avoided for 12 hours–Foradil, Serevent, Advair, Symbicort, and Dulera.
Rhinoscopy-Come as you are for this simple fiberoptic examination of your nose, sinuses and throat.