At Aberdeen Asthma &
Allergy we pride ourselves in giving you the best care possible. We need your cooperation by being prepared
for your visit.
We ask you bring a current
list of all medications and any paperwork relevant to your appointment.
Are your medications running
low? If you are unable to make it until
your next visit before your medications run out, please contact your pharmacy
to refill any medications.
Payment is due at time of
service for all co-pays, deductible and/or co-insurances. Please contact your insurance company to find
out how your office visit and allergy testing will be covered. For patients with insurances that we do not
participate with, 100% of you visit will be due at the time of your visit.
For your first visit, you
will need to provide a photo ID, your current insurance card and the
appropriate filled out paperwork. For
those not on Medicare, we will provide testing on your initial visit. Please with hold taking any medications with
an antihistamine four days prior to your appointment to allow testing results
to be accurate. If you have questions regarding any medications, please contact
your pharmacy. Your initial appointment
may take as long as 2 to 3 hours.
Your time and ours is very
valuable, please contact our office 24 hours in advance if you are unable to
keep your appointment so we can offer your spot to someone else.
With all visits, our nursing
staff will start with taking your vitals, review your medications and possibly
do a pulmonary function test (spiro).
Once in the exam room, Dr. Luzier would then go over all
paperwork/office notes. Dr Luzier will
inquire about your symptoms, exposures and timing of all issues that occur.
Function Testing (Spiro):
The measuring of how well
your bronchial tubes are working. We
have a special machine you blow into which collects data to see how well your
bronchial tubes are working or how obstructed they are.
We test toward many different
elements of foods, animals and environments.
There are two different kinds of skin testing. Prick Test is when a small drop of an
allergen is placed on an applicator and then the skin is pricked. Usually this test is done on the back. Results start to show in 20 to 30
minutes. Intradermal Testing is
when a tiny amount of an allergen is injected into the skin on your arm.
We are closed on all major US holidays.
During severe weather conditions, please call us before
your appointment to verify that we are open.