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Harbor View Medical Clinic

Thomas C. Thomas M.D.
110 Westwoods Dr.
Liberty, MO 64068
(816)781-6127

Todays Allergy Counts

Allergy Center

TEST SCHEDULE:
NEW PATIENT ALLERGY TESTING is scheduled on two mornings:
Monday and Tuesday or Tuesday and Thursday
INHALANT TESTING, which includes pollens, house dusts, and mold spores, is done from 8:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.

On the first day of testing, you will be here approximately one to two hours; two to two and one-half hours the second morning.

INSTRUCTIONS AND SUMMARY
After completion of testing on the second day, you will receive instructions and a summary of the inhalant allergy workup. There will be a consultation with one of the Doctors as soon as they have received results of your laboratory tests.

MEDICATIONS
No antihistamines, bronchodilators, inhalers, sprays, cough medicines, (unless ordered by the doctors), or tranquilizers are to be taken for at least forty-eight hours before testing and none until completion of your testing.

Cortisone should no be taken two to three weeks before testing. If you are currently taking cortisone, DO NOT DISCONTINUE without consulting your physician.

CLOTHING
Wear short sleeve or sleeveless clothing. You may bring a sweater or a light jacket to slip on between testing applications if needed.

Since many of our patients are extremely sensitive to chemicals, we must request that you do not wear perfume, cologne, after-shave lotion, or any scented products when you come to the office.

WEEKLY INJECTIONS
Allergy injections are made up in ten-dose vials that are charged to your account on the second day of testing. When you receive the tenth dose another ten-dose vial will automatically be charged to your account.

Allergy injections will be given on MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND THURSDAY from 1:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. and WEDNESDAY MORNINGS from 8:00 A.M. to 8:30 A.M. and 11:30 A.M. until Noon ONLY.

It you choose to have your allergy doses mailed, they will be sent to you on a monthly schedule unless we are instructed otherwise.

ROUTINE INHALANT RETESTING
You will be retested approximately every three months during the first year of treatment. The time required for retesting is usually two hours and includes a consultation with the doctor.

OFFICE CALLS
If you are having symptoms and need to see one of the Doctors when you come in for your allergy injection, please call and make an appointment.

SUBLINGUAL FOOD DROPS
If sublingual food drops are prescribed for you, there will be an additional charge of $12.00. Some insurance companies cover this expense while others do not. Please check with your insurance company.

TELEPHONE CALLS
Hours preferred for routine telephone calls to the Allergy Department and or to set up retesting appointments are:

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Wednesday and Friday
11:30 A.M. to 12:00 Noon
&
1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
8:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon
&
1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

ONLY EMERGENCY TELEPHONE CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED BY THE ALLERGY NURSES DURING TESTING SESSIONS.

CHILD CARE
There are NO facilities for childcare in our office. Only the patient, unless and infant or toddler, is allowed in the testing room.

IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE OSHA REGULATIONS, NO EATING OR DRINKING IS ALLOWED IN THE TESTING ROOM.