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100 Bradford Road, Suite 410, Wexford, PA 15090 • Phone: 724-719-2441

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage you to schedule your appointment by televisit, when feasible. However, our office is now open for select in-office visits, skin tests, oral challenges, and injections.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Announcement   Televisits Available

Wexford Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, LLC

In Office Preparing for Your Visit Instructions

Thank you for choosing Wexford Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, LLC, as your healthcare provider. To allow us to better serve you, all patients must review the following information at least 1 week prior to every appointment.

  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time and wait in the parking lot for the nurse to call you.  She will complete the COVID-19 screening questions and then provide instructions to proceed to the office. Patients not in the parking lot at the time they are called may result in rescheduling and a cancellation fee.   If you have missed your call, please call the office one time and leave a message that you are outside.  Someone will call you back when they are available.  Please refrain from calling multiple times and/or coming up to the  office.
  • New patients should allow 2 to 3 hours for their initial visit, depending on the number and complexity of the medical issues to be evaluated.
  • Established patients' visit lengths will vary depending on the current issues to be evaluated.

    Patients age 18 and older are to come alone, minors or those who need assistance may have one accompanying parent or legal guardian.

    ***MASKS MUST BE WORN INSIDE THE BUILDING***

     

    Please use the following checklist of items to bring with you to your appointment:

    • Albuteral inhaler and/or epinephrine if prescribed
    • Co pay
    • Referral or prior authorization to see a specialist if required by your insurance (if a referral or prior authorization is required but not provided, the patient will be responsible for payment in the event of denial of coverage by the insurance company)
    • Test results or consult notes from another physician must be brought to the appointment or faxed to our office prior to the appointment, to 724-719-2451. If records are to be faxed, please ensure they arrive at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment.
    The following items should have already been provided to our office:
    • Completed patient forms
    • Photo ID
    • Insurance Card (s)
    • Prescription card (if applicable)

**For the health and safety of our patients and staff, please refrain from wearing perfume, aftershave, and other scented products.**

 

 The following medications should be stopped in advance of your visit if you are anticipating having any allergy testing or oral challenges performed.

Oral antihistamines - stop taking at least 5 days prior to your visit:

  • Acrivastine (Semprex-D)
  • Azelastine (Astelin, Asetpro)
  • Brompheniramine (in several combination products)
  • Carbinoxamine (Palgic)
  • Cetirizine (Zyrtec, Zyrtec-D, and store brand names)
  • Chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton, and store brand names, and in combination products)
  • Clemastine (Tavist Allergy)
  • Cyproheptadine (Periactin)
  • Desloratadine (Clarinex, Clarinex-D)
  • Diphenhydramine (Benadryl, and in combination products)
  • Fexofenadine (Allegra, Allegra-D)
  • Hydroxyzine (Atarax, Vistaril)
  • Levocetirizine (Xyzal)
  • Loratadine (Alavert, Claritin, Claritin-D)

Antihistamine nasal sprays - stop taking at least 5 days prior to your visit:

  • Azelastine (Astelin, Astepro, Dymista)
  • Olopatadine (Patanase)

Antihistamine eye drops - stop taking at least 5 days prior to your visit:

  • Azelastine (Optivar)
  • Emadastine (Emadine)
  • Epinastine (Elestat)
  • Ketotifen (Zaditor, Alaway)
  • Naphazoline/pheniramine (Naphcon-A, Opcon-A, Visine-A, store brands)
  • Olopatadine (Pataday, Patanol)

Histamine-2 blockers - stop taking 24 hours prior to your visit:

  • Cimetidine (Tagamet, Acid Reducer)
  • Famotidine (Pepcid, Acid Reducer, Heartburn Relief)
  • Nizatidine (Axid)
  • Ranitidine (Zantac, Acid Reducer)

Tricyclic antidepressant - stop taking at least 6 days prior to your visit if cleared by prescribing physician:

  • Doxepin (Deptran, Sinequan)

Beta-blockers - stop taking at least 24 hours prior to your visit if cleared by prescribing physician:

  • Acebutalol (Sectral)
  • Atenolol (Tenormin)
  • Betaxolol (Betoptic, Kerlone)
  • Bisoprolol (Zebeta)
  • Carteolol
  • Carvedilol (Coreg)
  • Esmolol (Brevibloc)
  • Labetolol (Trandate)
  • Metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL)
  • Nadolol (Corgard)
  • Nebivolol (Bystolic)
  • Penbutolol (Levatol)
  • Pindolol
  • Propranolol (Hemangeol, Inderal, InnoPran)
  • Sotalol (Betapace, Sorine)
  • Timolol (Betimol, Istalol, Timoptic)

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