Preparing for Your Visit
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 click the Patient forms link and follow the instructions for completion of all required forms. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time with completed paperwork. Forms not completed in time for your appointment may result in rescheduling of the appointment and a cancellation fee.
- 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.
TO AVOID A CANCELLATION FEE, PLEASE PROVIDE OUR OFFICE WITH AT LEAST 24 HOURS' NOTICE WHEN CANCELLING OR RESCHEDULING YOUR APPOINTMENT. YOU MAY CALL THE OFFICE OR USE THE CANCELLATION TAB IN THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF OUR WEBSITE.
IMPORTANT: Having an appointment does not automatically guarantee allergy testing. At the time of your consultation, one of our physicians will determine whether testing is safe and appropriate for your particular situation.
Please use the following checklist of items to bring with you to your appointment:
- Completed patient forms
- Photo ID
- Insurance cards
- Prescription card (if applicable)
- 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)
- Any 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.
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)
- Carvedilol (Coreg)
- Esmolol (Brevibloc)
- Labetolol (Trandate)
- Metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL)
- Nadolol (Corgard)
- Nebivolol (Bystolic)
- Penbutolol (Levatol)
- Propranolol (Hemangeol, Inderal, InnoPran)
- Sotalol (Betapace, Sorine)
- Timolol (Betimol, Istalol, Timoptic)