Procedures

Diagnostic Testing

Providing the most up-to-date diagnostic testing procedures and maximizing treatment options is essential for patient-centered care. 

Diagnostic testing is typically rapid and is often almost painless. By identifying and understanding the underlying triggers to symptoms, specific avoidance recommendations and measures to decrease exposure can be offered to optimize treatment regimens while minimizing medications as much as possible. 

Allergy Skin Testing

Skin prick testing is performed in evaluation of environmental allergy and food allergy.

Serum Specific IgE Testing

This blood test is sensitive for identifying allergens causing allergic disorders. Advantages include improved determination of specific type of allergy present.

Patch Testing

Patch testing helps identify the causative agents of allergic contact dermatitis. including common chemicals and product ingredients.

Spirometry

This test measures lung function and is used in the assessment of asthma. At times, a medication is given to assess for improvement and reversibility.

Allergen Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy, also called allergy shots, is a customized treatment for environmental and stinging insect allergies that help the immune system become less sensitive over time, improving symptoms and improving quality of life.

Antibiotic Testing and Drug Challenge

Some suspected antibiotic allergies can be safely evaluated in the office and ruled out with testing procedures that include skin testing and ingestion challenges.

Open Food Challenge

An open food challenge is a highly accurate diagnostic test to rule out food allergy, and is performed in a regimented manner when it is suspected that a patient no longer is allergic.

Biologic Medication Administration

Multiple biologic medications used for the treatment of asthma, chronic hives, and moderate to severe atopic dermatitis are administered in our office.

In Office Treatment

Effectively controlling allergy and asthma symptoms requires an individualized treatment plan. Our goal is to enable patients to feel fewer symptoms with a reduced need for medications, while improving upon the quality of life they experience. 

These treatment plans may include therapeutics that are administered in our office under supervision, such as allergen immunotherapy or treatment with biologic medications. These treatments are extremely effective, and may be considered for patients who require management beyond traditional medications.