Frequently Asked Questions
When you call the Scarsdale office you will speak to Phyllis,Vicki or Debbie. In Mamaroneck Margaret, Kelly and Jackie man the front desk.They have been with the practice for many years, and they will help you sort out your appointments and billing.
Marlene and Nancy are the Nurses in Scarsdale. Deena, Kathy and Joann are in Mamaroneck. All of the nurses are RN's. They perform medical procedures such as allergy injections, blood tests,some allergy tests and PFT's.
All consultaions, and medical followup are performed by the allergists, however.
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Drug Allergy Testing

Procedure Description:
Skin tests for medication allergy

What To Expect:
Skin can be performed to several medications including penicillin, cephalosporins (Keflin), insulin and local anesthetics. These tests are read in 15-20 minutes like other allergy skin tests. Occasionally, challenge tests with the actual medication will be performed.

Preprocedure:
No anti-histamines for 4 days before testing

Allergy Skin Tests

Procedure Description:
Testing material is applied to the skin surface. Testing helps to determine specific allergies.

What To Expect:
Minimal discomfort; time of procedure is only 15 minutes; immediate results

Preprocedure:
No anti-histamines for 4 days before testing. No need to stop other medications.

Pulmonary Function Tests

Procedure Description:
Breathing tests (Spirometry)

What To Expect:
The patient breathes into a computerized machine. This tests allows us to evalaute breathing capacity and function. It allows objective measurement of asthma severity and response to medications. Use of these tests is the standard of care in asthma management.


Food allergy testing

Procedure Description:
Food allergy skin tests

What To Expect:
Allergy prick tests are applied to the skin; the results are available in 15-20 minutes. These tests are a good indicator of immediate type food allergies. Occasionally, challenge tests with specific foods will also be performed.

Preprocedure:
No anti-histamines for 4 days before testing




 



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