Bel Air

2225 Old Emmorton Road
Suite 111
Bel Air, MD 21015

Lutherville | Towson

1300 York Road
Suite 30D
Lutherville, MD 21093
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New Patients

Overview

Your first visit is your opportunity to get to know our practice, see our facility, and meet our office team. During your initial appointment, we’ll discuss your concerns, collect the relevant health history and background information, and perform a clinical exam to establish a baseline for care.

Our Mission

We’re dedicated to helping our patients maintain optimal health and achieve their goals. We tailor each treatment plan to address individual needs and fulfill expectations of care. You can count on every member of our friendly and experienced office team to pay close attention to your comfort and address your needs with kindness, patience, and compassion.

Patient Forms

Please print and fill out these forms so we can expedite your first visit:

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Prepare For Your Visit

  • Upon making an appointment at our practice, you will receive an automated email with electronic new patient forms for your completion prior to your appointment. If you are unable to complete the electronic forms, please arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment time to complete your paperwork.
  • As part of the initial visit, our doctor will review your personal medical history and ask you questions about your family’s medical history as it may contribute to your health. We’ll also discuss any allergy-related incidents, what time of year they occurred, what type of symptoms you experienced, how long symptoms lasted, and if any prior treatment or medications provided relief.
  • If indicated, your first visit may include allergy skin testing. In this case, your visit may take up to two hours.
  • Remember to bring a complete list of any medications you are presently taking along with contact information for your primary care physician.
  • You will also need to bring your insurance ID card and a referral from your primary care physician if your insurance coverage mandates one.
  • Any copayments, deductibles, or payments for non-covered services are due at the time of your office visit. Our office accepts multiple forms of payment, including cash, check, and most major credit cards. For more information on our financial policies, insurances, and payment information click here

At Advanced Allergy & Asthma Centers, we help patients regain control of their health by establishing trusting partnerships and keeping them well informed every step of the way.

If you have any questions or concerns before your first visit, please get in touch with us. We’re always happy to help.

Stopping Medications Before Skin Testing

Because certain medications can affect the results of allergy skin testing, you may be advised to stop taking these drugs for a prescribed number of days before testing.

Please follow this timetable and discontinue these medications before your first visit:

  • All antihistamines (H1 blockers) need to be stopped at least 48 to 72 hours prior to skin prick testing.
  • Antihistamines do not need to be stopped prior to blood tests or oral food/drug challenges.
  • Oral (prednisone) steroids do not need to be stopped but you should let us know your dosage and reason for its use.
  • Nasal steroid medications do not need to be stopped however Antihistamine sprays should be stopped 48 hours prior. (Astelin/Astepro Nasal Spray (Azelastine), Dymista Nasal Spray, Patanase Nasal Spray (Olopatdine))
  • Cough and cold medications as well as sleep aids often contain antihistamines (diphenhydramine etc). Please check.
  • Please do not stop any of your asthma inhalers. Asthma control is important prior to testing.
  • Leukotiene modifiers such as Singulair (montelukast), Accolate (zariflukast), Zyflo (zileuton) do not need to be stopped.
  • H2 Blockers [Pepcid (famotidine), Tagamet (cimetidine)], Beta blockers and psychiatric medications should not be stopped.

H1 Antihistamines (Oral) - Hold 48 hours before visit

- Actifed

- Allegra (Fexofenadine)

- Atarax (Hydroxyzine)

- Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)

- Carbinoxamine

- Chlor-Trimeton (Chlorpheniramine)

- Calrinex (Desloratadine)

- Claritin (Loratadine)

- Dimetapp

- Dramamine (Dymenhydrinate)

- Elestat Eye Drops

- Meclizine

- Optivar Eye Drops (Azelastine Hydrochloroide)

- Patanol / Pataday / Pazeo Eye Drops (Olopatadine)

- Tavist (Clemastine)

- Tylenol Allergy Sinus

- Tylenol Cold and Flu

- Tylenol Flu Nighttime

- Unisom (Doxylamine)

- Vistaril (Hydroxyzine)

- Xyzal (Levocetirizine)

- Zyrtec (Cetirizine)

**Many OTC Sleep Aids - Check for Diphenhydramine**

H1 Antihistamines (Nasal Sprays) - Hold 48 hours before visit

- Astelin / Astepro Nasal Spray (Azelastine)

- Dymista Nasal Spray

- Patanase Nasal Spray (Olopatadine)

Asthma Inhalers / Oral - These DO NOT interfere with allergy testing. Continue taking as prescribed

- Advair

- AirDuo

- Albuterol (ProAir, Proventil, Ventolin)

- Alvesco

- Arnuity

- Asmanex

- Atrovent

- Breo

- Combivent

- Dulera

- DuoNeb

- Flovent (Fluticasone)

- Pulmicort

- Qvar

- Singulair (Montelukast)

- Spiriva

- Symbicort

- Xopenex (Levalbuterol)

Corticosteroid Nasal Sprays - These DO NOT interfere with allergy testing. Continue taking as prescribed

- Flonase (Fluticasone)

- Nasacort (Triamcinolone)

- Nasalide

- Nasonex (Mometasone)

- Omnaris / Zetonna (Circlesonide)

- QNASL

- Rhinocort (Budesonide)

- Veramyst

Any questions concerning medications or testing please contact the office! If you cannot stay off these medications please let us know ASAP!!

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Phone: (443) 987-6998
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Lutherville | Towson
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