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The techniques and equipment used at the Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic include the latest advancements in the field.  Our group is dedicated to providing cutting edge, personal and compassionate care.  In addition, our providers have been educated at many of the top allergy training programs in the country.  The benefits of having such a wealth of experience, skill and scientific technology are realized daily by our patients.

Pollen & Mold Count

The Oklahoma Allergy and Asthma Clinic is a certified pollen and mold counting station for the National Allergy Bureau.  The most trusted and accurate pollen & mold count for the Oklahoma City and surrounding areas.

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For pollen counts in other US cities visit http://www.aaaai.org/home.aspx

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Norman Clinic Closed Today-Tuesday; Opening back up on Wednesday

OAAC is having a building issue today at the Norman clinic so unfortunately it will be closed.

UPDATE: The situation has been fixed and the Norman clinic will be OPEN on Wednesday! 


Family Nurse Practitioner Joins Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic

Elisa Thompson of Edmond has joined the Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic practice. Thompson, a certified Family Nurse Practitioner, started her career in pediatrics and transitioned into Asthma, Allergy and Immunology two years ago.

Elisa Thompson received her first bachelor’s degree from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, with a concentration in biology and psychology. She then went on to earn her bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing. Elisa completed her master’s degree in nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner certification at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

“I’ve always been attracted to specialty medicine,” said Thompson. “As an RN, I spent seven years in various critical care areas. As an allergy and asthma patient myself, I am very sympathetic to the environmental challenges that living in Oklahoma can bring.”

Thompson is passionate about patient education and collaborative patient-health care provider relationships. She is also particularly interested in asthma education, immune dysfunction, the hygiene hypothesis (lack of early childhood exposure to infectious agents, symbiotic microorganisms such as the gut flora or probiotics, and parasites increases susceptibility to allergic diseases by suppressing the natural development of the immune system) and food allergy – specifically the sociologic and psychology impacts.

She is also proud to call Oklahoma home as a native to the state. She and her husband reside in Edmond with their two children. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, vegetable gardening, taking photographs, playing music, fitness and being active in her church. 

Beginning May 8th, Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic will be using Phreesia for patient intake, allowing you to check-in from your computer, phone, or tablet before your appointment!

 

Mylan Provides Update on Meridian Medical Technologies’, a Pfizer Company, Expanded Voluntary Worldwide Recall of EpiPen® Auto-Injector

Return and Replacement Update (as of April 1, 5:45PM ET)

If you think you may be impacted by this recall, it is very important that you first contact Stericycle at 877-650-3494. Stericycle’s hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-10 p.m. ET, and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. ET.

Stericycle will ask you questions about your EpiPen 2-Pak® or EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® cartons to confirm if the devices come from one of the recalled lots.

Prior to calling Stericycle, you can confirm if you are in possession of a recalled EpiPen product by checking if the lot number matches any of the lot numbers listed in the table below. If so, you need to contact Stericycle at 877-650-3494. If not, your EpiPen product is not affected by the recall and there is no further action necessary.

If you are in possession of a recalled EpiPen product, Stericycle will initiate the process of providing a container to return the recalled medication.

Stericycle also will collect your contact information and will begin contacting patients back on Monday, April 3, with voucher information to redeem a free replacement product.

Patients should not return any devices affected by the recall until they have received their voucher to redeem their free replacement from their pharmacy. It is important that patients continue to carry their current EpiPen Auto-Injector until they receive a replacement device.

Patients may receive either EpiPen Auto-Injector or Mylan’s authorized generic for EpiPen Auto-Injector at the pharmacy as a replacement based on availability. The authorized generic has the exact same drug formulation, has the exact same operating instructions and is therapeutically equivalent to EpiPen Auto-Injector, and may be substituted for EpiPen Auto-Injector.

Mylan is committed to replacing recalled devices at no cost and Mylan would like to reassure patients that there will be no additional replacement-related financial burden to them as a result of this recall.

Please check back here for any updates and additional information on the product return and replacement process.

Recall Details

Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer company and Mylan’s manufacturing partner for EpiPen® Auto-Injector, has expanded a voluntary recall of select lots of EpiPen (epinephrine injection, USP) and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injectors to now include additional lots distributed in the U.S. and other markets in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The recall impacts certain lots of the 0.3 mg and 0.15 mg strengths of EpiPen Auto-Injector. None of the recalled lots include the authorized generic for EpiPen Auto-Injector, which is also manufactured by Meridian Medical Technologies.

The lot number is located on both the 2-Pak carton and the auto-injector. If the recalled EpiPen® Auto-Injector is still contained in the carton, refer to the left flap on the carton, which is black in color. You will find the lot number written in white and preceded by the word ‘LOT.’

On the auto-injector itself, you will find the lot number towards the top of the label in black and preceded by the word ‘LOT.’

NOTE: The NDC on the box ends with “2” because it contains two EpiPen Auto-injectors. The NDC on the individual EpiPen within the box has an NDC ending in “1.”

Patient and Customer Contact

To return your product, please contact Stericycle at 877-650-3494. If you have any additional questions regarding this recall, please contact Mylan Customer Relations at 800-796-9526 or [email protected].

 

We're proud to announce that we've been named a Top Workplace by The Oklahoman! A big thank you goes out to all of our employees, who helped to make this happen! You can find more info on the @Top Workplace website: http://bit.ly/NTW13

CareCredit now available for OAAC Patients

Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic is proud to announce that we have now partnered with CareCredit.

What is CareCredit?

CareCredit is a healthcare credit card designed for your health, beauty, and wellness needs. It's a way to pay for the costs of many treatments and procedures and allows you to make convenient monthly payments. For complete details of healthcare financing terms, please review the CareCredit account agreement within the application.

Where can I use CareCredit?

CareCredit is accepted at over 175,000 providers nationwide for LASIK and Vision Care, Cosmetic and Dermatology Procedures, Dentistry, Veterinary, Hearing Care and other specialties

CareCredit is now also accepted at select retail locations.*

How is CareCredit different from my other bank cards?

CareCredit extends special financing offers that you can't get when using your Visa or MasterCard to pay for health, beauty and wellness care at enrolled providers. With shorter term financing options of 6, 12, 18 or 24 months no interest is charged on purchases of $200 or more when you make the minimum monthly payments and pay the full amount due by the end of the promotional period. If you do not, interest is charged from the original purchase date**.

CareCredit also extends longer term healthcare financing for 24, 36, 48 or 60-month periods with a Reduced APR and Fixed Monthly Payments Required until paid in Full. Purchases of $2,500 or more qualify for the 60-month offer with a 16.9% APR (24, 36 and 48 financing terms are for purchases of $1,000 or more with a 14.9% APR**).

For complete details, see the CareCredit account agreement within your application.

Is CareCredit a medical insurance policy?

No. CareCredit is a healthcare credit card and it does not replace medical insurance policies that you might have. It is intended to help you pay for out-of-pocket expenses that are not covered by your health plan.

I'm not sure I want another credit card. Why do I want CareCredit?

CareCredit helps you pay for out-of-pocket healthcare expenses for you, your family, and even your pets! Once you are approved, you can use it again and again* to help you manage health, wellness and beauty costs not covered by insurance.

Plus, Special Financing** for 6, 12, 18 or 24 Months is available on qualifying purchases of $200 or more made with your CareCredit credit card account. For purchases of $1,000 or more special financing** for 24, 36 or 48 months is available, and for purchases of $2,500 or more special financing for 60 months is available.

For more information, visit www.carecredit.com

* Subject to credit approval. Minimum monthly payments required. Not all promotional financing options are available at all enrolled providers. Ask yours for details. Promotional financing options are not available at all retail locations that accept CareCredit and standard account terms will apply to such purchases.

** For new accounts: Purchase APR is 26.99%; Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreements for their applicable terms.

Proposed Government Regulation Could Seriously Reduce YOUR Access to Allergy Shots - Please go to the link and sign the petition.

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI), a professional membership organization of more than 6,800 allergist/immunologists, is spreading the word that newly proposed regulations from the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) could dramatically limit patient access to allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots).

https://www.change.org/p/united-states-pharmacopeia-save-patient-access-to-allergy-shots

 

When are allergies serious enough to seek medical help?

Allergies are extremely common and affect millions of Americans.  Symptoms range from a stuffy nose and occasional sneeze to severe allergic reactions.  Allergies are also a common trigger for asthma attacks.  Patients with asthma experience chest tightness, shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing.  Common substances that cause allergic symptoms include pollen (grass, tree and weeds), mold spores, dust mites, feathers and animal dander.  If allergies are causing you discomfort or impairing your ability to work, play or enjoy life, come visit us to see how we can help.

Why doesn't everyone have allergies?

Allergies are caused by the immune system reacting to substances (or allergens) that would typically not trigger a reaction.  Allergies result from environmental factors and genetic predisposition.  If one parent is allergic, the risk of allergies in a child is 30 to 40 percent.  If both parents are allergic, there is a 50 to 70 percent chance of a child developing allergies.  The board certified allergist's goal is to help patients prevent symptoms by managing their allergies and asthma so they can lead healthy, normal lives.  The strong emphasis placed on individualized patient care has been part of the clinic's philosophy of practice for over 75 years.

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