Patient Information

When time allows, the clinic will send you a packet of information prior to your appointment. It will contain a questionnaire, which needs to be completed and brought to your appointment. Having the questionnaire filled out before coming will greatly reduce your processing time upon arrival at the clinic.

Your allergy/asthma evaluation will begin with a thorough discussion and recording of your medical history. This is a very important part of the evaluation, so please be prepared to discuss past illnesses and/or surgeries as well as medications you take regularly (prescription and over-the-counter), including strength and dosing schedule. Pertinent historical details of your current illness will also be discussed.

Next, the doctor will perform a physical examination with special attention to the head, neck and chest. Laboratory tests such as blood tests, x-rays, pulmonary function tests, allergy tests will be conducted as indicated.

If skin tests are indicated, one of our specially trained nurses will appy the test in 1 of 2 ways.  The nurse will either prick the skin using a small prick/puncture device or inject a small amount of test material just under the first layer of skin. Each positive skin test (a reaction similar to a mosquito bite) indicates a specific allergy. After all the results are compiled and studied, your allergist will summarize them for you and explain the diagnosis. A proposed treatment and management plan will also be discussed at that time. A written copy of the treatment and management plan prescribed will be provided following your visit (or in some cases mailed to you).

Registration

If your appointment is at 7:45am or 8:00am please arrive at 7:45am.  All other patients, please arrive at the clinic at least 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment time to complete appropriate paperwork.

No Smoking Policy

For the health of our patients and employees, smoking is prohibited on clinic premises.

Perfumes and Colognes

Many of the clinic's patients are extremely sensitive to odors. Out of consideration for these patients, please do not wear perfumes, colognes or scented lotions on the day of your visit to the clinic.

Food

Out of courtesy for our patients who have food allergies, do not bring food on the day of your visit unless specifically instructed by OAAC medical staff.

Parking

Free patient parking is available at all four clinic locations. At the central office, the entrance gate will raise upon entrance. Upon leaving, you must retrieve an exit token from the reception desk. The exit gate will not open without an exit token.

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.



NOTICE INFORMING INDIVIDUALS ABOUT NONDISCRIMINATION

AND ACCESSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Oklahoma Allergy and Asthma Clinic complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Oklahoma Allergy and Asthma Clinic does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age disability, or sex.

Oklahoma Allergy and Asthma Clinic:

  • Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:
    • Qualified sign language interpreters
    • Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats)
    • Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
      • Qualified Interpreters
      • Information written in other languages
      • If you need these services, contact Vivian Lincicome, Civil Rights Coordinator, 405-235-0040.

If you believe that Oklahoma Allergy and Asthma Clinic has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with:

Vivian Lincicome, Civil Rights Coordinator

750 NE 13th, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

(405) 235-0040 (P)

(405) 232-1891 (F)

[email protected]

 

You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax, or email. If you need help filing a grievance, Vivian Lincicome is available to help you.

 

You can also file a civil rights compliant with the US Department of Health and human Service, Office of Civil Rights, electronically through the Office of Civil Rights complain portal, available at https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf, or by mail or phone at:

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

200 Independence Avenue, SW

Room 509F, HHH Building

Washington, D.C. 20201

1-800-368-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD)

 

Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html.

 

 

 

 

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