During the new patient visits, Dr. Nguyen will perform a history and physical to let her understand the patient’s concerns. She will then determine if any testing is needed.
For possible allergy testing, patients need to stay off any antihistamines for at least 72hrs prior to the appointment. This is because antihistamines interfere with allergy testing. However, if it is too difficult for you to stop your antihistamines for any reason, please do not stop the medications. In that situation, it would be best to come in for an initial evaluation with the physician to decide on the best course of action.
Examples of antihistamine medications:
Benadryl or dyphenhydramine
Atarax or Hydroxyzine
Claritin or any of its generic equivalents
Zyrtec or any of its generic equivalents
Astelin nasal spray
Patanol or Pataday eyedrops
Optivar eye drops
Zaditor eye drops
Elestat eye drops
Many over-the-counter cold and sleep medications may contain antihistamines.
Asthma inhalers and Singulair are NOT antihistamines.
If you are unsure if a medication you are taking is an antihistamine, please call our office.
You may submit the forms on-line by first downloading the latest version of Adobe Reader, then downloading the PDF form onto your computer to view and fill out. Once you are done filling it out, you may submit the PDF forms. If you are unable to fill it out on-line, please print it out and bring in the filled in form with you on your first visit.
FAAA takes most insurances including Medicare and Medicaid. Please contact our office for more information on insurance coverage for our services.