The physicians at Allergies Answered are ENT specialists with extensive expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of asthma, allergies, and other immunological disorders.
While other physicians may offer allergy treatments, they do not have the benefit of years of specialized training in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating these conditions. Allergy specialists are also the only physicians properly trained in performing and interpreting allergy skin tests. While many other doctors offer allergy testing and care, they are not board-certified nor is this their area of expertise.
Preparing for your visit
Please bring the following items to your appointment:
- Your insurance card
- New patient forms
- Your medical and surgical history
- Immunization record (patients younger than 18 years old)
- Any medications you are currently taking
- All inhalers, spacers/holding chambers, and peak flow meters
- A list of any drug allergies
If your primary care provider has referred you to us, please request a copy of any relevant medical records, including lab work or x-rays, be sent to us prior to your scheduled appointment.
What happens during my first appointment?
On your first visit, you and your physician will talk about your allergy-related symptoms and medical history. You are welcome to bring a list of any questions you may have. After taking a careful medical history and reviewing your completed patient questionnaire, your allergist/immunologist will determine whether or not diagnostic tests are needed.
What medications do I need to stop taking to ensure the accuracy of a skin test?
Please contact one of our clinics at least 7 days prior to your initial visit for advice and guidance regarding your medications.
Please notify our office 24 hours in advance to cancel any appointments.
Insurance and payments
Allergies Answered accepts most major insurance plans: Aetna, Blue Cross, Cigna, Coventry, Humana, Louisiana Medicaid, Medicare, Peoples, TriCare, United and others. However, please call our office to be sure we accept your insurance provider. If you have a question regarding coverage by your particular health plan, please contact your health plan provider.
We also accept cash, checks, VISA, and MasterCard.
Allergy & Immunology resources
Provided below are resource links. They are not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, replace the services of a physician or constitute a doctor-patient relationship.
Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA): A leading nonprofit family health organization whose mission is to eliminate unnecessary suffering and death due to asthma, allergies and related conditions through education, advocacy and outreach.
The American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI): Patient Education Resource for Allergies & Asthma.
American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology: Information on conditions and treatments.
Common Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Terms: Glossary of common terms.
HealthCentral on Allergies: Searchable medical information database with patient information on allergies.
MEDLINEplus®: The National Library of Medicine's consumer information site.
The National Jewish Medical and Research Center: Information from the only medical and research center in the United States devoted entirely to respiratory, allergic and immune system diseases. Through forums, you can interact with consumers and professionals.
US Hereditary Angioedema Association: A non-profit patient advocacy organization dedicated to serving persons with angioedema.
The National Eczema Association: A non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and quality of life for individuals with eczema through research, support and education.
Current US Food Allergy Guidelines: Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of food allergies in the United States.
Food Allergy Research & Education: Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis.
International Food Information Council Foundation: The Foundation provides information on food safety, nutrition, and healthful eating information.
Mothers of Children Having Allergies: MOCHA (Mothers of Children Having Allergies) is a group of parents sharing information and supporting each other.
Peanut Allergy.com: Provides links to peanut-free businesses, chat rooms on issues of concern, products, school discussion boards, and books.
Immune Deficiency Foundation: A resource for learning about Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases.
Jeffrey Model Foundation: JMF is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to early diagnosis, meaningful treatments and, ultimately, cures of primary immunodeficiency disorders through research, physician education, public awareness, advocacy, patient support and newborn screening.
American Latex Allergy Association: The association provides educational materials, support groups, publications, and product information.
The Mastocytosis Society: A non-profit organization dedicated to supporting patients affected by Mastocytosis or Mast Cell Activation Disorders as well as their families, caregivers, and physicians through research, education and advocacy.
MedicAlert Foundation®: The foundation's mission is to protect and save lives by serving as the global information link between members and emergency responders during medical emergencies and other times of need.
National Allergy Bureau™: The NAB currently provides the most accurate and reliable pollen and mold levels from approximately 85 counting stations throughout the United States.
Pollen.com: Local and national pollen counts and allergy forecasts.
Sinusitis: Provides information about sinusitis from the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology.
MEDLINEplus® Skin Conditions: Provides information on skin conditions from the National Library of Medicine's consumer site.