You may be eligible for a research study at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) if you have hives that are induced by a physical trigger such as cold, heat, water, exercise, pressure, or vibration (physical urticaria).
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While the arrival of summer usually conjures up images of beach vacations and kids leaving for camp, at DallasAllergyImmunology we are gearing up for our busiest allergy testing season of the year.
Why is summer such a popular time of year to schedule allergy testing? First, there is more time and flexibility during the summer months to schedule these elective visits. Second, summertime offers an opportunity for patients to stop antihistamines in preparation for allergy testing (up to 10 days required for many products) with minimal aggravation since the pollen counts are very low during the hot months. Finally, many patients prefer to start allergen immunotherapy (“allergy shots”) by rush desensitization during the summer months in order to escalate rapidly to maintenance dosing before school starts. Allergy testing is required to formulate a specific allergen immunotherapy prescription for allergy shots.
December 1, 2011 our patient portal will not be available. Please note that we will come back with a brand new patient portal that will have more features!
We appreciate your patient during this transition.
FLuMist is currently available in our office. We will have the injectable vaccine available as of October 1, 2011. More information can be found about this vaccine under the Services or Health Info category.
As of June 3, 2011 our Frisco office will be open on Fridays from 9:00 am to 11:30 am for visits and allergy shots 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
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We regret to inform you that, effective February 14, 2011, our practice will no longer process laboratory services through Quest Diagnostics. We reached this decision because of Quest Diagnostics’ many laboratory processing errors (mishandling of blood) and difficulty in obtaining test results. Quest’s consistently poor performance has resulted in the need for repeat blood draws and delayed care because of unavailable results. Our repeated efforts to remedy these problems with Quest have been fruitless.
If your insurance company maintains an exclusive contract with Quest Diagnostics, you will have the following two options for obtaining lab studies:
- You may use laboratory services provided by LabCorp.
- You may continue using exclusive, in-network services through Quest Diagnostics. We will provide written laboratory requisitions with appropriate codes but you will be responsible for obtaining your test results and providing them to us.
We regret the inconvenience that results from your insurance company’s exclusive contract with Quest Diagnostics.
DallasAllergyImmunology is pleased to offer Asthma Education Classes.
Asthma interferes with life…if you let it. Night cough, exercise problems, and asthma attacks are stressful for everyone involved.
Is asthma keeping you or your child from meeting the goals of life? Learn what you can do to manage asthma and get back in the game!
RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW! Call 972-566-7788 for more info.
Feel free to bring grandma, grandpa, older siblings, or anyone that will be taking care of your child. They will be taught what to do when your child has an attack. How/when to use a nebulizer, administer medicine, proper use of an inhaler, how to read an asthma action plan, and avoiding triggers. Also, learn the difference between a rescue medicine and a controller medicine.
You don’t have to be a patient/parent of our practice to attend our classes.
Cost is $45. DAI patients may be able to use their health insurance benefits.
EMPOWERING PATIENTS THROUGH EDUCATION AND RESEARCH