Academy Allergy Asthma & Sinus

Covid-19 Office policy

To all my patients:

The COVID-19 pandemic has created extraordinary challenges for all of us.  As a healthcare provider, I have made the safety of my patients and staff a top priority by following the CDC recommendations.

We are doing telehealth visits for all new and follow up appointments.  Allergy testing and injections will be the only in office visits allowed.

Allergy Shot Policy

Effective immediately patients will need to schedule an allergy shot appointment.  Since the CDC recommends that we remain socially distant, no patients will be allowed to remain in our office after receiving their allergy injections.  Shot patients are reminded to take an antihistamine at least 2 hours before getting their injection and to carry an epinephrine injector with them.  If a patient experiences an allergic reaction after leaving our office, they should use thier epinephrine and then go to the nearest emergency department to be treated.  We recommend you wait in your car and use the St Vincent Neighborhood Hospital across the street from the office on 146th Street if you have a reaction. 

Screening Questions:  If the answer is "yes" to either question, please stay home and self-quarantine for 14 days.  1. Have you or anyone in your household beeen in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the last 14 days?  2. Have you or anyone in your household had any fever, respiratory symptoms or illness in the last 14 days?

1. Patients must call to schedule an allery shot.  No walk in appointments will be allowed.

2. All shot patients should have a credit card on file to pay for injections.

3. Only the shot patient and parent may come into the office.

4. Anyone entering our office needs to wear a face cover (mask) per CDC guidelines.  You  must bring your own mask.  WE DO NOT HAVE MASKS FOR PATIENTS.

5. Patients will have to wait in the hall until it is their turn to be screened.

6. Only one patient will be allowed in the office at a time, so please arrive as scheduled.

7. After getting an allergy injection, patients will exit out the back door of our suite.

8. The shot nurse will not answer any patient questions.  Call the office before or after your allergy shot appointment if you need to talk to a nurse.

 I apologize for the inconvenience this new policy may cause, but I am trying to balance the needs of my patients with safety.  Please call the office or send a portal note if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

David L. Patterson MD

New Patients

Welcome to Academy Allergy. We are committed to providing every patient with the highest quality of medical care by emphasizing excellence in all aspects of patient management.

Dr. David Patterson and his staff offer the professional medical care patients need and the personal attention they deserve. Dr. Patterson specializes in the comprehensive care of adults and children suffering from allergies, asthma, urticaria, bronchitis, sinusitis and other respiratory problems.  Dr Patterson is also an immunologist and treats patients with immune deficiency.

Pediatric and Adult Allergy Testing

Allergy testing is a painless and convenient way to determine what you are allergic to.  Allergy testing is availiable for indoor, outdoor, food or drug allergies.  Allergies can cause sneezing, congestion, runny nose and itching.  Once the allergy is determined an appropriate treatment can be started.

Patient Portal:  https://portal.academyallergy.com

Please sign up for our patient portal to have access to all your medical records, send secure messages to our staff, view up-coming appointments and pay bills.  Call our office, 317-621-2455, to request a login today. 

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