How Do I Get My Blood Results?
Dr. Collins considers reviewing blood work to be important and feels the best way to do this is in person. You should schedule a follow up appointment if blood work is ordered. During that follow up Dr. Collins will review your results in detail with you, explain exactly what was ordered and what it means. Dr. Collins will also provide you a copy of the blood work at that time and review any questions you may have.
Do we do drug challenges?
Yes, Dr. Collins does drug challenges and can desensitize you to most medications. Common medications include aspirin, hormones, penicillin and other antibiotics.
Do we do food allergy evaluations?
Yes, Dr. Collins will evaluate you for potential food allergies if indicated. The evaluation may include skin prick testing, fresh skin prick testing, blood work and possible oral challenge to foods. She’ll work with you to devise a plan for avoidance, and to help educate you on potentially cross reacting foods.
What should I expect from my first visit?
Your first visit to Gramercy Allergy & Asthma establishes a vital foundation for our relationship with you. During the first visit, we make sure to obtain important background information, like your medical history, and give you time to get to know Dr. Collins. Please bring with you any previous blood work and/or imaging studies and all medications you take.
How long is a visit?
We strive to respect your time in the office and keep on schedule. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for you new patient visit to complete any forms. New patient visits typically last 45 Minutes. Follow up appointments last between 15-20 minutes.
If you would like to complete your forms before your visit, please select and print the following forms:
What medications should I stop before my visit with Dr. Collins?
Stop all anti-histamines (Allegra (fexofenadine), Benadryl, Claritin (loratadine), Zyrtec (cetirizine), over the counter cough and cold medications, and nasal antihistamines.
Have specific questions about a medication? Call the office and we are happy to help.
Do we accept patients who’ve been on allergy shots from another physician?
Yes, we understand that New Yorkers are dynamic people moving around the city and country. We are happy to coordinate care with your previous allergist.
Do we prescribe allergy tablets?
Yes, Gramercy Allergy and Asthma prescribes allergy shots and tablets for treatment of allergic disease.
How do I request my records to be sent to Dr. Collins or request my records to be sent to another physician?
Please print and fill out the attached form and send to the doctor you are requesting records from.
How do I request prescription refills?
Please call the office to request refills for your prescriptions. Patients not seen in the last 3-4 months will be asked to come in for a follow up to make sure you are on the right medication and there are no changes to your health.
What is our cancellation policy?
We understand that as a New Yorker your life is busy. If you need to cancel your appointment, please give us at least 24 hours’ notice so we can accommodate other patients who need to come in. Patients canceling or no-showing within less than 24 hours will be charged a $25 cancellation fee.Edit Edit date and time