An Introduction to New Patients
Thank you for choosing The Asthma and Allergy
Institute to be a partner in the delivery of your health care.
Our dedicated team of professionals is here to serve you, and assist
you to improve your health.
What you can expect at your first visit
When you arrive at The Asthma & Allergy
will be asked to fill out a series of forms if
you haven't done so via our website. If you have questions about
any of the documents, please do not hesitate to ask our receptionist.
We will also collect your office copay at that time, then we
will also request a copy of your health insurance member identification
not necessary to bring your medical record from another
physician, unless it is requested. But, if you have had previous
allergy skin tests or RAST tests (blood work) for allergies, please
When your chart has been prepared, a nurse will escort you to an
examination room. There, the nurse will record vital signs including
height, weight, blood pressure, pulse and respiration. These standard
measurements will be referred to many times throughout the course
of your treatment. Next, the nurse will take a comprehensive allergy
history. The history will provide detailed information about your
health that will be a valuable tool in the development of a treatment
Dr. Caputo will review your history with you and ask you additional
questions. He will also answer questions that you may have concerning
your condition. After you have had all of your questions answered,
Dr. Caputo will then complete his examination by listening to your
heart and chest, and examining your nose, throat and skin. He will
explain his findings and discuss a treatment plan designed especially
* The Asthma & Allergy Institute asks that, when cancelling an
appointment, patients give 24 hour notice if possible. This will
give us the opportunity to offer that appointment to other patients.
Effective October 1, 2010, we will begin the office policy of
applying a $25.00 charge (depending on the circumstances) to
patients for cancellations occurring on the same day of the
appointment, or failed appointments when no notice is given.
This is a charge that is not covered by insurance.
New Patient Introduction
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