What New Patients Should Expect
Find Out How to Prepare for Your Appointment with Our Board-Certified Allergists
At the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia, we welcome patients who are new to the area or to our practice. Our board-certified allergists and immunologists work with pediatric and adult patients who suffer from allergies, asthma, and other related conditions.
Read below to learn about what to expect on your child’s or your first visit to one of our ten Atlanta-area locations.
During your first consultation, your board-certified allergist will want to understand the current issues you are experiencing, as well as your past medical history. Allergies and asthma involve the body as a whole, so it is helpful for your allergist to understand your medical background and any relevant family history in order to recommend an effective treatment plan.
A physical exam helps your physician determine what kind of symptoms and factors are involved in your condition. Your allergist may examine your skin, eyes, ears, nose, heartbeat, respiration, or other physical conditions in order to create a comprehensive treatment plan for your asthma or allergies.
Many allergies and asthma suffers have trouble catching their breath or breathing deeply. Your allergist may perform a series of non-invasive tests to determine the condition of your respiratory system and to develop an effective treatment plan.
Allergy Scratch Test
If your CAA allergist thinks you or your child may have allergies, he or she may suggest an allergy scratch test. An allergy scratch test is an efficient, minimally-invasive way to test multiple allergens at one time. Your allergy doctor will apply small amounts of suspected allergens to either your forearm or upper back, and after about 20 minutes check to see which ones have caused a reaction.