Appointment Preparation

Please read and follow the instructions below before the appointment. Arrival Time For your child’s first appointment, please arrive at least 15 minutes early to complete paperwork. If your child is an established patient and you have updates to your insurance or other information, again please arrive early to make the necessary changes. Forms It really helps to facilitate your appointment if you complete all required registration details prior to arrival. Please carefully complete and bring the following form for your child. Registration forms. Preparing Your Child Prepare your child for the visit as much as possible. If you know what the appointment will involve, tell your child in advance that he or she is going to the doctor and what will be done during the visit. Skin prick tests These tests to assess for allergies may be required. They are used for not only aeroallergies but also for food allergies. It is quick with results within 15- 20 mins. Unless your child is very dependent on anti-histamines please discontinue them for at least 3 days before the skin prick test. For more information please read the following link, http://www.allergyuk.org/diagnosis--testing-of-allergy/skin-testing Medications Bring a list of or all medications your child is taking, including over-the-counter and prescription drugs, creams, injectable items as well as inhalers, and include the dosage and strength for each. Medical Records/ Immunisations In order to provide the best care for your child, it is very important to have comprehensive health information about your child’s past and current health. Please bring all of your child’s previous medical records. These include the child health record (‘the red book’) immunisation records, growth charts, medical reports, etc. If your child has been treated and investigated elsewhere, please request and bring, X-rays (especially for children with prolonged cough), and laboratory results. Note Taking •Write down any questions or concerns you have and bring them with you. •Take notes. Writing down instructions, especially regarding medications, or advice will help you remember them later.

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