Frequently Asked Questions of the Allergy and Environmental Treatment Center, LLC
While we can’t hope to anticipate all of your questions, the following are fairly representative of those most often asked by our prospective patients. In the event the answers to your questions do not appear here, we invite you to call (480) 634-2985. An Allergy And Environmental Treatment Center medical professional will get back to you in a timely manner.
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My doctor has recommended that I undergo allergy testing. What can I expect?
If your doctor suspects you have allergies and has recommended allergy testing, the Allergy and Environmental Treatment Center, LLC can help you successfully determine if you do have allergies, what type and symptoms you may be experiencing as a result of allergies; and treatment modalities.
Contact Sharon Gwozdek, RN, BSN at 480-634-2985 to schedule a New Patient Visit with Dr. Liszewski followed by testing for allergies.
Complete the following forms:
1. New Patient Intake
2. Financial Policy/Receipt of Privacy Practices/Legal Assignment
3. Arbitration Agreement
We look at allergies in a very unique and comprehensive manner. You may have minimal or very extensive sensitivities. Therefore, testing may take anywhere from 15 – 20 hours of time to complete. Testing is conducted over a period of time. We observe for immediate testing reactions; symptoms provoked; and delayed reactions. Once we begin obtaining information from allergy testing, we will begin asking you to make some changes in your lifestyle to help you achieve relief and gain success in leading a healthier lifestyle. When a particular category is completed, i.e., trees, grasses, weeds, we will start you on immunotherapy to help your immune system heal and recover while completing other testing categories. Immunotherapy is a dose specific allergy extract to relieve symptoms.
Are there forms I need to complete prior to my visit?
Yes. The forms you will need are posted on the Patient Forms tab under the Patient Resources menu on this website. Download and complete them prior to your appointment. We find that most people prefer to complete them prior to their visit as they can devote ample time to completing their medical history. Present them to our receptionist when you arrive.
Complete these forms
1. New Patient Intake Form
2. Financial Policy / Receipt of Privacy Practices/Legal Assignment
3. Arbitration Agreement
How long will allergy testing take?
We look at allergies in a very unique and comprehensive manner. You may have minimal or very extensive sensitivities. Consequently, testing may take anywhere from 15 – 20 hours of time to complete. We observe for immediate testing reactions; symptoms provoked; and delayed reactions.
Will your treatments eliminate my allergy discomfort?
Once we have completed testing and determined the cause of your allergy, we will start you on a prescribed course of immunotherapy ( if that modality is indicated) to help your immune system heal and recover. Immunotherapy is a dose specific allergy extract to relieve symptoms. Our treatment options and recommendations are designed to relieve your allergy discomfort.
Will I be able to achieve a healthier lifestyle?
Yes. Provided you commit to the recommended treatment and behavioral regimen. A healthy lifestyle is largely up to you. It consists of the choices you make in terms of your environment, nutrition and exercise. The benefits are numerous.
What is immunotherapy?
Desensitization or Immunotherapy consists of periodic injections of customized antigen dilutions that have been formulated based on a patient’s testing results. They consist of the most effective dose without adverse reaction for each antigen. This treatment modality gives excellent results in a matter of days or weeks; and after a period of time can turn off symptoms, often permanently.
What is Environmental Medicine?
Environmental Medicine considers the total cumulative toxic load on the body, including the home and work environment, physical problems, exposure to biological substances (dusts, molds, pollens, danders, and foods), nutritional excesses or deficiencies, trauma and any psychosocial burdens.
What are your payment terms?
All patients / legal representatives /guarantors are responsible for payment at the time of service. We accept cash, checks and most major credit cards.
If your insurance deductible is not met, we will collect it at the time of service until met. Thereafter, we will collect your co-payment/co-insurance only. Insurance co-payments are due at the time of service. If you have a co-insurance responsibility we will collect it that at time of service. Co-insurance is based on a percentage, any balance still owing will be billed to you once we receive the Explanation of Benefits from your insurance company. If you have no insurance, or if we are not able to verify insurance eligibility full payment is due at the time of service.
A more detailed payment policy is available on the Patient Forms tab under the Patient Resource tab on the menu bar of this website.