For Physicians

 

We appreciate you placing your trust and confidence in the physicians and staff at Alabama Allergy & Asthma by partnering on your patient’s care. It is our promise to always put your patients’ best interests first by providing the highest quality of individualized care available.

REFERRAL PROCESS:

  We are committed to making the referral process to our practice as efficient as possible for you:

FAX REFERRAL FORM

  • To provide a smooth and timely process for referral appointment scheduling, please download our fax referral form.
  • This form can be faxed to our dedicated referral line at (205)449-6101.
  • Please include patient labs and past clinic notes as appropriate with the referral form.
  • We accept all major insurance policies.
  •  If the patient’s insurance requires a referral from their primary care provider to see a specialist (i.e. Medicaid, Tricare Prime, Healthsprings, some BCBS etc.), please include the referral with this form.
  • Our patient care representatives will call your patient to choose the most convenient location and appointment time for them, and go over how to prepare for their visit,
  • We will notify you of their chosen appointment time. We will also notify you if your patient misses their appointment, or declines their appointment for any reason.
  • After the patient is seen, we work hard to ensure you receive our follow up note regarding your patient within a timely manner.

For questions about our services  contact  our Physician Liaison, Morgan Walls, at (205)218-4764.

For referral status, please contact our Referral Coordinator, Jennifer Dill at (205)209-4107.

To speak directly with one of our providers please call us at (205)871-9661.

 

 DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT:   

All of our physicians are certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI), and uniquely trained to help with your patients with:

  • Rhinitis— Allergic and Non-Allergic
  • Sinusitis—Chronic and Recurrent
  • Asthma—Allergic and Non Allergic
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Occupation Lung Diseases
  • Allergic Conjuctivitis
  • Skin Allergies (Eczema, Contact Dermatitis ,Acute and Chronic Urticaria, and Angioedema)
  • Food Allergy, Environmental Allergy Insect/Venom Allergy, Latex Allergy, Drug Allergy
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders (Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastroenteritis, Food Protein Induced Enteropathies
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Hereditary Angioedema
  • Recurrent Infections
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Other Systemic Diseases
  • Lung Function Testing, FeNO Testing, X-Ray
  • Allergy Testing (Skin, Blood, Patch, Intradermal)
  • Food and Drug Challenges
  • Immunotherapy (Environmental, Insect/Venom)
  • Food Allergy Oral Immunotherapy (Peanut Desensitization)
  • Drug Desensitization (Aspirin Desensitization)
  • Biologics: Anti-IgE Therapy- Omalizumab, Anti-IL5 Therapy- Mepolizumab and Reslizumab, Anti IL-4 and IL-13 Therapy – Dupilumab
  • Individualized Action Plans
  • Education (Disease, Medications, Environmental Control Instructions

 

As the leading caregiver in the state for allergies and asthma, Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center is committed to patient safety and offering innovative quality care to all of our patients:

BIOLOGICS:

For Omalizumab, Mepolizumab, Reslizumab, or Dupilumab therapy we are happy to take care of the approval process for our patients, but if the approval process has already been started please include any existing approval paperwork.Please include the following with your referral when available: most recent clinic notes, any record of spirometry, and any labs including IgE levels or CBC w/Diff. Patients will have to have had a new patient appointment with our physicians before we can administer any biologic.

PEANUT ORAL IMMUNOTHERAPY:

Oral peanut desensitization has been extensively researched in an academic setting for over a decade with proven success. We are proud to now off er this safe and effective treatment to both children and adults in our area. Peanut oral immunotherapy (OIT), or oral desensitization, is a treatment that retrains the immune system to tolerate peanut. Treatment involves eating small, gradually increasing doses of peanuts each day under the careful and strict supervision of our board certified allergist/ immunologist, Dr. Carolyn Comer. The goal of treatment is to improve our patients’ overall quality of life and help them obtain a lifetime of freedom from peanut allergy fear and stress.

CONSULTATIONS:

Our physicians are also available to provide inpatient consultations at the following hospitals: UAB Health System, Brookwood Baptist Health Hospitals, St. Vincent’s, Grandview, and Children’s of Alabama. Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center is the area’s only allergy group available for hospital consults. To request an inpatient consultation, please call our Patient Service Representatives at 205-871-9661.

CLINICAL TRIALS:

Our physicians are committed to staying actively involved in academic teaching and clinical research. Our team of providers partner with the Clinical Research Center of Alabama to conduct research through our Homewood and Hoover offices. CRCA conducts studies to aid in the development of new adult and pediatric therapies for asthma, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, urticaria, hereditary angioedema (HAE) and COPD. Participating patients receive clinic visits and medication at no cost, and are additionally compensated for their time and travel. CRCA can be contacted at 205-209-4100 or a list of current studied can be found at alclinicalresearch.com.

 

 

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