Need-to-know info for your first visit

Typically, an initial visit will last between one and two hours, although it can sometimes take longer. We ask that you work with our staff to sign consent forms to release records from your primary clinic and any other specialists you’ve seen—reviewing outside records gets us up to speed on much of what we need to know about your child’s medical history. Please also bring along a family history, as it’s important to know if any family members have had immune problems.

Keep in mind that because the immune system function is primarily measured by blood tests, it is likely that your child will need a blood draw at the first meeting.

We know doctor’s visits can sometimes be overwhelming, but we’ll be sure to take the time to answer any questions you have. It may be easier to write these out beforehand so you don’t forget any once you’re here.

We look forward to meeting you and your child, and we promise to evaluate each little one who walks through our doors in a comprehensive manner.



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