About Your Visit

                                  Welcome to San Francisco Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy


490 Post Street, #1230

Phone: (415) 392-3833

Fax: (415) 986-6115

Email: admin@sfentallergy.com


Our specialists strive to provide you with caring and comprehensive medical evaluations and the most advanced treatment options available to resolve your health issues.

While our goal is to see patients at their scheduled appointment time, our doctors are surgeons and can occasionally be called into emergency surgery or to see a patient with a medical emergency. If an emergency arises, we will do our best to notify you prior to your appointment; however, that is not always possible. Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated.


To make your go as smoothly as possible, please review the list below and collect the following information to bring to your visit:


  • Driver’s license or another form of picture ID
  • Health Insurance Card/Information 
  • A copy of any referral form you may have received from your referring practitioner.
  • A list of all medications you are currently taking
  • A copy of your XRAYS / CT scans (if possible, please not just the paper reports but the actual films as well on CD) related to the condition you are seeing us for.
  • A copy of any pertinent blood or other laboratory tests
  • Copies of records from doctors related to your ENT or allergic condition, or any other records related to the problem you are seeing us for
  • A list of your questions /concerns


The practice of ENT and allergy may often requires specialized testing and equipment to thoroughly examine and properly diagnose a patient’s complaint.  Medical techniques vary depending on the individual needs of the patient and the nature of the complaint.


Therefore your appointment may include allergy testing, lung function testing,  nasal-sinus endoscopy and/or laryngoscopy.  You may also need certain blood tests from the laboratory. 

(Both Quest and Labcorp have a location in our office building.)


IMPORTANT!         Please stop certain medications 4 days before your visit for allergy testing Antihistamines and other medications with antihistamine-like effects will interfere with skin testing.

  • Antihistamine tablets, capsules, or liquids, with or without decongestants eg. Benedryl (Dyphenhydramine), Allegra (Fexofenadine), Zyrtec(Cetirizine), Claritin (Loratidine), Azelastine (Dymista) nasal spray.
  • Over the counter allergy medicines, cold or cough remedies.
  • Antidepressant medications called “tricyclic antidepressants”.
  • Over the counter sleeping aids, as they usually contain an antihistamine (eg. Dyphenhydramine)
  • Nasal sprays such as Atrovent, Flonase, Nasocort, Nasonex, and Rhinocort and other generic nasal steroid sprays do not interfere with skin testing and may be taken up to the time of skin testing. The only nasal spray that must be stopped before skin testing is Azelastine (Dymista).





Forms

Download, complete and bring the following forms with you.


You may also email them to Admin@sfentallergy.com