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Doctor and Patient

General Information

Information for new patients

We ask that you please bring the following to your appointment:

  • Your OHIP card

  • All your medications

  • Your completed New Patient Form that was mailed to you

  • If your referral is for a possible food allergy, you also need to bring in a small piece of the food IF the food is a fruit/vegetable, contains a mix of ingredients, or is an unusual food. If you are unsure whether you need to bring in food for testing, call our clinic and we will inform you.

  • If the food in question has many ingredients, please make sure you bring with you the complete list of ingredients.

  • If your referral is for a rash, please bring any photographs of the rash that you have.

The appointment will take between 30 - 60 minutes and may or may not involve allergy testing.

Please note: Our office is a scent free space. Please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, aftershave or other fragrances.​

Frequently Asked Questions

Will allergy testing be done at my appointment?

  • If your referral is for possible environmental allergies or asthma, you will likely need allergy testing.

  • If your referral is for a possible food allergy, you may or may not need allergy testing depending on the nature of your reaction.

  • If your referral is for an allergy to a medication (i.e. penicillin), vaccine, or insect sting (i.e. bee/wasp), the first appointment will be a consultation only, and we will book you back for another appointment if you need allergy testing.

  • If you have a strong preference for allergy testing to something specific, please bring it up during your appointment so we can discuss if it is necessary.

Do I need to stop any medications before the appointment?

  • Please stop any anti-histamines (cetrizine/Reactine, loratadine/Claritin, desloratadine/Aerius, fexofenadine/Allegra, rupatatine/Rupall, bilastine/Blexten) at least 4 days prior to your appointment.

  • Please continue to take any asthma medications.

What is your cancellation policy?

  • We ask that you provide 24 hours notice for appointment cancellations as we would like to ensure reasonable time to offer the cancelled appointment times to other patients. Failure to provide this notice will result in a $100.00 late cancellation fee. We thank you in advance for your understanding.

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