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April 5, 2013

RWBAHC Allergy Clinic offers a variety of services

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The RWBAHC Allergy/Immunization clinic offers procedures as follows: skin testing for foods, environmental allergens, bee and fire ant stings, immunotherapy (allergy shots), pulmonary function testing, and broncho-dialator nebulization treatments.

The Allergy Clinic at Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center offers a wide range of services and strives to provide the highest quality patient care possible. It is a full service clinic, offering skin testing, allergy shots, and blood-work draws for medications.

The clinic’s commitment to access to care is stressed by allergy specialist Spc. Miguel Luna, “Most clinics have very specific hours and specific days. With us, we do shots every day, between hours of 0730-1630.”

If a patient experiences allergy symptoms, they should see their primary care manager to evaluate symptoms. The PCM may prescribe an initial trial of medication which often will resolve most symptoms. If symptoms persist despite medications, the PCM may refer patients to an allergist in the network. The network allergist will decide if the patient requires a skin test. RWBAHC is proud to work with network allergists to provide patients with convenient high quality care. Once a skin test is done, the allergy specialist at RWBAHC will collaborate with the network allergist (generally located in Tucson). This board certified allergist will then approve a prescription based on the test’s result.

An allergist/immunologist is a physician in either internal medicine or pediatrics who has completed an additional two years of training in allergy and immunology at an accredited training program and passed the exam given by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology.

The RWBAHC Allergy/Immunization clinic offers procedures as follows: skin testing for foods, environmental allergens, bee and fire ant stings, immunotherapy (allergy shots), pulmonary function testing, and broncho-dialator nebulization treatments. Treatment is available for many disorders, including Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Asthma, Anaphylaxis, and Venom hypersensitivity (bee sting allergy). The clinic offers both Southwest antigens which include local trees, molds, pollens, and weeds, as well as national antigens.
This is especially helpful to active duty Soldiers who may PCS to another region and retirees who travel outside the local area.

An additional advantage of being treated at RWBAHC as Luna explains, “Patients are paying co-pays when they get shots in the community from network healthcare providers. Here at RWBAHC they don’t have to pay co-pays for their allergy shots.”

Luna also encourages patients who have not been re-tested in the last 3-5 years to make an appointment to be re-tested. According to the ABAI, during this time patients may become immune to allergies; develop new ones, or allergy shots may no longer be working as they should.

If patients have any questions, call the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center Allergy Clinic at 520.533.8813.




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