Patient Resources

Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates of Tampa Bay

Thank you for selecting Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates of Tampa Bay in Tampa, Florida for your allergy care. To schedule an appointment, please call us at (813) 971-9743 or use our online appointment request form.

Once you have made your initial appointment, you may pre-register by downloading, printing, and completing the forms. Please be sure to bring them with you to your first visit. Completing the forms prior to your visit will help speed up the new patient registration process.

Established patients can update forms online through our patient portal. If you need help accessing the portal, please call the office and we’ll be happy to help.

Downloadable Forms:

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Office Hours

To verify office hours, please call (813) 971-9743 and press 2.

Tampa

Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm

(phone lines open at 9 AM)

Brooksville

Tuesday: 8:10 am – 2:45 pm

First Tuesday of every month our hours are 7:10 am to 12:10 pm

Citrus Park

Monday and Wednesday appointments, also the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month

South Tampa

Thursday: 12:30 pm – 5 pm

Your Initial Visit

The questionnaire will be completed and reviewed with you. Your physician will then perform a physical examination, discuss diagnostic tests and any laboratory procedures, determine treatment plans, and make recommendations. Please ask questions about your care. Information is recorded in your file and a letter is forwarded to your primary care physician.

Allergy Test Visits (Proceed to Suite 506)

These tests can determine allergies to pollen allergens (trees, grasses, weeds), molds, dust mites, furry animals, foods, medications, latex, and stinging insects (venoms). Your physician will review the test results and outline a treatment plan with you.

Please commit to the scheduled time frame for testing, which requires several hours. If you must cancel, give ample time as medical staffing and material preparation time can be scheduled for other patients in need of medical care.

Allergy Injections (Immunotherapy) (Proceed to Suite 504)

When allergen immunotherapy is indicated, an allergen vaccine will be prescribed based on your history and skin test results. You will begin a series of injections to be administered once or twice a week until maintenance is reached and, thereafter, the interval between injections will be gradually decreased to once a month.

Your physician will write the vaccine prescription based on your history and test results. You begin with weak dilutions and small doses and build to a maintenance level. The injections are administered once or twice weekly and when maintenance is achieved, the interval between injections usually can be decreased to once a month. Please call in advance, as preparation time is required. These visits are scheduled at specific times throughout the day (see Injection Hours below.)

Allergic reactions from your allergen injections can occur. If an allergic reaction occurs, you will be immediately treated with epinephrine and other medications, as necessary, to stop the reaction.

Your allergen vaccines and detailed instructions about administering your injections will be provided for you if you are required or wish to receive your injections at the office of your primary care physician. Please provide the necessary referral and updates, as necessary, if an authorization number is needed for your allergen injections. Call our office Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, for assistance: (813) 971-9743.

Injection Hours (Tampa Bruce B. Downs Location)

NEW HOURS EFFECTIVE MARCH 20, 2017

Monday

12:10 pm to 5:20 pm

Tuesday

7:30 am to 10:15 am and 12:10 pm to 5:10 pm

Wednesday

8:30 am to 10:15 am and 12:10 pm to 5:10 pm

Thursday

By appointment** in the morning and 12:10 pm to 5:00 pm

Friday

8:10 am to 10:15 am and 12:10 to 4:30 pm

**Physician must be in the office, therefore, this morning must be scheduled (by appointment only).

Appointment Cancellations

Please call the office as soon as possible if you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment. 48 hours' notice is needed for cancellations. We would then be happy to reschedule your appointment for another time. There may be a late cancellation fee of $50 for appointments missed or not cancelled before 48 hours.

Referrals

If your insurance is an HMO/managed care plan and you are required to obtain a referral from your primary care physician, the referral must be obtained before you can be seen for an office visit. Please coordinate this with your primary care physician in advance. Appointments will be rescheduled if required referrals are not received in the office by the time of your visit.

Insurance

Below is a listing of all of the current insurance companies we accept:

  • AARP
  • Accordia **out of network**
  • Accountable Health Plan
  • Aetna (not Medicare HMO replacement)
  • AHP (American Med Security)
  • American Pioneer
  • Ameriplan
  • AVMED
  • Baycare (except Baycare hospitals)
  • BCBS PPO/Health Options/Care Manager/Blue Options/Network Blue (NOT: Blue Select/Advantage 65 Medicare replacement)
  • Beech Street
  • CCN **out of network**
  • Champus/Tricare
  • Cigna & Cigna Local Plus (not Cigna Select or Baycare exclusive)
  • Evolutions
  • First Health **out of network**
  • Florida Hospital Healthcare
  • Focus PPO
  • Fortified Network
  • Foundation Health (Beach Street)
  • Freedom Health
  • Galaxy
  • GHI **out of network**
  • Global Health Claim Services
  • Great West (not Baycare exclusive PPO)
  • Humana (not Humana select)
  • Humana Choice Care & Humana Gold Plus
  • Integrated Health PPO/HS Card
  • Mail Handlers **out of network**
  • Manatee Health Network
  • MCM Maxcare #2 PPO
  • Medicare
  • Medica (through United)
  • Multiplan (ACP)
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • NHP (Neighborhood Health Partnership
  • One Health (part of Great West)
  • Ped-I-Care
  • PHCS (Private Healthcare Systems)
  • Prefered Care
  • Principal
  • Pro Next
  • Southcare/Coventry
  • Stratose (formerly NPPN PPO)
  • State Farm
  • Team Health
  • Three Rivers Network
  • Unicare (part of PHCS)
  • United Healthcare (including Medicare AARP)
  • USA MCO

We do not accept the following plans: Aetna Medicare HMO/Amerigroup/BCBS Select/Humana Family/Humana Select/Medicaid/Sunshine State

Patient Confidentiality

Medical records are confidential and will not be released without the patient’s written consent. Consultation reports and written updates are provided to your primary care physician.

Educational Websites

For more information on allergy, asthma or immunology related topics please go to: