453 Valley Brook Road, Suite 700, McMurray, PA 15317 110 VIP Drive, Suite 301, Wexford, PA 15090
Phone: (724) 655-3000

Services

Services

To increase the speed, efficiency, and excellence of service, EZ Allergy will restrict its focus as follows:

People and conditions eligible for diagnosis and treatment at EZ Allergy

  • Allergies involving the nose, eyes, skin, and lungs in adults and children of all ages down to the age of 2 months.
  • Environmental allergies, food allergies, penicillin allergy, venom allergy, hives, eczema, anaphylaxis, and allergic asthma.

People and conditions NOT eligible for diagnosis and treatment at EZ Allergy

  • People with a history of heart disease, stroke, severe hypertension requiring beta blocker treatment, immune deficiency and autoimmune disease.   Patients with any of these conditions should visit their local allergist/immunologist.

Diagnostic Services (generally covered by insurance companies)

Allergy skin testing for environmental, food, penicillin, and venom (stinging insect) allergy

  • Puncture tests without needles; multi-tests devices that simultaneously place 10 skin tests will be used exclusively in children for their comfort.
  • Intradermal tests with needles will be used selectively in adults.
  • Antihistamines should be avoided (see link), if possible, for 5 days before an office visit at which allergy skin testing is anticipated or planned.

Patch skin testing for skin contact hypersensitivity to chemicals, metals, and drugs

Oral food challenge to prove that a food can be safely returned to the diet

Blood testing for allergies when allergy skin testing is not possible or is inconclusive

Spirometry to diagnose asthma

Treatment Services
All-natural recommendations about what to avoid and what not to avoid in the environment and diet

All-natural allergen immunotherapy prescribed by a board-certified allergist for environmental allergies

  • Customized for the idiosyncrasies of your immune system
  • Recommendations based on age, preferences, lifestyle, and finances in the following order:
    1) FDA-approved sublingual (under-the-tongue) allergen extract tablets taken daily at home for 6 months before and during the pollen season, or year-round for several years, with complete or partial insurance coverage; Insurance coverage may be restricted to patients who fail to improve or do not tolerate a 2-month trial of oral anti-histamine and nasal synthetic steroid spray.
    2) FDA-approved traditional subcutaneous allergen immunotherapy injections (allergy shots) taken in our office weekly for 9 months, then monthly for 5 years, with complete or partial insurance coverage;
    3) FDA-unapproved sublingual (under-the-tongue) allergen extract drops taken daily at home for 6 months before and during the pollen season, or year-round for several years, with NO insurance coverage (payment by cash only).  This treatment will only considered after all FDA-approved options have been exhausted.

Synthetic allergy symptom-relieving medications MAY be used, but only until the allergen immunotherapy becomes effective (about 3 months for tablets and drops under the tongue, and about 9 months for allergy shots), then discontinued.  Most synthetic allergy medications are now available over-the-counter with no insurance coverage (payment by cash).

Asthma controller and reliever therapy in accordance with national guidelines.

All-natural allergen immunotherapy prescribed by a board-certified allergist for venom (stinging insect) allergies.