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06/14/2017
By: Lucy F.
Allergy Associates of Hartford
The office is great. It is important now a days to know your insurance coverage. With $5000 deductibles the norm, I knew I was going to have a bill that was a good size. The office was great and I was able to make an appt during busy allergy season in 2 days. What office can you do that. The staff treated me well and took the time to explain things to me. Dr Srinivasan was great and I felt well treated.
11/10/2016
By: Michelle Y.
Allergy Associates of Hartford
I agree with the other comment about overcharging. I,as well, had good insurance and was shocked to receive bills later for well over $1000 after insurance! No mention of anything of this as they were testing me for everything at each visit. Now, TWO years later after sending money every month to pay ( and stopped receiving bills in the mail) I find out I have been sent to collections! Avoid this place and find an honest office
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09/30/2016
By: Elizabeth R.
Allergy Associates of Hartford
Very shady business practices. The Dr. went out of his way to test me for things that were not covered under my insurance, without so much as hinting that these tests were out of the ordinary and might not be covered. I have very good insurance and was SHOCKED when I was billed for close to $1000 on top of what my insurance covered. One of the visits that was billed was literally less than a 5 minute trip into the office to have cotton patches taken off my back by a nurse. I'm extremely disappointed with this practice and would never recommend them to anyone. The office staff was also extremely rude and unhelpful.
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A true food allergy happens when a body's immune system perceives a certain food as harmful and reacts by causing symptoms in multiple organs. The most severe food allergies can result in anaphylaxis, which is life-threatening. In contrast, symptoms of food intolerance (such celiac disease, or intolerance to lactose or gluten) are less serious and often limited to the digestive tract.
Allergy skin testing uses tiny pricks in the skin to check for allergic reactions, typically to pollen, mold, pet dander, dust mites, and foods. Also called a skin prick, puncture, or scratch test, the procedure can test up to 40 different substances at one time. In adults, the test is usually done on the forearm; in children it is typically done on the back. The severity of the allergy is determined by the size of the raised, red, itchy bump (wheal) around the prick site. Skin testing is not painful, as the prick is extremely tiny, but it can be very itchy if your skin responds to the allergen. After the test, a nurse wipes the area with alcohol, which eases itching.
Board certification is a voluntary process. To become board certified, an internist or pediatrician must first complete at least two years of additional study an allergy/immunology training program. Then he or she must pass a certifying exam administered by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI). Board certified specialists participate in continuing education to keep up with the latest medical science and technology and with best practices in patient safety and quality healthcare. There are approximately 4,500 board certified allergists/immunologists in the United States.
See an allergist if allergy symptoms (runny nose, cough watery eyes) last for more than three months and don’t respond to over-the-counter drugs, or if with  frequent sinus or ear infections or headaches. With other health issues (heart, liver, kidney, or thyroid disease, glaucoma, diabetes, or prostate problems), speak with an allergist and your primary care doctor before taking over-the-counter allergy or cold medication.
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes inflamed and narrowed airways. Symptoms include wheezing, chest tightness, difficulty breathing, and coughing at night or early in the morning. Children are more likely to have asthma than adults. An asthmatic person always has asthma, but will only experience asthma attacks if an allergic reaction or other hypersensitivity triggers bronchial spasms in the lungs. A severe asthma attack can be fatal.

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