Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?

Please refer to our locations page for addresses and directions.

When should you see an allergist?

After you have seen your personal physician or specialist and either your physician or yourself are not completely satisfied with the results, or the cause of the symptoms is not clear. An additional situation is when you are aware of your allergies or immunological problems for which you seek additional information.

Please note: Many insurances require a referal prior to your visit.

Which insurance plans do you accept?

Dr. Milks is not participating with any insurance plans.  We will provide you with a receipt for you to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.  

What should I do before my first visit?

Please see our patients page for forms to download, fill out and bring with you. Please note reminder on that page regarding medication.

What if I suffer too much to stay off my medication before the first appointment?

Please continue to take your asthma medication and nasal sprays. There are a few allergy medicines available without antihistamines such as sudafed. Please call the office for more information.

How long is the first visit to the office?

We set aside an hour for each new patient. Depending on the patient, it may extend longer or be slightly shorter.

If I am allergic to my pets do I have to give them up?

The good news is no, but environmental modifications are recommended.

How do I know if I have allergies or just a cold?

If you have cold symptoms; ie. running nose, watering eyes; for prolonged periods of time then chances are you have an allergy.

As an asthma patient, if I get a cough or cold can I increase my medication?

If no previous instructions were given please call the office.

Can I still receive my allergy shots if I am ill?

You can as long as you are not running a fever or feeling too ill to come in.

Do I need to watch my activity after receiving my allergy shot?

We recommend no vigorous exercise for two hours following the injection.

How long before I can receive my allergy shots once a month?

If you faithfully follow the schedule it will take one year.