Your First Office Visit
With just one call to either 800-640-0246 or 859-277-3114, one of Dr. Livas’s friendly staff members will schedule your appointment at one of his eight convenient Allergy, Asthma and Immunology office locations in Central and Eastern Kentucky plus handle your insurance pre-authorization. When you come in for your initial visit, Dr. Livas will review your health history and conduct a thorough evaluation in a private treatment room.
In addition to looking at your symptoms and how long you've been suffering, his in-depth investigation includes things you might not associate with your condition. These include sleep habits, pets, environmental factors, medications, diet and various medical conditions. Dr. Livas will also ask about your previous treatments and their results.
Diagnosing Your Allergies
To pinpoint the cause of your allergies, Dr. Livas uses universally accepted allergy testing methods that are efficient, accurate and patient-friendly. These include the scratch test, intradermal test and patch test. You will learn the results of your scratch test or intradermal test during your initial office visit. The results of your patch test will be available within 48 hours. Once your evaluation and in-office skin test are complete, Dr. Livas will discuss the results and present your customized treatment plan.
Keeping Your Asthma Under Control
There are many triggers that can produce symptoms of asthma and lead to rapid worsening of breathing. Triggers may include pollen, animal dander, dust mites, mold allergy, chemical exposure, smoke and viruses. Common symptoms of asthma include breathlessness, wheezing, coughing and chest tightness. To diagnose asthma, Dr. Livas will look at your health history and symptoms and conduct an in-office lung function test called spirometry, which is used for childhood asthma patients aged 4 and older. Once Dr. Livas diagnoses your asthma, he will develop an individualized treatment plan to get you back on the road to good health right away. Regardless of which of these treatments you receive, controlling your asthma is an attainable goal.
If you or a loved one is suffering from any of the conditions mentioned above, call us at 800-640-0246 or use our convenient Request an Appointment form and find out how Allergy, Asthma and Immunology can help you!