Preparing for your 1st appointment with our trusted Allergy Specialists

Welcome To Our Office!

Before Your Visit
There are several items to address before your visit.

  1. The most important is the Patient Health Questionnaire. It is important that you print out and fill in the two documents and bring them with you to your first visit.

  2. We also need you to review our Financial Policies Statement.

  3. Please review our Notice Regarding Privacy of Personal Health Information document.

  4. If you have past medical records (X-ray reports, laboratory reports, past allergy testing, pulmonary function testing, or other useful information) please bring them with you to the visit.

  5. A list of your current medications and dosages is important to bring to the visit.

  6. Certain medications should be held prior to the visit, if possible.

Anti-Histamines: These medications interfere with skin testing and should be discontinued prior to the visit if skin testing is to be performed. Anti-histamines should be stopped ideally 7 days before the visit but at least 4 days prior to the visit. Examples include the following:

  • Older anti-histamines such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine), Atarax (hydroxyzine), Chlor-trimeton (chlorpheniramine)

  • Newer anti-histamines such as Claritin (loratadine), Clarinex (desloratadine), Allegra (fexofenadine), and Zyrtec (cetirizine).

  • Many over-the-counter cold medications also contain anti-histamines. Please check the ingredient label.

  • Astelin or Astepro (azelastine) nasal spray and Patanase (olopatadine) nasal spray should also be discontinued.

  • The anti-histamine Xyzal (levocetirizine) should be stopped 10 days prior to visit.

  • If you have hives (urticaria) or other problems that require anti-histamines, then you may continue them, and we can discuss other testing options at the visit.

Bronchodilator Inhalers
These medications can affect the results of breathing tests done in the office and should be held before the visit if possible.

  • Quick relief bronchodilator medications should be held at least 4 hours prior to the visit, if possible. Examples are Albuterol
    (Proventil, Ventolin, ProAir), Xopenex, Maxair, and Atrovent.

  • Long acting bronchodilator medications should be held 12 hours prior to the visit, if possible. Examples include Serevent (salmeterol), Foradil (formoterol), and combination inhalers including Advair (fluticasone/salmeterol) and Symbicort (budesonide/formoterol) and Dulera (mometasone/formoterol).

Final Notes

  • All minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

  • A first-time appointment may take up to 2 hours.

  • If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, please notify the office at least 2 days prior to the visit.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Contact Us
Questions or need to make an appointment? Call our office at
(616) 957-1912
Office Hours
  Morning Afternoon
Mon: 9 am - 12 Noon 1 - 5 pm
Tues: 8:30 am - 12 Noon 1 - 5 pm
Wed: 9 am - 1 pm 2 - 5 pm
Thurs: 9 am - 12 Noon 1 - 5 pm
Allergy Injection Hours
  Morning Afternoon
Mon: 9 am - 11:30 am 1 - 4:30 pm
Tues: 8:30 am - 11:30 am 1 - 4:30 pm
Wed: 9 am - 12:30 pm 2 - 4:30 pm
Thurs: 9 am - 11:30 am 1 - 4:30 pm
Insurance
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Our Location

Find us on East Paris between Cascade Road and Lake Drive, near Highway I-96 at Exit 40A. (Read more)

I go to several doctors offices. The office of Dr. Millar and his wonderful staff of nurses and others stand heads above them all in friendliness, efficiency, the feeling of real concern, and listening well.
 M.K.  (A patient of over 10 years.)
Allergy & Asthma Care of Western Michigan
  Phone:
(616) 957-1912

Fax:

(616) 957-0074
Office Hours
  Morning Afternoon
Mon: 9 am - 12 Noon 1 - 5 pm
Tues: 8:30 am - 12 Noon 1 - 5 pm
Wed: 9 am - 1 pm 2 - 5 pm
Thurs: 9 am - 12 Noon 1 - 5 pm

Allergy Injection Hours
  Morning Afternoon
Mon: 9 am - 11:30 am 1 - 4:30 pm
Tues: 8:30 am - 11:30 am 1 - 4:30 pm
Wed: 9 am - 12:30 pm 2 - 4:30 pm
Thurs: 9 am - 11:30 am 1 - 4:30 pm

Address:
1179 E. Paris, SE
Suite 150
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Click To View MapDriving Directions:
We are located on East Paris between Cascade Road and Lake Drive, near Highway I-96 at Exit 40A.


We treat Asthma and other Allergic Conditions including:
  Rhinitis (hayfever)
Sinusitis
Asthma
Chronic Cough
Urticaria (hives)
Angioedema (swelling)
Food Allergy
Drug Allergy
Bee Sting Allergy
Latex Allergy
   
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