Allergies and Asthma Are Nothing To Sneeze At.

Welcome

NOVEMBER 2020

The Verona and Sparta offices are open for in person office visits.  Please wear a mask when you come in to the office.

PLEASE EMAIL VERONA NEW PATIENT FORMS TO verona@sneezedoctors.com

PLEASE EMAIL SPARTA NEW PATIENT FORMS TO sparta@sneezedoctors.com

We are also continuing with telemedicine appointments via the ZOOM app.

We are continuing with immunotherapy on a weekly basis and with biologics administrations.  

Immunotherapy and nurse patients in the Verona office, please call this special number to alert us that you are outside in the parking lot:

973-857-5914

The front desk will answer promptly and have the nurse come outside to administer your shot (s).  This line has a specific ring at our front desk and this line is ONLY for nurse patients so will retrieve that line QUICKLY when you arrive.  Our phone volume has increased dramatically and we do NOT want to miss your call. 

For provider/doctor office visits, please come right into the Verona office as close to your appointment time as possible.  If you are early, then ring the front desk as we might be able to get your right in.  With this increased volume, we do not want to miss your call that you are in the parking lot either.  The appointment times are staggered so there won't be patients in the waiting room.  We will have you take our brief COVID 19 questionnaire when you walk in and we will take temperatures for all and get you right into an exam room in the back.       

In the Sparta office, call the front desk to alert the staff that you are outside and we will ring you back shortly to have you come upstairs and right into the nurse's office.  

You MUST have your epinephrine with you or we will not be able to administer your immunotherapy.  The nurse will direct you regarding procedures that need to be followed right after the shots are given.  

Telemedicine visits are conducted through the Zoom app .. the Healthcare product.  Although HIPAA requirements have been made lax temporarily due to this COVID 19 pandemic, we are using Zoom's HIPAA compliant product.  Provider patients, please download the Zoom app on your smart phone and we will send you an invitation to your cell phone number or email (cell phone preferred) very close to your appointment time -- maybe a few minutes before or after.  Simply click the link texted to your phone and you will be on with one of our providers.

For in person visits, allergy prick skin testing is available, allergy patch testing, oral challenges, spirometries and Niox testing.  Please call the front desks for your appointments.    

If you have any questions after your telehealth visits, please contact the receptionists in each office.  Inquiries to telehealth contact numbers are not monitored after the visits.  You can also contact Liz Carreno, Practice Manager on her cell number for immediate concerns -- 1-862-258-0994.  I am available for your calls after hours.   

OFFICE HOURS IN BOTH OFFICES MAY BE DIFFERENT THAN POSTED AT TIMES.  PLEASE CALL THE OFFICES FOR INFORMATION. 

 CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION (COVID-19) AS OF NOVEMBER 2020:

The following symptoms of the coronavirus may appear 2-14 days after exposure:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Call your doctor if you:

1.  Develop these symptoms AND 

2.  Have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19 within 14 days of symptom onset OR

3.  If you had close contact with a person with COVID-19 or if you have visited a hospital.  

Due to the recommendations of the CDC, we will be asking these important questions when you call for an appointment in order to ensure the safety of all, please do not be offended.  We will take your temperature when you enter the offices. 

Overall safety is first and foremost and we wish to keep our patients and staff as safe as possible.

CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS. 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/share-facts-h.pdf

VERONA OFFICE -- 197 BLOOMFIELD AVENUE, VERONA, NJ  07044     973-857-0330 

SPARTA OFFICE -- 89 SPARTA AVENUE, SUITE 230, SPARTA, NJ  07871     973-726-8850

SCHOOL FORMS FOR SCHOOL - 2020 / 2021 :

Please note that Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) has been omitted from our Food Allergy Action Plan.  The wording on the plan is as follows:

 ** Benadryl has been intentionally omitted from this form.  Antihistamines treat only mild allergy symptoms and do not treat the serious symptoms that may occur during anaphylaxis such as hypotension, bronchospasm and acute laryngeal edema.

Avoid antihistamines as a first line treatment for anaphylaxis. 

The safety of our patients is our main concern and antihistamines cannot be relied upon if an anaphylactic reaction occurs.  

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  What do patients want from their physicians?  A speedy appointment when you need it!  A physician who will listen to me (and not discount what you have to say!)

We have 2 Board Certified Allergists, available from 7:30 am until 7 pm and weekend hours.    Based on our surveys, 99% of our patients are very satisfied with their office encounter. We are chosen as Top Doctors by our medical colleagues, but our greatest referral source is satisfied patients. 

 If you are suffering from seasonal allergies, call now for an appointment! We are always accepting new patient appointments; you are welcome here.  

 Allergies and asthma affect millions of lives. But they can be managed effectively. Allergy Consultants, P.A. is one of Northern New Jersey’s premier medical practices for the treatment of allergies, asthma, sinus disease and immune system disorders.  Trust your treatment to the best asthma and allergy specialists you can find and that is us. 

Our renowned “Sneeze Doctors” – Arthur F. Fost, MD and David A. Fost, MD are Board Certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. Cited multiple times as “Top Doctors” in the NJ /NY Metropolitan area, the asthma and allergy specialists at Allergy Consultants are well known for the compassion, care and concern they show to every one of their patients.  You will always be treated with respect and dignity by our doctors and our entire staff.    

Dr. Arthur Fost has been VOTED IN again as a Jersey Choice New Jersey "Top Doctor" for 2020, 2019....and...  

                    .........any many years prior as well ! 

NJ Monthly Top Doctors features doctors that have been voted in by their peers as the best in their specialties by JERSEY CHOICE TOP DOCS.  

Inside Jersey Top Doctors features doctors that have been voted in by their peers as the best in their specialties by CASTLE CONNOLLY TOP DOCS.           2019, 2020 and 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010......any many many years prior as well.  

Dr. Arthur Fost has been a CASTLE CONNOLLY Top Doctor every year since 1998.  

Dr. David Fost has been a CASTLE CONNOLLY Top Doctor every year since 2010.    

They were both honored in the fall 2018 issue of Inside Jersey Top Doctors magazine.  The confidence that their peers have in them is surely taken to heart by our doctors.  They were both featured in the list of phsicians that have been VOTED IN by their peers 5 years in a row or longer.  

Dr. Arthur Fost and Dr. David Fost were VOTED IN as NJ Family's 2020 Favorite Kids' Docs !! That issue will be out in in December 2020.   

Dr. David Fost was again selected as one of Montclair Magazine's Top Doctors and he was recognized in a special section appearing in the Back-to-School edition of their magazine.   

Convenient Verona and Sparta locations.  We look forward to seeing our Belleville patients in the Verona and Sparta offices where you will see Dr. Arthur F. Fost, Dr. David A. Fost and Anthony J. Piccolo, PA-C.     

Allergy Consultants, P.A. has two state-of-the-art offices located in Verona and Sparta, each with the most advanced diagnostic equipment and treatment plans for adult and pediatric patients. We stay current with the latest medical advances and are currently involved in a number of nationwide studies to develop new allergy and asthma treatments.  Our doctors attend the Mt. Sinai Food Allergy programs to stay abreast of all food allergy news and research.  They also attend programs at the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute.