In the United States, there is a deficiency of board-certified allergists and immunologists, and people are discovering how increasingly difficult it is to find a physician that is able to treat their symptoms. You can increase your practice’s profits and fill this need by adding allergy testing and treatment to the procedures offered at your clinic in order to meet increasing demands for this kind of treatment. Primary Care Physicians, or PCPs, that have undergone allergy test training have significantly profited by applying it to their practice. This is a great opportunity for physicians seeking to enhance their practice’s revenues. Obviously, with your medical practice, the more valued a certain treatment is, the more lucrative it will be for your bottom line; allergy test training for environmental, food, drug, and airborne allergens can get you on the road to that financial success.
We offer a complete course of Allergy Testing and Treatment training so that physicians are able to leave the program knowledgeable and confident. We’ll teach you the different causes of allergic reactions, the most common treatment methods, and how to attack the more uncommon allergic issues. Additionally, we’ll also provide you, through our allergy test training, the means for promoting your new procedures so that they reap the necessary financial rewards to keep your practice viable.
Intradermal Allergy Test
By the end of our course, our goal is that you’ll be able to work with patients to determine the cause of their allergic reactions and determine the best course of treatment.
Allergy testing is important to include in your practice for several reasons. According to The American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, allergies are one of the most common health-related problems experienced by about 50 million Americans. Many of these victims may not even know that their symptoms are allergy-related. As a result, they seek professional help that may or may not always be available due to high demand and low availability of trained physicians who are able to conduct allergy treatments. Our Allergy Test Training provides physicians with the opportunity to expand their practice and meet these increasing demands. By applying it to your business, you will be able to enhance your clientele by reaching those who seek relief.
New Allergy Skin Prick Testing Options
The Allergy Testing and Treatment workshop course includes instructive lessons covering the various methods used to test and treat allergy-related issues. In addition, attendees will learn how to successfully incorporate allergy treatment into their practice, including pricing and structuring of the procedures. Attendees will also learn the latest techniques used to treat allergies with exceptional, professional direction. It is important to know how to operate with new technologies and be familiar with the latest innovations in allergy treatments in order to efficiently treat patients. Physicians will also be able to properly test for the most common allergens such as pollen, molds, dust mites, animal dander, insect bites, foods and medicinal allergens. When treating allergies, attendees of the allergy test training course will be taught how to advise their patients on reducing allergen exposure and other strategies for food allergies and sensitivities.
They will also be trained how to conduct immunotherapy techniques. Physicians will leave the program with a comprehensive understanding of what allergy testing and treatment entitles. Adding allergy testing and treatments to your practice entails a low start-up and maintenance cost, which makes it a great investment to consider.
The Allergy Test training workshop is specially designed to teach physicians how to comfortably conduct these new procedures so that attendees finish the program feeling confident and well-informed. As a bonus, those physicians who attend our allergy test training will also be given business training, which will help them gain the most revenue from their newly added practice.
Skin Patch Testing for Contact Allergic Dermatitis
Upon Completion of this Allergy program, the physician should be able to:
Speaker Introduction, Market Size, Benefits to Patients, and viability of offering diagnostic allergy testing and immunotherapy injections within your medical practice. Overview: background of allergy terrain/disease (i.e. environmental, prescriptions, venom) , types of allergens, and the various testing methods and indications. Testing options for Food Allergies (IgE and Non-Ige mediated), Asthma (inhalant allergens), Immunology, and billing and coding parameters for reimbursement.
Review the allergic cascade, different types of allergy testing, patient evaluation (triggers, physical examination, indications and absolute and relative contraindications for testing. Advantages, disadvantages, and limitations of skin prick testing and allergic conditions appropriate for testing. Review supplies and equipment, pre-testing considerations (i.e. antihistamines), and new technologies to save time and effort. Skin Prick Test Procedure: recording of results, testing for multiple antigens, positive and negative controls, and need for further specific tests as well as interpretation of initial results. Results to common aeroallergens and food allergens, common errors, and other factors effecting results.
All protocols for other types of Allergy Tests: Requirements for Skin Patch Testing, Intradermal Testing, Total Serum IgE concentration, and RAST (radioallergosorbent) Testing and systemic reactions to the various tests. Review which test should be used for different patient presentations, accuracy of tests, and types of tests needed for patients that are contraindicated for skin prick testing.
Lunch (on your own)
Background of Food Allergy Testing and Food Sensitivities. Understanding the various allergy testing options for toxic, psychological, and non-toxic reactions and interpretation. Differences between Immune-mediated FHS (Food Allergy) and Non Immune-mediated FHS (Food Intolerance) and characteristics of each. Review the (4) types of allergic reactions and which tests will yield definitive results (i.e. skin prick, RAST testing, Elimination Diet, Antigen Leukocyte Cellular Antibody Test (ALCAT), or Food Immune Complex Assay (FICA) tests). Gut Flora and information and Microbiome Testing, Celiac Blood (tTG-Iga) Tests and identifying gluten sensitivities in patients. Introduction and overview of Asthma Testing and Treatment options.
Review of the (3) characteristics of asthma in patients, relevant exposure to biological, chemical, structural, and social triggers. Testing, protocols, and treatment options including bronchial provocation testing and common treatments such as avoidance of isolated allergens and possible immunological injections. Immunotherapy options, choosing an allergy laboratory, and administration schedules as well as all forms, consents, and standard of care considerations for immunotherapy injections including changing of labs, new vials, titration, and using sublingual administration for immunotherapy. Billing and Coding including all ICD-10(s) and CPT Codes are reviewed and presented.
DISCLAIMER: The following is a summary of the course agenda. The full course agenda will be emailed to you a few days prior to the course. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact our office.
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