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INFECTION CONTROL POLICY
ALLERGY CLINIC OF TULSA
ENHANCES INFECTION CONTROL POLICY
We all know Coronavirus (COVID-19) has become an emerging threat across the country. Controlling the spread of infectious viruses is now even more important than before.
Therefore, we must ask that anyone who has recently traveled out of state within 14 days, been exposed to coronavirus cases or has flu-like symptoms (fever, body aches, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath):
- DO NOT come to the clinic.
- Call our office at 918-307-1613 and speak with a triage nurse -OR- send a portal message to determine your next step for treatment.
Further, if you are coming to the clinic for a scheduled appointment, testing or to get your allergy shots, we humbly request the following:
- Adults - We ask that only the patient being seen/treated come to the clinic.
- Minor children - We request that just one parent or guardian accompany the patient.
While we understand our requests may pose an inconvenience to some, our goal is to control overcrowding in our waiting room and better manage this evolving situation. While in our clinics, you will also notice enhanced anti-viral cleaning measures taking place. Rest assured, these are additional preventative measures to protect our entire patient population.
ACT Is Continuing Care During COVID-19 Pandemic - Last Updated 03/31/2020
ACT Is Continuing Care During COVID-19 PandemicCRITICAL / ESSENTIAL
As a healthcare facility, the offices of Allergy Clinic of Tulsa are considered part of the "critical" or "essential" workforce. In an effort to minimize COVID-19 exposure to our patients, providers, and staff, each office has a strict screening process in place for all persons entering the clinics. Temperature readings are also being taken prior to entry. This process, along with hourly disinfecting procedures, helps to ensure that all our offices remain a "No Infection Zone". We appreciate your patience.
COMING TO THE CLINIC?
As a reminder, when coming to the clinic for an appointment, testing or allergy shot, we humbly request the following:
Adults - We ask that only the patient being treated come into the lobby
Minor Children - We request that just one parent/guardian accompany the patient into the lobby
While we understand our requests may pose an inconvenience to some, our goal is to control overcrowding in our waiting room and better manage this evolving situation.
APPOINTMENTS ARE SHIFTING….
Providers and their staff will continue to be assigned to a single ACT location - at least through April 17, 2020. Rest assured, you still have the opportunity to see your provider - it may just be at a different location than what you are used to. Patients will be notified either by an automated call or text message if these schedule changes affect an upcoming appointment.Current clinic assignments are as follows:
Bartlesville: Karen Arnold, ARNP-CNP - Bartlesville Re-Opens 04/01/2020
Owasso: Dr. Mourad
Olympia: Dr. Brown
Utica: Dr. Love, Dr. Nickel&Erin Soulek, PA-C
Mingo: Dr. Purser, Dr. Naimeh, Dr. Medagoda, Todd Coleman, APRN-CPNP
TELEHEALTH VISITS NOW AVAILABLE!
Still concerned about a potential exposure risk? The Allergy Clinic of Tulsa providers are now set up to do TeleHealth visits for some appointment types. You must be web-enabled, signed up for our patient portal and sign an electronic TeleHealth Consent Form. Unsure of your ability to participate? Call and speak to one of our schedulers if you are interested in this option.
QUESTIONS ABOUT APPOINTMENTS, ALLERGY SHOTS, EXTRACT?
Please call our office at 918-307-1613 and speak with someone in scheduling, a triage nurse or an extract triage nurse -OR-send a portal message to your provider.
Promoting Flu Awareness
The Oklahoma State Department of Health has reported that there have been over 860 hospitalizations and 20 deaths reported from the flu since September, 203 of those hospitalizations and six of those deaths just occurred between Jan. 5 and Jan. 11, the most recent week from which flu data is available.
Allergy Clinic still has flu vaccine available, get yours today and increase your chances of staying well!
Effective November 1, 2019
Patients who no-show or cancel/reschedule less
than 24 hours prior to their appointment time
will be charged a $50 fee.
This fee must be paid before a new appointment can be scheduled.
We understand that it is sometimes difficult to keep a scheduled appointment due to unforeseen circumstances. However, missed appointments (no-shows) or late cancellation/reschedule of an appointment adversely affects our ability to provide timely care to patients on our waiting list. When a patient does not show up for or cancels their appointment last minute, another patient loses the opportunity to be seen.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter.
Allergy Clinic of Tulsa’s very own Dr. James Love is the 2018 TulsaKids Family Favorites contest winner for the Favorite Allergist category. Dr. Timothy Nickel is the 2018 Finalist for the same category. We couldn’t be more proud of our physicians!
Click the link to view our PatientGram, it is our monthly informative article to help keep you aware of what is happening at the Allergy Clinic of Tulsa.
Sometimes children labeled with food allergy due to past positive tests aren't really allergic at all and can eat all and can eat these foods without symptoms. Your allergist may want to introduce your child to these foods, using a safer manner than just trying it at home. This is called a food challenge. Ask your allergist if this would be an option for your child.
Our Goal is a Healthy, Happy You
Our primary goal at Allergy Clinic of Tulsa since 1959 is to provide our patients focused, cost efficient medical care with stated treatment goals and measurable results. We hope you will browse our website and feel free to contact us with questions, comments or to schedule an appointment. Our medical staff includes seven board certified medical doctors trained in pediatric and adult treatment of allergy, asthma and immunology related conditions, as well as testing for various food and drink allergies.
Girl, 11, dies after a severe allergic reaction to TOOTHPASTE
Girl, 11, dies after a severe allergic reaction to TOOTHPASTE that contained a milk protein
- Denise Saldate, 11, from West Covina, California, was diagnosed with a dairy allergy at age one
- She was prescribed toothpaste on April 4 to help strengthen her tooth enamel
- That evening, she went into anaphylactic shock, which is when the immune system overreacts to an allergen
- Her parents discovered the toothpaste had Recaldent, a milk-derived protein
- Denise was in the hospital for two days before she passed away on April 6
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By Mary Kekatos, 04/18/2019, Girl, 11, dies after a severe allergic reaction to TOOTHPASTE that contained a milk protein
Changed my life!
This place has changed my life! I used to be sick almost every spring and any windy days... Resting better and more functional! TY allergy clinic of Tulsa! This and my HiTech air machine has made a world of difference! ACofTulsa Rocks!- Susan W.
Improved my son's life
ACT was life saving to my son. For three years we struggled with my sons allergies before we met Dr. Love. We are so thankful to him for his care. He improved my sons life drastically with his guidance and care. I must also give praise to Todd Coleman and Karen Arnold ... they have been great docs as well along our journey.- Carmell G.
As any mother of a child with allergies knows, it can be life threatening and letting your child grow up and be normal is sometimes scary and hard to do. Dr. Purser has enabled Shelby to spread her wings and enabled me to let go, she has given her a great freedom and a priceless gift. I am thrilled to have her care and encouragement for Shelby.- Richelle W.