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Phone: 334-528-0078
Fax: 334-528-0079

Locations:

Opelika
121 N 20th Street,
Building 7
Opelika, AL 36801

Alexander City

125 Alison Dr,

Suite 2

Alexander City, AL 35010

PENICILLIN ALLERGY TESTING AVAILABLE

Did you know that a majority of people can outgrow their Penicillin allergy?  there is now an allergy test available to help determine if you are still allergic to Penicillin!

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Patient Information on Coronavirus

East Alabama Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology is taking every precaution necessary as directed by the CDC and the ADPH during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are open and seeing patients.  However, every day we are seeing more patients by Televisit or Phone Call Visit.  At this time, we do not accept walk-ins or urgent visits.  There are HEPA filters with UV lights in each exam room and each lobby. Non-essential items have been removed from rooms and all surfaces in contact are being cleaned regularly.

 

Shot clinic is open. We are following the trend of other Allergy offices by moving most of the operation outside of the waiting room to keep appropriate distance between patients. Note you can "get behind" a week or two on your shots without having to back down on the dose.

Our phone lines are overwhelmed.  Please communicate with us through the Patient Portal

To arrange a TeleVisit or Phone Call Visit, please call the front desk at 334-528-0078 to make the visit date/time, confirm insurance coverage, pay copay, and be triaged to a TeleVisit or Phone Call Visit.  TeleVisit is done on a computer (not cell phone) through the Patient Portal and allows for auido and video interaction with the provider; this is the better alternative and allows appropriate documentation of your condition as you will complete a pre-visit questionnaire on the portal just prior to the TeleVisit.  Phone Call Visits are audio-only and only certain insurance companies allow such PhoneCall Visits and the time is limited to 5-15 minutes with the provider.

We ask if you have symptoms of fever, cough, or shortness of breath, then do not come to the medical office.  Instead, follow the local hospital EAMC guidelines:

  • Those who are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms and may need possible emergent care should contact their primary care provider first to discuss testing. If the medical provider determines a COVID-19 test is warranted, they will collect the specimen there and submit to ADPH or to an independent lab. If the physician’s office is out of supplies or do not have the ability to collect, the patient can call 334-528-SICK for evaluation. 

  • Calls to 334-528-SICK does not guarantee a COVID-19 specimen will be collected and submitted for testing. Instead, patients will be screened on the phone and if the call center screener on the phone determines a COVID-19 test is warranted, directions will be provided about EAMC’s drive-through collection center. 

  • Those with MILD symptoms should treat possible COVID-19 the same way as the seasonal flu. Isolate yourself at home and treat the symptoms with over-the-counter medications.

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/faq.html

If you have Asthma:

https://community.aafa.org/blog/coronavirus-2019-ncov-flu-what-people-with-asthma-need-to-know

​Points to Note:

  • Continue your asthma medications including inhalers

  • For those on biologics, continue those

  • There is no current evidence that patients with controlled asthma are at any more risk of acquiring the virus than any other person, but you still must take the necessary precautions outlined by the CDC

If you have an Immune System Deficiency:

https://primaryimmune.org/news/covid-19-update-video-march-18

​Points to Note:

  • Viruses, including the virus that causes COVID-19, are attacked by the cellular part of the immune system

  • Patients with a T-cell immunodeficiency (Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, DiGeorge's Syndrome, etc.) need to be extra cautious.  At this time, East Alabama Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology does NOT have any patients with a T-cell immunodeficiency.

  • Patients with an antibody deficiency (IgG deficiency, Specific Antibody Deficiency, etc.) is at no more risk than the general public in acquiring the virus. If you are on Ig infusions, continue those to help prevent other infections from setting in and making you then more susceptible.

  • This coronavirus is a novel virus, thus Ig infusions do not contain antibodies against it

  • Ig infusions are filtered/treated by the manufacturer to be free of viruses and bacteria