3 Reasons Your Patients and Practice Can Benefit from Allergy Testing

images (1)At AMS we are always coming up with the best ways that you as a Physician can increase your patient care and greatly increase your monthly revenue. And one great way to do that is to offer your patients our Allergy Immunotherapy Ancillary Solution.
Allergies are the result of a chain reaction that starts in the immune system. Your immune system controls how your body defends itself. For instance, if you have an allergy to pollen, your immune system identifies pollen as an invader or allergen. Your immune system overreacts by producing antibodies called Immunoglobulin E (IgE). These antibodies travel to cells that release chemicals, causing an allergic reaction.
If your patients are suffering from allergy symptoms, you may wonder if allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots or allergy tablets) is the best treatment for them. The concept behind allergy immunotherapy, whether it is received in the form of shots or tablets, is that the immune system can be desensitized to specific allergens that trigger allergy symptoms. Although it requires your patients time and patience, the payback for them can be long-term relief.images (3)
One in five people suffer from symptomatic allergies. These symptoms can vary greatly from minor discomfort to severe disability. The cost of allergies can be significant when factoring in lost productivity and days off from work. Combined with expensive drugs that serve only to mask the symptoms, the average cost to patients can be upwards of $2,000 per year. And now you as a Physician can offer some help for your patients by offering them immunotherapy that can be either performed at your practice on in the comfort and convenience of their own home, eliminating the need for costly and inconvenient visits to your physician’s office.
By offering our allergy immunotherapy solution to your patients it is a very effective to greatly decrease or even eliminate the symptoms of allergies for your patients that are suffering. Up to 85% those treated will receive a complete cure or a noticeable reduction in allergy symptoms.
Allergy immunotherapy (“allergy shots”) has been used for over 100 years by people who cannot avoid their allergens or for those individuals that do not get adequate relief from medications. Immunotherapy is different from medications because it actually changes the way the body reacts to allergens. Doctors often rely on immunotherapy to help control or even eliminate allergic symptoms for their patients.
Unlike medications that provide temporary relief, allergy immunotherapy does not mask symptoms, but can actually improve the course of allergic disease for the long term. This can mean that the burdens of your patients having to take daily medications and missing work or school, may be reduced. Allergy immunotherapy has even been shown to reduce the risk of developing asthma in patients with allergic rhinitis and prevent the development of new sensitivities in people who already have an allergic disease. Immunotherapy, also known as “allergy injection” is a form of treatment that uses extracts of natural allergens, such as pollen, mold spores, dust mites, and animal dander, that cause allergic reactions in sensitive people. Allergen extracts are made up of tiny amounts of these allergens collected from their source in nature and dissolved in sterile liquid solutions for use by your doctor. Allergen injections will strengthen your patient’s immune system and increase their tolerance to unavoidable allergens. Once the specific allergen(s) has been identified, your patient will start the initial build-up phase by receiving a low level of exposure to those allergens injected into the skin. Over time, the amount of allergen exposure is gradually increased so that their body gets used to it and does not react with allergy symptoms. In this way, their body can become desensitized to the allergens that once caused problems for them. Then, they will continue to receive the effective allergen dose during the maintenance phase of therapy.images (5)
And by offering this allergy solution in your practice to your patients can help increase your practice monthly revenue by an average of $20,000 or more.
If you currently are not providing an Allergy Immunotherapy solution for your patients, then there is no better time than now to get started. For more information on this and other Ancillary Medical Solutions services, contact us and we will have one of our Certified Ancillary Consultants contact you.