Allergy and Asthma Clinic- Ranjit R. Singh M.D.  
     
     
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Specialties
Asthma
We treat all asthma problems among children and adults.

Immunology
Immune evaluation consists of evaluation of patients with repeated infections (ex: repeated ear infections, sinus infections, pneumonia).

Allergy
We treat allergic problems of the eyes, nose, and skin. We also treat problems related to food & insect allergies. Skin allergy problems include hives, eczema, etc.

Allergy Shots

Procedure Description:
Injections that build up the immunity of patients

What To Expect:
The allergy injections consist of allergens (example: extracts of pollen, molds, pet dander and insect venom) to which the individual is specifically allergic to. These are given to the patient in incremental doses up to a maintenance dose which will boost the immune system and assist the patient in controlling the symptoms of allergies.
Over time, the patient should have a decreased amount of symptoms and he or she will have a lesser need for medications. This, eventually, should help improve the quality of life of the patient.

Allergy and Asthma Education

Procedure Description:
use of personal instruction videos and a work book to guide patient to better health

What To Expect:
Patient education includes the time and effort of Dr. Singh and his nurses in assisting patients in understanding allergies and asthma. All questions are answered through the use of personal instruction by the staff along with videos and written materials.
A customized Asthma Action Plan is given to asthma patients when necessary. Patients will be given instructions regarding the proper use of inhalers, spacers, and peak flow meters as required.

Skin Test

Procedure Description:
The skin test is applied to determine what substances a patient may be allergic to.

What To Expect:
The skin test is performed by the multi-test method. A plastic skin test device, which looks similar to a plastic hairbrush with sharp plastic tips, is used to perform this test. This skin test is relatively painless and can be applied within two minutes. After a wait of about 15 minutes, the results are read and explained.

Pulmonary Function Test

Procedure Description:
conducted to measure the capacity and function of lungs

What To Expect:
This procedure is conducted with the use of a "state of the art instrument which measures the capacity and functionality of the lungs. A "Birthday Candle Approach" is used in this process. A graphic of candle flames on the computer screen gives an incentive (of blowing out candles) to get the maximum output of lungs to measure and show results. This computer along with various other instruments allow the patient to get the most optimum reading of their lung function and capacity.

Care Philosophy
We provide care to patients suffering from allergies and asthma so that they can have less nasal symptoms (sneezing, itching, congestion, sinus headaches, etc.), breathe and smell better through the nostrils, improved sleep, enhanced lung function, and improved participation in physical activities.

The key to proper allergy care is to prevent as much as we can so that our patients have less need for acute care (i.e. Doctor visits, ER visits, Hospitalizations) and, as a consequence, enjoy an improved quality of life.

Dr. Singh and his staff concentrate on the preventative aspect to deliver state of the art care for the treatment of problems with allergies, asthma, and immune deficiency. As your partner in health, we look forward to helping you get the most out of life.

Staff Information
Our caring and professional staff is here to provide you and your family with the best service possible.

Gayle is our Office Manager with 15 years of experience.

Our friendly and courteous office staff (Debbie and Kathy) can assist you by answering any questions you may have, making your appointments, and handling billing and insurance.

Belinda is our Nursing Supervisor with 19 years of experience.

Our nursing staff (Martha and Daphne) work together to provide the best nursing care to our patients. They strive to answer patient's questions, provide patient education to all patients so that they understand their condition and medications along with allergy testing, immunotherapy, asthma testing, and treatment.