Phoenix Environmental Allergy Testing
San Tan Allergy & Asthma
Testing for environmental allergies and foods can be performed relatively quickly and painlessly using a method called “scratch” testing. Essentially skin testing (allergy testing) involves applying a small amount of an “extract” containing different allergens with plastic applicator. The skin is not broken during the testing procedure. Skin test reactions are measured after 15 – 20 minutes giving you a good idea about whether or not you are allergic to variety of different allergens. Positive reactions may itch, much like a mosquito bite, but usually any discomfort resolves in less than an hour.
The following medications may interfere with skin testing and should be discontinued 7 days before testing (if possible) is performed in order for testing to be accurate:
- Allegra (any)
- Clarinex (any)
- Claritin (any)
*Contact your prescribing physician prior to discontinuing the medications listed under ‘Other’.
There are additional medications that may interfere with skin testing, however they should not be discontinued without further discussion with your primary care doctor or one of the providers at San Tan Allergy & Asthma. If you are interested in allergy testing, please contact our office and schedule an appointment to meet with one of our Phoenix allergy experts.
Staff is professional and always very friendly!
“ After allergy testing, Dr. Shimamoto explained the process and options of allergy injections and answered all my questions. I follow up with Heidi, who is also great! As of now, I’m still doing weekly injections and it’s been easy to get desired appointment day and times. I am happy that I chose San Tan Allergy!”
“Thank you for being Professional and Caring.”
Lisa Blaylock ★★★★★
“ Watch out for telemedicine appointments. Make sure you have pre-screened for them. Worked with Jackie over the phone. She is fantastic–super patient and professional. Had exam and skin tests ordered by Dr. Shimamoto. He’s happy and efficient. Great practice, just need to be patient with all the delays and possible miscommunications due to all the pandemic-imposed restrictions.”
E. M. ★★★★★
“ Everything was so nice. The reception in the front desk of the best. I didn’t have a appointment. And they look and got me one next day. Two girl in the other office were also so nice. My son goes there. I’m from El paso and I was very impressed. Thanks again.”
Rita Romo ★★★★★
Visit us at any of
4915 E. Baseline Road, Suite 112
Gilbert, AZ 85234-2966
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
708 S. Coeur D’Alene Lane Suite C
Payson, AZ 85541
Allergy Injection Hours
8am – 11:30am & 1pm – 4:30pm
8:00am – 11:30am & 1pm – 5:30pm
8am – 11:30am & 1pm – 4:30pm
8am – 11:30am & 1pm – 5:30pm
8am – 2:30pm
Closed: Saturday & Sunday
Contact Us | Get Scheduled
Schedule an Appointment
Welcome to San Tan Allergy & Asthma and thank you for choosing our practice! Please provide your contact information here to schedule a New patient appointment at one of our locations and one of our front office staff members will call you within the next business day to assist you. We look forward to treating you and hope we can help you!