I made an appointment as I have asthma and various allergies. I have not had an allergenist since moving to this area from abroad and wanted to have a screening of what I am allergic to in this area. I was given a skin test for a very large number of potential allergens. I have had these kinds of tests before but never done so poorly or roughly. Each of the many marks all over both of my arms were made so deeply and roughly that they all bled. I have photos of this. Additionally, as the nurse who performed the test would wipe each new wound with the same wipe and do so across the other wounds previuosly made on my arm, there is certainly no accuracy to the test as each wound was cross contaimated with the allergens from the others.
Furthermore, after being left for an arbitrary amount of time after being wounded by the nurse(I think they forgot to set a timer as it was far too long), the swelling wounds were given a rapid score that was not based on any actual measurement. I almost feignted on the drive home and had to call my husband to come pick me up. For weeks the open wounds on my arm would swell in response to pollen in the environment and I still have visible scars now 2 months after my appointment. All this is in addition to the fact that I was given lab orders for a blood test that would make the skin test quite unecessary.
They charged my insurance over 800 dollars for this butchering, about half of which the practice has billing me for.
Additionally, the MD made a massive increase in the strength of my asthma medication that made me quite unwell, I quit taking the medicine and got a second opinion who recomended a more moderate medication approach that has been more effective.
I would not recomend this practice to anyone.