FAQs

Does your insurance plan have a deductible? Please be advised our office charges $150 towards your annual deductible. This is only done annually and is credited towards your deductible. Any remaining balance will be billed after your insurance is processed. Not sure about your deductible? We can look it up for you. We appreciate your co-payment at the time of your visit as well.

Q: What are your business hours?

A: Monday through Wednesday 9am – 6pm, Thursdays 8am – 5pm, Fridays by appointment only.

Q: What types of Insurance do you accept?

A: We accept the following forms of Health Insurance:

  • Aetna Ins
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • BMC Healthnet
  • Children’s Medical Security
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • Fallon Select Care
  • Fallon Senior Plan
  • First Health
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Plans
  • MassHealth:MA
  • Medicare
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Network Health
  • PHCS/Multiplan
  • Tricare North/Health Net
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Tufts Medicare Preferred
  • Unicare-Commonwealth Ind
  • Uniform Services Family Health Plan
  • United Healthcare

Please note that we are no longer able to accept Celtic Care Insurance. Please call our office with any questions.

Q: With so many people who have environmental allergies, who should see an allergist for this condition?

A: Up to 1/4 people of all ages may have some form of environmental allergies, often with symptoms of congestion, itchy eyes, ears, and nose, and sneezing. Many of these people can be managed with over the counter medicines, prescription medicines from their health care providers if needed, and environmental avoidance strategies if their allergies are known.

When medicines are not enough or unwanted side effects occur (especially fatigue with OTC medicines and nose bleeds with nasal sprays), symptoms persist all year long, and secondary conditions associated with allergies start to develop such as asthma, recurrent sinus disease, recurrent bronchial infections, recurrent ear infections, chronic headaches, recurrent itchy rashes, persistent fatigue with difficulty concentrating, food allergies, or obstructive sleep apnea, we can help. With allergy skin testing and/or blood testing, we can discover hidden triggers, confirm suspected triggers, and then provide additional treatments, including immunotherapy (Allergy shots) if indicated.

Q: What do I do with my Epi-Pen once it has expired?

A: Bring your expired Epi-Pen into our office and we can dispose of it for you; we can also practice on a demonstrator if you need a refresher on how to use it.

Q: I’ve just been diagnosed with a tree nut allergy – do I have to avoid coconut and nutmeg too?

A: Coconut is not a botanical nut; it is actually classified as a fruit even though the Food and Drug Administration recognizescoconut as a tree nut. While allergic reactions to coconut have been documented, most people who are allergic to tree nuts can safely eat coconut. Talk to your allergist before adding coconut to your diet. Nutmeg is a spice that is derived from seeds, not nuts. It may be safely eaten by people with tree nut allergies.