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Welcome To Our Practice
Buffalo Amherst Allergy Associates, P.C.
Michael J. Fanning, M.D.
Madeline A. Lillie, M.D., PhD
Kathleen M. Donovan, D.O.
Christina M. Long, MPAS, R.P.A.-C
Sherry Lyons, MPAS, R.P.A.-C
Sarah Latchford MPAS, RPA-C
Buffalo Amherst Allergy Associates PC is an allergy & asthma center serving Buffalo, NY. Our allergist provides a large range of medical services to help diagnose and treat different types of allergies patients may be suffering from. We also offer immunology services. If you would like to make an allergy & asthma appointment with us, call our office today!
Appointments and Office Hours
Patients are seen by appointment. New patients should plan to spend two hours in the office at the time of the first visit.
It is best to avoid antihistamines for 72 hours before the first appointment or any subsequent skin testing session.
If you problem is an emergency please so advise the receptionist and we will try to accommodate you as soon as possible.
Occasionally, unexpected emergencies or urgent calls at the hospital may disrupt our schedule and we are certainly appreciative of your understanding.
If you cannot keep your scheduled appointments a two day notice must be given to this office so that we may accommodate another patient or you will be subjected to a $25.00 fee.
Telephone and Emergencies
Our telephones are answered by the secretary from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until 3:00 p.m. on Friday.
After hours and on weekends the answering service will answer calls - 875-3800. Please try to limit after hours calls to emergencies or urgent problems. If you determine the problem is a sever emergency, proceed directly to the hospital emergency room where the physician on duty will notify one of our physicians immediately. Problems or questions unrelated to your allergies may best be directed to your personal physician.
If it is necessary for the physician to speak with you he may call you back during hours, if time permits, or after the end of hours.
Prescriptions And Refills
Other than in urgent situations, prescriptions and refills for medications are issued Monday through Thursday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 pm. and on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until noon.
We will not fill any prescription if the patient has not been seen in the office for a period of one year or more. Antibiotics and cortisone medications will probably require even closer supervision.
If you develop a new problem or have an exacerbation of a previous problem, we may advise that you return to our office for evaluation rather than attempt to diagnose or treat over the telephone.
Please minimize the use of colognes and perfumes out of respect for our asthmatics.
We ask that there is no eating or drinking in the waiting room out of respect for those with food allergies.
If you have any questions regarding our fees, please do not hesitate to discuss this with the secretary or billing department.
We participate with most major insurance companies.
We will submit all claims to your insurance. If it is one we do not participate with then payment is requested for office services at the time they are rendered.
Co-payments are due at time of service.
It is your responsibility to have your referral in place at time of visit, or you may be asked to reschedule.
Please advise us if you have any special financial problems and we will make every effort to work out a mutually satisfactory payment plan.
Monday 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:15 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 7:15 AM - 5:45 PM
July & August
7:15 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 7:15 AM - 2:45 PM
Friday 7:15 AM - 11:15 AM
We appreciate your selection of our office to serve your medical and health needs, and will do all we can to provide you with the very best care possible. We would like to give you as much information as possible about our practice and anticipate your questions and needs regarding your health.
The majority of our patients are referred to our office by their personal physicians (family practice specialists, internists, pediatricians, gynecologists or other specialists such as otolaryngologists, dermatologists, and opthalmologists) for evaluation of a definite or suspected allergic problem. We do, however, accept referrals from our patients and self-referrals. Patients who are insured by Community Blue, Univera and some Independent Health may need to have written referrals from their primary care physicians.
As board certified adult and pediatric allergists we specialize in problems related to allergy and clinical immunology. Such conditions include allergy & asthma, hay fever, bronchitis, sinusitis, allergic ear, eye and skin conditions, food and drug allergies and collagen vascular disease, etc.
Dr. Fanning received his B.S. degree Magna Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He also received his M.D. degree from the School of Medicine at SUNYAB where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha and Gibson Honorary Societies. Dr. Fanning completed residencies in Internal Medicine and also Allergy and Immunology in the combined University program at SUNYAB. Dr. Fanning is an active Staff Physician at the Millard Fillmore Hospital. He has been certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. He is a member of the American Academy of Allergy and Immunology, a member of the Buffalo Allergy Society and New York State Society of Allergy and Immunology.
Dr. Lillie received her B.A. from Wellesley College and was awarded an M.S. and PhD. degree from SUNYAB. After receiving her M.D. degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine she completed a residency in Pediatrics at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia and a fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Lillie is a member of the staffs of the Children's Hospital and Millard Fillmore Hospital and former director of the Immunology Clinic at the Erie County Medical Center. Dr. Lillie has been certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. She is a fellow of both the American Academy and College of Allergy and Immunology, a member of the Buffalo Allergy Society and New York State Society of Allergy and Immunology.
Dr. Donovan received her B.S. degree Cum Laude from SUNY at Albany and D.O. degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Millard Fillmore Hospital and a Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology in the University Program at SUNYAB. Dr. Donovan is a member of the staff of the Millard Fillmore Hospital. Dr. Donovan is board certified in Internal Medicine and Allergy and Immunology. She is a member of the American Academy of Allergy and Immunology, the American College of Allergy and Immunology, The American College of Physicians and the Buffalo Allergy Society.
Christina Long, MPAS, R.P.A.-C. received her B.S degree Magna
Cum Laude in Physician Assistant studies from Daemen College. She
received her Master Degree from the University of Nebraska. Ms Long
is certified by the National Commission on Certification of
Physician Assistants. She is a member of the American Academy of
Physician Assistants, New York State Society of Physician
Assistants and the Western New York Physician Assistant
The physicians in our office work as a team and our patients may be seen by any one or all of the physicians during the allergy evaluation. We often find it helpful to confer with each other regarding a particular patient's problem and it helps for each of us to be familiar with each of our patients. If a patient specifically requests to be seen by one of the physicians on our team, we will do our best to accommodate this request.
At the time that you make your appointment for the initial allergy consultation the secretary will mail you a questionnaire to fill out and return to our office by mail prior to the scheduled appointment. Please try to answer as many of the questions as you can. The information that you provide will be very important in enabling us to effectively evaluate your allergy problem. If the questions are not clear to you, or if you are uncertain about an answer, please leave it blank. The doctor will review many of these questions with you.
Upon arriving at our office please give your name to our secretary and she will obtain any additional information that is needed to prepare your record. A preliminary history may be taken by our trained nurse, after which time you will be interviewed by the physician. Following this history session you will be examined and, if necessary, a prelimiary series of skin tests will be performed. In many instances we are able to determine on this first visit if you do, indeed, have an allergy problem. In some cases additional testing and laboratory or x-ray studies may be suggested to clarify your problem. It may take two to four visits to complete the allergy workup.
In a sense, the allergist is a medical detective whose goal is to identify the causes of your symptoms and eliminate these if possible. Medications may be needed to treat your specific problem. When the offending allergic substance or allergen cannot be avoided, allergy injections or immunotherapy may be recommended. We prefer to work closely with your personal physician and he will receive a report on our findings.
Sarah Latchford, MPAS, R.PA-C received her B.S.degree Cum Laude from D'Youville College. She received her masters degree from the University of Nebraska. Sarah is a member of the American Academy of Allergy & Immunology and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Sep 29, 2011