We are affiliated with and Dr. Krishna is on the staff of the following local area hospitals:
Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Melrose Wakefield Hospital
Cambridge Health Alliance Hospitals
Mount Auburn Hospital
We are an “in-network” provider for most major insurance companies. We accept various insurances, including the following:
General Office Policies
Listed below are some general office policies. A copy of relevant policies will be available during your office visit.
All children under 18 yrs of age must be accompanied by an adult parent or guardian.
We are not responsible for loss or theft of your personal items/belongings brought into the office.
Only one parent is allowed in the office premises along with a child < 18 years of age during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Allergy injections are administered only in the above location (if panel for shots is open) during scheduled hours by appointments only.
Allergy injections will not be administered during the evening, night hours, or during office emergencies.
All children under 18 yrs of age must be accompanied by an adult parent or legal guardian.
Due to fire code policy and limited space availability, please do not bring large strollers, friends, siblings, or extended family members to the office.
Food is allowed only in special circumstances, per the doctor, due to our many patients with food allergies.
The patient must wait in the office 30 – 60 minutes after receiving an allergy injection. Please inform us immediately if you are having any unusual symptoms. Leaving before the observation time is considered “leaving against medical advice” and will release Asthma & Allergy Specialists, PC from any responsibility for adverse symptoms or reactions that may result.
We will make reasonable effort to accommodate your schedule. Our unscheduled office closures such as snow emergencies, health care emergencies, public health related closures or physician absences will be posted ONLY on our Twitter account (@AllergyDocMA) which can be found via Google. We will not be responsible for lost time, wages, or circumstances beyond our control.
Please be aware that multiple patients are scheduled within each hour in our office and you must be prepared to wait. Similar to many allergy offices across the country, occasionally you can expect to wait at least half an hour before shots will be provided, depending on availability of the staff. You also have the option of receiving injections at your pediatrician’s or PCP’s office, if available.
The patient is responsible for keeping an allergy injection appointment between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, and for scheduling follow-up appointments with Dr. Krishna every six months in order to continue any prescriptions or therapies.
If you have any acute illness, active infections, flu, respiratory infections, sore throat, fever, recent immunizations/flu shot, or asthma attack within the past week, you should reschedule your shots.
Please inform the office about changes in your medical history, if you are not at your baseline level of normal health, if you are experiencing any adverse symptoms, or if you are starting new medications.
An EpiPen can be provided for the treatment of severe allergic reactions. The patient is responsible to request and have their EpiPen available for use in case of a severe allergic reaction.
For all visits with the physician, labwork review, or paperwork completion, your insurance company will be billed for the appropriate physician office visit.
Please refrain from having impromptu conversations about your medical condition with the medical staff or the doctor without an office visit, as this will not constitute or substitute for formal medical advice.
We will not mail allergy serums, extracts, or any other medication. We will be happy to provide you the serum, accompanying paperwork including dosages, etc., as necessary, if requested, two weeks prior to anticipated transfer from our office. We do not take responsibility for serums vials once they leave our office. We do not provide allergy injections from serums prepared outside of our office.
You are responsible for any copayment or balance due to deductible or coinsurance amounts at the time of service. You are responsible for obtaining a referral for your visit with the physician, or for allergy shots. We will NOT contact your insurance company or solicit information regarding procedures covered for your upcoming care. Please update our office immediately if your insurance or payment information changes.