Healthpoint Medical Resource (HMR) is a Total Allergy Management solution for the Primary Care Physician.
Through a partnership with HMR the Primary Care Physicians will not only benefit financially, but also from HMR’s expertise, policies, processes and support, and most importantly – keep their patients within their practice. No need to refer patients to a specialist. Providing this service in your clinic may further reduce the cost to the patient. Healthpoint also provides all tools, staff, and associated cost, managing the patients through their agreement with the Primary Care Physician.
Diagnosis & Treatment
Allergy Skin Testing involves having a skin test to find out what substance, or allergen, may trigger an allergic response in a person. Skin tests are usually done because they are rapid, reliable and generally less expensive than blood tests.
There are two types of allergy immunotherapy available: allergy shots or sub-cutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) and sub-lingual immunotherapy (SLIT), “allergy drops”. Both are effective in treating allergies; however, their mechanisms of action differ greatly along with their method of delivery, compliance, and associated cost. HEALTHPOINT Medical Resource provides both SCIT and SLIT where treatment is based on these factors: compliance, efficacy, safety and Managed Care.
Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) is a method of treating allergies by placing drops underneath the tongue. Similar to allergy shots, a set amount of physician-dosed antigens are placed under your tongue to help the patient build their body’s tolerance over time. The difference is that allergy drops are administered at home, and without injections. Allergy drops are ideal for patients whose allergies are severe, those who have bad asthma, the young or elderly, or anyone who cannot tolerate or isn’t willing to take allergy shots. Research has found that allergy drops are an effective and safe replacement of conventional allergy shots. Click here for more information.
Start detecting Peripheral Small Fiber Neuropathy in your patients.
The Sudomotor test evaluates autonomic function, and it is performed in a clinical setting to evaluate and document neuropathic disturbances that may be associated with pain.
Examples of Sudomotor testing include:
- The quantitative sudomotor axon reflex test (QSART)
- Thermoregulatory sweat test (TST)
- Sympathetic skin responses
- Silastic sweat imprints are tests of sympathetic cholinergic sudomotor function
There exists over 60 years of data supporting the use of sudomotor testing in clinical practice, and the Sudomotor testing clinical data suggest it may be the most sensitive means to detect peripheral small fiber neuropathy.