Do you suffer from seasonal allergies or
asthmatic conditions? Get relief today with the help from the Allergy & Asthma Center Of NW
Here at Allergy
& Asthma Center Of NW Florida, we provide our patients from
Pensacola, FL, Mobile, AL and surrounding areas with a professional
allergy specialist and asthma specialist. Call our pediatric
allergy specialist today to schedule an appointment!
Since opening in August 1997, Allergy & Asthma Center of Northwest Florida, PA has made it our mission to provide patients with cutting-edge allergy and asthma care with a level of commitment that can't be matched. Patient satisfaction drives our clinic and any decisions made by our administrative or clinical staff are made with the patients' needs in mind first and foremost.
If you believe you are suffering from allergies, speak with one of our allergy specialists today. The first thing we do is get you into the office for allergy testing. This testing consists of a puncture test on your back or arms to determine your sensitivity to certain allergens. Each puncture is a tiny bit of histamine used to check what you are allergic to. Within 15-20 minutes, smell, red, raised bumps known as hives will develop if you are allergic to that certain allergen. Common allergens tested for at trees, grasses, weeds, mold, dust mites, dander and if needed, certain foods including eggs, nuts and many others.
After the testing, the allergy specialist will give you the result as to what you are allergic to as well as provide you with recommendations for treatment options. In some cases, simple life changes may help, but in other cases, immunotherapy may be needed. When started on allergy shot, patients will come into the office weekly for 6 months to build immunity. It is important for patients to stay 20 minutes after the injections because some patients have had reactions including shortness of breath and feeling poorly.
If you would like more information on allergy testing and allergy treatment, please call our office today and start to get the relief you want and deserve.
New Patients Visits
All new patients will need to bring their current health insurance card and a list of medications during their first visit to our offices. Testing will be done by Dr. Westbrook if necessary on the day of your first visit. Our office suggested stopping use of antihistamines at least seven days prior to your appointment. Click on the provided link for necessary patient forms. Patient Forms
Any questions about your medications can be directed to our office at 850-466-8139. Certain medications used to treat pain, depression or heart disease can at times distort the results of testing. Do not hesitate to call and clarify if your medication will interfere with results. Please be aware that some office visits can take up to two hours if testing is included.
Cancellations need to be made 72 hours prior to any appointment as a courtesy to our office and other patients. To cancel, call the office immediately at 850-466-8139. Our office will provide excellent medical care of your allergy and/or asthma condition from childhood to adulthood.
At Allergy & Asthma Center Of NW Florida, we do our best to prevent children from suffering from allergy and asthma symptoms. Our pediatric Allergy specialist has the knowledge and the tools to help your children with all of their allergy and asthma symptoms. If your children are constantly sneezing, breaking out in hives, along with many other symptoms, it may be a good time to get them checked for allergies. Call our pediatric Allergy specialist today for more information or to set up an allergy testing.
About the Physician
Board certified in
allergy & immunology as well as internal medicine, Thomas G.
Westbrook has been providing allergy and asthma solutions for
patients for nearly two decades. Dr. Westbrook received his MS
degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
in 1982. He later received his internship and residency training in
Internal Medicine at the George Washington University Hospital
prior to completing a fellowship in Allergy & Immunology at the
Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center in 1993. He also competed 12 years
of military service in the U.S. Navy Reserves.
Keep an eye on your prescriptions and make sure to your pharmacy for a refill at least three to four days before running out. Prescriptions can only be filled if patients have been seen by Allergy & Asthma Center of NW Florida in the last six months. Refills will typically be processed within 72 hours.
Asthma Center of NW Florida will directly file insurance claims to
your insurance company on your behalf and do what they can to make
sure those claims are processed quickly. Patients should know that
some participation with the insurance company will be required on
Authorization from a primary care physician will be required for any appointment at Allergy & Asthma Center of NW Florida. This authorization will need to be included at the time of the appointment. If not, your appointment may need to be rescheduled.
Co-payments and deductibles are due at the time of the appointment. Services charges and late fees will be applied to those who cannot make their payment at the time of appointment. Returned checks will incur a $35 service charge. Missed appointments or those that are not cancelled or rescheduled 24 hours prior to time of appointment will incur a $25 late fee.
Patient safety is the first priority for Allergy & Asthma Center of NW Florida. With that in mind, we urge patients to call and let us know ahead of time if they are sick before an appointment. Physicians can evaluate patients during their appointment time and give them injections in the physicians' office. Be advised that no home immunotherapy will be allowed by Allergy & Asthma Center of NW Florida. After allergy injections, patients will be required to remain in the office for 20 minutes for supervision of any reactions to the shots.
Contact us during office hours to set up an appointment or to have any questions answered by our expert staff.
6160 North Davis
Highway STE 3
Pensacola, FL 32504
Phone: (850) 466-8139
Offic e Policy
Allergy & Asthma Center of Northwest Florida is a specialty practice that does not provide primary care. We are the place to visit specifically for allergy- and asthma-related illnesses. Allergy & Asthma Center of Northwest Florida can help you find a primary care doctor if you need one. Children need to be supervised by another adult and patients should refrain from using perfumes or colognes while at our office.
Call today for any allergy & asthma related questions. Our expert nursing staff is on call to answer your question immediately. Those who need to speak to a doctor can leave a message.
Most emergency calls should be directed to 911 or your primary care physician. For allergy- or asthma-related issues, call our office at 850-466-8139. After-hours calls can also be made to The Doctors Directory at 850-444-5534.
Practice Mission Allergy & Asthma Center of Northwest Florida, PA was incorporated in August, 1997. Our mission is to provide comprehensive, state of the art allergy & asthma care to patients of all ages. Our objective is to provide quality care with a commitment to place the patient first. These principles guide the formulation & evaluation of all procedures & conduct whether administrative of clinical. Our goal is to ensure 100% patient satisfaction.