Physician Interviews

Physican Interviews: Every month BioTek Labs features an interview with a physician from one of our clinics.

medicalDr. Schroyer

How long has your practice been using the BioTek Labs allergy program? 
Since February of 2017


How has having an in-house allergy program supported what you like most about practicing medicine? 
Allergy testing has given our patients the convenience of on-site testing which makes the overall pateint/doctor relationship much easier and convenient.


What additional advantages does your allergy program enable you to provide your patients? 
This allows us to give our patients on-site testing and results in minutes. It also helps treat our patients in a more time efficient and cost effective way versus the referral process.


What strategies does your team use to ensure the appropriate patients are referred to the lab?
As a team, we depend highly on the chart updates to screen and test our patients.

In what ways has your practice benefited and grown as a result of your allergy program? 
Allergy testing has allowed us to offer our patients another on-site test, in turn creates a "one stop shop" which creates more revenue and profit for the practice.

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Dr. Carter

How long has your practice been using the BioTek Labs allergy program? 
1 1/2 years


How has having an in-house allergy program supported what you like most about practicing medicine? 
It has allowed me to take care of my patients at the initial point of care, get a plan in place and get the patient treated fast and adequately without needing to go through a referral (external) process.


What additional advantages does your allergy program enable you to provide your patients? 
It allows my patients to be educated on what allergies are and what different methods we can treat with. It allows patients to be supported in a manner where they feel we are actively trying to help treat them and it's convenient!


What strategies does your team use to ensure the appropriate patients are referred to the lab?
They talk to me - having MA and support staff who understand the program and requirements/protocols helps tremendously.


In what ways has your practice benefited and grown as a result of your allergy program? 
Bridging the gap between patients I couldn't treat before that now I can treat all aspects of their health in one visit has been amazing. Not only on a provider level but patients are getting the most benefit out of it. 

medicalDr. Brown

How long has your practice been using the BioTek Labs allergy program? 
Our practice has been using BioTek for 4 years


How has having an in-house allergy program supported what you like most about practicing medicine? 
Patients are often seen same day and we can identify what they are allergic to

What additional advantages does your allergy program enable you to provide your patients? 
Able to offer allergy injections and avoid long term allergy medications.


What strategies does your team use to ensure the appropriate patients are referred to the lab?
Always seen at office first to ensure no active infection or need for referral to ENT.

In what ways has your practice benefited and grown as a result of your allergy program? 
Patients identified w/allergic rhinitis (proven) Additional treatment modality.

medicalDr. Burgos

How long has your practice been using the BioTek Labs allergy program? 
4 Years


How has having an in-house allergy program supported what you like most about practicing medicine? 
Being able to help patients who are not ready for surgery, to function with their allergy problems.


What additional advantages does your allergy program enable you to provide your patients? 
Convenience of having the abilities for care in our office


What strategies does your team use to ensure the appropriate patients are referred to the lab?
We give every new patient a Qulaity of Life Questionnaire and established patients get an update form

In what ways has your practice benefited and grown as a result of your allergy program? 
We are getting more patients calling and asking for allergy testing

medicalDr. Floyd

How long has your practice been using the BioTek Labs allergy program? 
Our practice has been using BioTek for 4 years


How has having an in-house allergy program supported what you like most about practicing medicine? 
It's very convenient for patients.

What additional advantages does your allergy program enable you to provide your patients? 
Flexibility for home allergy shots is invaluable to patients.


What strategies does your team use to ensure the appropriate patients are referred to the lab?
Failure of oral anti-histamines and nasal cold sprays are key indicators for a referral.

In what ways has your practice benefited and grown as a result of your allergy program? 
Our BioTek Clinician has a wonderful rapport with our patients and as a result our services and reputation has been enhanced.

medicalDr. Puri

How long has your practice been using the BioTek Labs allergy program? 
Since 12/2015


How has having an in-house allergy program supported what you like most about practicing medicine? 
It helps diagnose patients and provides treatment in a timely manner.


What additional advantages does your allergy program enable you to provide your patients? 
Convenience of having in-house treatment options.


What strategies does your team use to ensure the appropriate patients are referred to the lab?
Forms/Questionnaires about allergies and it's severity

In what ways has your practice benefited and grown as a result of your allergy program? 
It has brought in patients from the hospital and other facilities.

medicalDr. Pendley

How long has your practice been using the BioTek Labs allergy program? 
Our practice has been using BioTek for 3 years


How has having an in-house allergy program supported what you like most about practicing medicine? 
We are now able to provide a non-prescriptive plan to help improve our patients' health.

What additional advantages does your allergy program enable you to provide your patients? 
Long term plan for helping improve health.


What strategies does your team use to ensure the appropriate patients are referred to the lab?
Questionaires, physical exams, screening for possible allergy symptoms

In what ways has your practice benefited and grown as a result of your allergy program? 
Much more comprehensive health services for our patients

medicalDr. Page

How long has your practice been using the BioTek Labs allergy program? 
Since 7/2016


How has having an in-house allergy program supported what you like most about practicing medicine? 
It allows our office to offer extended therapies for allergy symptom management beyond conventional methods.


What additional advantages does your allergy program enable you to provide your patients? 
Same as above, as well as a higher regard for our clinic by patients and the medical community at large.


What strategies does your team use to ensure the appropriate patients are referred to the lab?
Allergy lab intro letters sent to patients with known allergies and/or asthma; symptom survey completed by patients at screening visits; banners and brochures

In what ways has your practice benefited and grown as a result of your allergy program? 
Many patients report better allergy control than ever, and the additonal revenue is being used to support staff salaries and facility improvements..

medicalDr. Bilasano

How long has your practice been using the BioTek Labs allergy program? 
3+ years


How has having an in-house allergy program supported what you like most about practicing medicine? 
It is complimentary to preventive care.

What additional advantages does your allergy program enable you to provide your patients? 
We are able to offer immunotherapy treatment in house


What strategies does your team use to ensure the appropriate patients are referred to the lab?
We use a screening questionnaire for all patients

In what ways has your practice benefited and grown as a result of your allergy program? 
Greatly improved continuity of care with our patients

medicalDr. Pean

How long has your practice been using the BioTek Labs allergy program? 
3 ½ years


How has having an in-house allergy program supported what you like most about practicing medicine? 
It has given me the chance to work independently


What additional advantages does your allergy program enable you to provide your patients? 
It allows me the opportunity to work 1 on 1 with my patients


What strategies does your team use to ensure the appropriate patients are referred to the lab?
MA’s screen patients when they do their vitals

In what ways has your practice benefited and grown as a result of your allergy program? 
A lot of patients are happy to know there is an alternative treatment for allergies.

medicalDr. Steiner

How long has your practice been using the BioTek Labs allergy program? 
2 years


How has having an in-house allergy program supported what you like most about practicing medicine? 
It allows us to offer enhanced services to our patients.

What additional advantages does your allergy program enable you to provide your patients? 
Greater level of patient care and services.


What strategies does your team use to ensure the appropriate patients are referred to the lab?
Consulting with our allergy tech regarding patients who have an upcoming appointment and flagging those patients for testing. Facebook posts.

In what ways has your practice benefited and grown as a result of your allergy program? 
The number of patients receiving immunotherapy has increased over the last 2 years; as has our bottom line.

medicalDr. Nawab

How long has your practice been using the BioTek Labs allergy program? 
We began the program in March of 2016.


How has having an in-house allergy program supported what you like most about practicing medicine? 
Helped provide better care to patients. One stop area for testing of patients who have transportation issues or anxiety of new places.


What additional advantages does your allergy program enable you to provide your patients? 
Having an in-house service added for allergy testing and immunotherpay treatment has enabled us to provide patients an improved quality of life with their care all under one roof.


What strategies does your team use to ensure the appropriate patients are referred to the lab?
Chart update form (allergy screener). We have patients fill out screener every 3 months. Annual physicals and sick visits(ear aches, sinus infections, rashes, etc)

In what ways has your practice benefited and grown as a result of your allergy program? 
It has helped provide better care to our patients. 

medicalDr. Hussain

How long has your practice been using the BioTek Labs allergy program? 
3 years


How has having an in-house allergy program supported what you like most about practicing medicine? 
The allergy lab has had a tremendous effect because I'm better able to treat my patients with allergy symptoms..


What additional advantages does your allergy program enable you to provide your patients? 
Having easy access to our allergy lab + having an allergy tech with knowledge of allergy testing and who is able to counsel the patients and their families.


What strategies does your team use to ensure the appropriate patients are referred to the lab?
Proper history taking of patients' symptoms and medication use as well as proper documentation.

In what ways has your practice benefited and grown as a result of your allergy program? 
Having an in-house allergy lab has created revenue and with our location, makes it easier for our patients to come in for assistance..

medicalDr. Shechtman

How long has your practice been using the BioTek Labs allergy program? 
3 1/2 Years


How has having an in-house allergy program supported what you like most about practicing medicine? 
We are able to diagnose and treat patients much more rapidly.


What additional advantages does your allergy program enable you to provide your patients? 
It allows us to provide a one stop treatment center with rapid results.


What strategies does your team use to ensure the appropriate patients are referred to the lab?
Using Chart updates forms, my clinical experience, and pamphlets.

In what ways has your practice benefited and grown as a result of your allergy program? 
We can now provide a service to the community that otherwise wouldn't be available to them.

medicalDr. West

How long has your practice been using the BioTek Labs allergy program? 
3+ years


How has having an in-house allergy program supported what you like most about practicing medicine? 
In-office presence. Take burden off our staff.


What additional advantages does your allergy program enable you to provide your patients? 
Fits perfectly in the integrated model we have established


What strategies does your team use to ensure the appropriate patients are referred to the lab?
Allergy office is up front. Signage. Every new patient and new appointment is asked about allergies.

In what ways has your practice benefited and grown as a result of your allergy program? 
The program actually works. Patients are happy with results, and it is done in a professional way which reflects well on the practice.

medicalDr. Greenfield

How long has your practice been using the BioTek Labs allergy program? 
Five Years


How has having an in-house allergy program supported what you like most about practicing medicine? 
It provides more in-house services. More hands on with patients.


What additional advantages does your allergy program enable you to provide your patients? 
Convenience of treatment, and provider to lab communications.


What strategies does your team use to ensure the appropriate patients are referred to the lab?
All physicians have EMR access and can easily refer patients by clicking a button. also using chart updates as new patients are checked in.


In what ways has your practice benefited and grown as a result of your allergy program? 
Patients prefer to have services provided at the same location with known staff rather than being referred to outside offices and other doctors.

medicalDr. Heigerick

How long has your practice been using the BioTek Labs allergy program? 
3 years


How has having an in-house allergy program supported what you like most about practicing medicine? 
I am able to provide better service for my patients.


What additional advantages does your allergy program enable you to provide your patients? 
Increase the number of patients who get immunized


What strategies does your team use to ensure the appropriate patients are referred to the lab?
Failure on combination of antihistamines/ pills, nasal spray and nasal steroid

In what ways has your practice benefited and grown as a result of your allergy program? 
Increased practice revenue and better patient service..

medicalDr. Silva

How long has your practice been using the BioTek Labs allergy program? 
Four Years


How has having an in-house allergy program supported what you like most about practicing medicine? 
Easy access to allergy testing


What additional advantages does your allergy program enable you to provide your patients? 
Precise results with multiple needle sticks in a prompt manner


What strategies does your team use to ensure the appropriate patients are referred to the lab?
Thorough screening and a minute detailed history and physical exams


In what ways has your practice benefited and grown as a result of your allergy program? 
Much less time spent trying to treat respiratory allergies. Once diagnosed and effectively treated, the patients and their families refer other patients to us .

medicalDr. Leonard

How long has your practice been using the BioTek Labs allergy program? 
4 1/2 years


How has having an in-house allergy program supported what you like most about practicing medicine? 
It is nice to not have to refer out all allergy patients to specialists.

What additional advantages does your allergy program enable you to provide your patients? 
It allows us to oversee another aspect of patient care in-house. 

What strategies does your team use to ensure the appropriate patients are referred to the lab?
Standard Biotek Labs referral strategies

In what ways has your practice benefited and grown as a result of your allergy program? 
We have definitely benefitted financially.

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Dr. Pai

How long have you practice been using the Biotek Labs allergy testing program?
2 Years

How has having an in-house allergy lab supported what you like most about practicing medicine?
Easy accessibility to allergy testing, especially while practicing medicine in a very hyper allergenic state like VA.

What additional advantages does you allergy lab enable you to provide to your patients?
Enables us to better coordinate care through teamwork

What strategies does your team use to ensure the appropriate patients are referred to the lab?
Detailed healthcare history of patients

In what ways has your practice benefited and grown as a result of your allergy lab?
Increased knowledge of allergy testing and allergens and improved teamwork

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