Columbo Asthma, Allergy and Immunology
Our office will reopen on June 3rd, 2020 initially with limited hours and mainly to accommodate patients who require allergy skin tests and, in selected situations, allergy injections. We will continue to offer telehealth visits (see below) during our usual office hours.
Our patients who are receiving allergy injections, including biologic agents, need to schedule their injections by calling us in advance. Such injections will be administered, during specific hours, at our Paoli office location and temporarily given in the parking area adjacent to that office. This is to limit our patients’ and our risk of infection.
During the current national emergency, our practice offers telemedicine services to our patients. In particular, your in-person office visit can be, if necessary and in frequent situations, temporarily replaced by a video call visit with Dr. Columbo using the doxy.me platform. This platform is HIPAA-compliant and can be used using Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox browsers only. Other browsers such as Internet Explorer, Edge, or other search engines cannot be used with doxy.me. You will type: doxy.me/drmcolumbo in your browser to begin your video call visit at the time of your appointment. If you experience problems with the internet connection, call our office for advice.
It appears that other, more popular video call platforms such as Skype and Facetime may be used temporarily for such virtual doctor visits during the current emergency although not HIPAA compliant. We will let you know if that is the case.
You can schedule your telemedicine visit by calling our office: 610-527-2000. Please make sure that you are able to access doxy.me on your computer before your video visit and your health insurance plan covers telehealth services. These services are covered by Medicare and most commercial plans. Your video visit will then be billed to your insurance in the usual fashion and deductibles will apply if required by your insurance plan. Payment plans are available, if requested. Some health insurance plans are waiving copays and deductibles during this national emergency.
Welcome to the website for Columbo Asthma, Allergy and Immunology. We see adult and pediatric patients at two Pennsylvania locations, in Bryn Mawr, and Paoli.
Dr. Columbo has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of asthma, allergic rhinitis (hay fever), non-allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, insect allergy, food allergy, drug allergy, eczema, contact dermatitis, urticaria and angioedema (hives and swelling), and latex allergy. He also treats patients with less common immunologic diseases such as autoimmune diseases and immunodeficiencies. Dr. Columbo has significant experience in designing and conducting clinical studies in asthma and rhinitis.
Patient services available in our practice include allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots and oral tablets for dust mite, grass and ragweed allergy), allergy testing for pollens, inhalants, foods, and drugs. Testing for contact agents such as chemicals, fragrances, and metals is also offered. Pulmonary function tests are available. Opportunities for participation in clinical studies may also be available. Patient educational material on allergic and immunologic diseases is offered both at our offices and on our website.
PATIENTS - PRESCHOOL AND UP
Dr. Columbo is trained in adult as well as pediatric allergy and welcome patients aged four and older.
We hope you find this website helpful in your
health care decisions. Please call us with questions or for an appointment.