When you have questions regarding your allergy or asthma, give us a call during our office hours Monday thru Friday. If we are unable to speak with you at that exact time, leave a message so we may call you promptly with a response. Some questions can be answered over the phone, while others will require an appointment. Refill requests will be processed only during office hours. If you have a billing question, call 605-335-1952.
E-mail should not be used if your problem is urgent-rather, call us. We try to check the e-mails daily, but cannot guarantee this. Further, e-mail may not be confidential. If you use e-mail, you are giving permission for the release of your medical information that is included in the e-mails. If you have privacy concerns about the information-call us or speak to us in person.
If you are having a severe allergic emergency, call 911 or go directly to the Emergency Room. For less severe urgent allergic issues, you can call our regular phone number and the allergist on call will return your call.
Remember, our goal is to prevent your allergy or asthma symptoms. Starting your action plan or giving us a call/visit early is usually better than waiting until it is a crisis. Acting as a team, we can help keep your allergies and asthma under control.
HOW TO GUIDE FOR PATIENT TO HELP
MANAGE SYMPTOMS OF EOSINOPHILIC
Eosinophilic esophagitis is a disease that affects the esophagus. The best evidence now points to a sensitivity or allergy to certain ingested foods as its cause. Dr. Bubak, of Dakota Allergy and Asthma, in conjunction with Paul Bubak and Melissa Olson, has written a dietary program that helps patients adjust their diet to identify what allergen is causing their condition. The book, A Six Food Family Avoidance Diet for Eosinophilic Esophagitis, provides a month of healthy, complete meal plans to eliminate potential allergens.