Tollgate Allergy & Asthma has been located on Toll Gate Road in Warwick since 1998 when it was founded by Dr Robert Settipane. It is affiliated with the Allergy and Asthma Centers, which are long established and well respected office-based practices located throughout Rhode Island.
We are committed to providing our patients with the best and most up to date allergy and asthma care available. Dr. Robert Settipane and Dr. Alan Gaines treat adults, children and adolescents for a wide range of allergic problems.
We offer allergy skin testing to:
Blood Testing is also available for some allergens
Tollgate Allergy & Asthma is dedicated to working with our patients and their families to minimize the effects of allergies and related diseases and to improve their quality of life. A major emphasis is placed on the identification and reduction of environmental allergens that may be contributing to symptoms. As board-certified allergists, we work with you to devise an individualized treatment plan that could also include the judicious use of prescription and over-the-counter medications and allergy vaccines.
The initial allergy visit can take up to two hours. At this visit, you will be asked to fill out registration forms and history forms, You may fill out these forms ahead of time by downloading and printing the forms from our forms page.
You will meet with the doctor to discuss your condition. Depending on your symptoms, we may have you perform a breathing test (spirometry) to measure your lung function. We may perform allergy skin tests, which is why we ask you to be off of antihistamines for at least 4-5 days (as antihistamines may cause the skin test to be inaccurate). Following the testing, you will meet with the doctor to review these test results. Sometimes, we may order additional tests such as x-rays or blood tests as necessary. We will discuss a treatment plan which may include reviewing how to avoid the allergic triggers which may be exacerbating your symptoms. We often discuss which medications might be helpful and how best to use them. A follow-up appointment will often be scheduled to determine if you are getting adequate relief from this plan, and whether the plan needs to be adjusted.