If you are a board certified allergist interested in joining our Private Practice OIT Allergist List (TM), please provide the following information for your personal Listing on www.oit101.org.
If you are interested in comprehensive education with one of our Physician-Educators, please include that information in the Message Box below. Only our Founder, Liseetsa Mann, trusted web technician, and physician-educator will have access to your information. Liseetsa will contact one of our OIT Providers on your behalf but the doctor-to-doctor relationship you establish with them is your own. She is not privy to any potential costs or agreements that you arrange.
If you are already offering OIT to your patients, she will call you directly. It is usually suggested that you speak with at least 2 doctors on our List to make sure we are all on the same page with your treatment methodology and procedures. Example: If you are injecting patients with peanut protein, we are not comfortable referring you to our members. You might be an excellent physician, but that’s not something we can consider at this time.
During the call with Liseetsa, she will ask why you are offering OIT at this time and discuss safety procedures. You will be invited to join several private groups established for doctors dating back to 2010 when she started the Private Practice OIT Allergist List.
With the growing interest in OIT, and her time split between members, current and potential doctors, Facebook support groups, website maintenance, and her own family, it may be a few weeks before you are contacted. You will be contacted in the order in which she receives your request.
These are the best ways to make this process go faster:
1. Submit your CV in a google doc without formatting. It will transfer easier into the web editor and she will format it for you.
2. Submit your profile picture in a 200 x 300 pixel size. Free software can be downloaded to edit your photo at https://www.irfanview.com/ Open your file in Irfanview. Under IMAGE->Resize (or Control R). Size needs to be in PIXELS, 200 width by 300 height. Make sure “preserve aspect ratio” box is checked. Sometimes you have to CROP to get the proportions right. To CROP, drag your mouse over the photo and select the size you want. Then select EDIT-> CROP. Then SAVE AS a JPG file to your computer. FILE->SAVE AS (Control S). Then upload it into this form.
Recommended dimensions for profile pictures on TWITTER are 400 x 400 pixels. Feel free to upload more than one photo.
You may also upload any photo of your staff/patients, testimonials, etc… as long as you have their signed waiver of consent to appear in media publications. These images may appear on OIT101, OIT Works, or the OIT Society sites but will always stay connected with your exclusive profile. Only your profile photo will be shared on Twitter or our Facebook groups.
3. Write a message to our members and the people who will view your profile on our websites as they consider becoming your patients. Tell them what safety protocols you have in place and the efforts you have taken to provide excellent care to them or their loved ones. Who do they contact if there is a situation after hours? What ages are you comfortable treating? Are you flexible if they cannot travel every two weeks to your office for an increase of their dose? Who should they ask for when they call your office? Do you have a specific contact person who handles OIT patients? Those details help potential patients get a feeling of what to expect before calling your office.
4. After we add you to our List, your office may experience an increase of calls from potential patients. Inform the people who answer your phones how to receive these calls. If you are creating a wait-list, have the caller forward their medical records to see if they are a good candidate for treatment. Let them get the ball rolling. Do not give out any financial information or billing codes until you have established a patient-physician relationship with the caller. We do not allow any posts regarding finances or insurance in our groups. That is strictly confidential information between you and your patients. You might be contacted by people who are collecting information for their own entrepreneurial purposes with no intention of becoming your patients. Help your staff determine the appropriate information to share with all callers. If people become indignant, you don’t want them as OIT patients anyway. We don’t want to overwhelm your receptionists. They are the first point of contact and gatekeepers to you and treatment.
By joining our Private Practice OIT Allergists List, you agree to keep the highly privileged material submitted by our members and your colleagues confidential. All content in our Facebook groups and other social media platforms, websites, and private email group, is protected intellectual property. No one may copy, transfer, distribute any text, images, audio, or video, or commercialize our data without the written permission of the creator/author.
We are constantly upgrading our sites and perfecting our methods of adding qualified allergists. We appreciate your interest, patience, and suggestions of how we can help.