POLLEN SEASON STILL GOING STRONG
You can feel the pollen in the air! Grass pollen and mold spores are prevalent now. If you have temporarily stopped your shots, it is a good time to restart so you are not miserable. Just call the office to schedule and we can restart shots this week.
NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO SCHEDULE UPDATE VISIT FOR CHILDREN GOING BACK TO SCHOOL
This month is the best time to schedule your child’s update visit prior to going back to school. We can retest for food and other allergies if needed and fill out all necessary school forms.
ALLERGY SHOT HOTLINE BACK OPEN
We have reopened the allergy shot hotline so that allergy shots can be easily scheduled. Please see the appointments page for current shot hours. If you haven’t had a shot in a while, please still call the main office number to schedule.
CORONAVIRUS VACCINE UPDATE
It appears that the COVID vaccines are easily available now in CT. Some locations such as the Lord and Taylor site are allowing people to show up without any appointment. They are giving a choice of vaccine.
If you tend to have reactions to vaccines or have ever had a severe reaction to any substance, we suggest receiving the vaccine in an established healthcare facility, however.
If you are concerned about having an allergic reaction to the vaccine, please schedule a telehealth or office visit with us. We are skin testing for allergy to polyethylene glycol (PEG) in our office as this is the major ingredient in the COVID vaccine which is causing the allergic reactions. While testing for PEG is not 100% sensitive, it can help in your decision making as to which vaccine you should get. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines contain PEG. The J&J does not.
Our offices are open for all allergy and asthma services. We are also offering telehealth services. You can perform the visit on your laptop computer if equipped with a camera. Please remember that telehealth visits are more limited than office visits as certain aspects of the physical examination cannot be performed. Telehealth visits can be performed for all the usual problems such as sinusitis, bronchitis, asthma, allergies, etc.
We are the largest provider of allergy and asthma care in the greater Stamford area. We provide services to the surrounding towns of Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan, Wilton, Westport, Norwalk, and all of Fairfield County as well as the rest of Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. In practice since 1991, our allergists take pride in accurate diagnostic testing and expert treatment. Patient satisfaction and comfort are important to us. Our professional and caring nurses and office staff ensure that you will not be kept waiting for your appointment. Our physicians have consistently been listed as BEST DOCTORS in Connecticut and the New York metropolitan region.
In addition to being Board Certified in Allergy & Immunology, our physicians are also Board Certified in their respective fields of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. This means that our physicians have had the same training as Primary Care doctors such as Internists and Pediatricians prior to specializing in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Using this knowledge we can put allergic conditions into the larger perspective of a patient’s general health. We are able to care for patients from early childhood to the elderly with a range of uncomplicated to the complex medical issues faced today such as heart disease, diabetes, pulmonary disease, and other illnesses.
Oral Challenges for foods or medications
Patch Testing for contact allergies
Immune testing for immunodeficiency