Allergy and Asthma Associates of Westchester  
     
     
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Welcome

Our practice is committed to providing the highest quality care for our patients. We offer personalized attention in a friendly, courteous environment.

Allergy/Immunology; Pediatric Allergy
Our practice deals exclusively with allergic
diseases of children and adults, including:
asthma, nasal allergies, sinus problems, food
reactions, hives, and drug sensitivities.

We specialize exclusively in allergic diseases of children and adults. This includes patients with asthma, hayfever, sinus problems, hives, eczema, food sensitivities and drug reactions.
The most useful tool for an allergy specialist is a detailed history of the patient's problems. Therefore, adequate time is devoted (usually 30-60 minutes) for an initial visit of a new patient to our office. This examination will include a comprehensive allergy history and physical exam.
Allergy skin testing is generally not done on the first visit since they are an elective procedure, and we don?t recommend them for all patients. If skin testing is appropriate, however, this useful procedure (which is usually not painful) is performed in one or two sessions. At the end of the last testing session, we will summarize the results of skin testing and other diagnostic tests.
Recommended treatment of allergic conditions may include medication, avoidance of allergic substances and allergy injections. The choice of treatment depends upon the severity of an individuals? condition and the results of testing. Allergy injections can be very helpful(even invaluable) for many patients, but they are an elective procedure, and we don?t recommend them for all patients. We do however insist that patients wait at least 20 minutes after their shots to ensure safety.
Our office is committed to strict quality control in all of our procedures. We regularly standardize all diagnostic tests by running appropriate controls and recalibrating our equipment. All members of the office staff are committed to a high standard of professionalism. All of the doctors are active in local and national allergy societies. We regularly attend conferences in our field. The nurses (who are RNs) and the receptionists also participate in continuing education programs.