Welcome to the new age of medicine. Although we are closing our physical offices temporarily, we will still be available to you using this new tool. Starting today, we will be available during office hours for TELEHEALTH visits via our AnyTime Pediatrics App. You can download the app (available to kids AND adults) and we will be doing our visits face to face on your cell phone or computer. Our practice code is 4271. Most insurances are now covering these visits and we will try to help you navigate this new platform.
The decision to close our physical offices is not a decision we made lightly. We take your personal health and safety very seriously as well as our own staff and their families. The benefits of doing a virtual visit outweighs the lack of our ability to do examination and testing in the office at this time. Call us and we will set up a convenient appointment that you can do right at home! If you already have a visit scheduled we can switch that to a televisit, but you must register on the app as well and call to confirm. The phones may be busy so kindly leave a message and we will call you back as soon as we are able.
At this time we will be suspending all food and medication challenges, oral immunotherapy, allergy shots, and in-office visits. If you are on a biologic injectable medication given in our office please call us so we can help put a plan in place. We understand this can be very frustrating for all of you but we could never predict the extent this has already impacted our communities.
Know that we are thinking of you and hoping you stay healthy and strong. Remember to take care of your mental and physical health and model good behavior for your children during this time of stress. We look forward to seeing you online until we can meet again in person.
Drs. Kreiner, Ahmad, Strauss, and The Strauss Allergy and Asthma Staff
Strauss Allergy & Asthma is an allergy, immunology, and pulmonary practice based in Westbury and Commack, New York. Our practice includes allergists Dr. Raphael (Ralph) Strauss, M.D. and Robyn Kreiner, M.D., and a pediatric pulmonologist and sleep specialist Khalid Ahmad, MD. We have nurse practitioners’, Lori Chodash and Christine Marren and registered nurse, Kaitlin Ambrico. Appointments are available in Westbury and Commack, New York.
Allergists and immunologists are trained to treat, diagnose, and manage asthma and allergies, whether they are related to or caused by foods, environmental factors (such as pollen, dust, mites, or pets), drugs, or topical substances. Conditions that an allergist commonly treats include the following:
Symptoms of asthma may include frequent coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath.
We can also help determine the cause and assign the appropriate treatment for common allergic symptoms such as sneezing, nasal congestion, itchy eyes, and hives.
A pediatric pulmonologist diagnoses and treats children, up to age 26, who have lung and respiratory issues, including asthma, allergies and more involved conditions affecting the lungs.
A sleep specialist can treat patients of all ages who are experiencing sleep issues, due to apnea, poor sleep hygiene/habits, or related issues.
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