In regards to the COVID Vaccine, Dr. Strauss, Dr. Kreiner, and Dr. Ahmad strongly recommend getting the vaccine as the benefits outweigh any potential risks.
Allergic reactions to vaccines are rare and treatable.
A history of allergic reactions is NOT a contraindication.
It is NOT a live vaccine. You cannot get COVID from the vaccine.
There are no animal or food proteins or preservatives in it.
Please see “Dr. Strauss Talks COVID Vaccine” which is on our website under Patient Education.
If you still have other concerns and would like to discuss it with a doctor, please arrange a telemedicine visit.
We are seeing patients with telemedicine and in person based on your needs.
For office visits, it is important that you fill out the Covid screening questionnaire. IF you suspect Covid, do not come to the office, do a telemedicine visit.
Allergy shot and biologic injection patients will be given a specific appointment time. If the patient is a child or needs assistance, only one adult may accompany them and must also wear a mask. All will be checked for fever and turned away if temperature is elevated.
We strongly suggest starting with a telemedicine visit first. Many problems can be handled this way and is more convenient. If the clinician determines you need an exam or testing, you will come to the office and the visit will be quicker and more focused. We are following appropriate Covid hygiene protocols for the safety of all.
Spirometry and lung function tests. We are scheduling these now. You will be required to get a Covid test within 5 days of the procedure or do a rapid Covid test at the office. Payment for the test is a patient responsibility if not covered by insurance.
Food oral immunotherapy/desensitization– is available. Please note that this is NOT covered by insurance in our practice. Please contact us if you are interested in this program.
Your safety is our main concern. If you have questions or suggestions, please ask.
Wishing you and your families well
– Drs. Kreiner, Strauss, Ahmad, Sussman and the Staff of Strauss Allergy and Asthma Division of Allied Physicians Group
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.
We hope you find this website helpful and ask that you bookmark this page for your future reference. Please contact us with questions or to request an appointment.
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