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At the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology annual meeting in Atlanta last November, I was inducted into the Board of Regents. Three allergists were chosen nationally for a 3 year term to lead this organization, dedicated to the practicing allergists and their patients. It is with great appreciation to my mentors, my staff, my colleagues, and my patients that I step up to this national leadership position.
But, most importantly, we continue to dedicate ourselves to our patients with state of the art care that we continue to refine. My associate, Dr Diane Napoli, has introduced drug desensitization and oral food challenges to our practice, and is at the top of her game after an illustrious 20 year career in the US Air Force, with continuing full commitment to her patients.
So, for all your allergy, asthma, and immunology healthcare needs, we are here for you, dedicated to the finest quality, evidence based, creative, and cost effective care possible.
My staff and I wish you good health.
And remember, we want you to.... "Breathe Easy"!
"Dr. Bill" Silvers
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HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!
In observance of the holiday we will be closed on Friday, July 3rd. We wish everyone a wonderful and festive celebration.
This holiday don't let allergies and asthma spoil the fun. Click on the link below for holiday specific advice and information from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI),
How Can We Help You?
| ||Nasal/Environmental Allergies |
Nasal allergies may also be referred to as hay fever or allergic rhinitis. This is an allergic reaction to elements in the environment, such as tree, grass and weed pollens, pet dander, molds and cockroaches. Individuals that are allergic to pollens may only be symptomatic at certain times of the year. People allergic to indoor allergens, such as mold, may experience symptoms all the time. Click here to read more.
| ||Asthma |
Asthma is a chronic lung disease in which the lining of the airways becomes inflamed and swollen and muscle spasms restrict the flow of air to the lungs. It is a relatively common condition and the incidence of the disease has grown in recent years. Currently, it is estimated that close to 15 million Americans have asthma. Children account for a significant
portion of asthmatics. Asthmatic and allergic disorders rank at the top of childhood diseases. Click here to read more.
| ||Animal Allergies |
Pets can cause problems to allergic patients in several ways. Their dander, or skin flakes, as well as their saliva and urine, can cause an allergic reaction. The animal hair is not considered to be an allergen as many people believe. However, the hair or fur can collect pollen, dust, mold and other allergens which can cause additional allergic reactions. Click here
to read more.
| ||Food Allergies |
For an individual that has food allergies, enjoying a peanut butter sandwich can cause reactions that range from mild to severe, including a life threatening allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. Reactions can appear within minutes after consumption or after several hours. Click here
to read more.
| ||Hives, Itch, Itch |
Approximately 20% of the population will experience hives at some point in their lives. The medical term for hives is urticaria. Hives can form anywhere on the body and can vary greatly in size. They can be painful and embarrassing for many people, especially children. Typically, a person will experience itching first, followed by the development of red, raised welts on the skin. Click here to read more.