Arnold S. Kirshenbaum, M.D. Todd Wilson, D.O. Neshat Tebyanian, CRNP Elaine Bundy, CRNP Nancy Moye, CRNP Darlene Hinds, CRNP
Tamara Santos RD, LD
For over 20 years now, our expert and professional staff have provided quality care in all aspects of allergy and asthma care to children and adults of all ages. Patients having stuffiness (congestion), runny nose (rhinorrhea), itchy red, watery eyes (conjunctivitis), sneezing, coughing, headaches and postnasaldrainage may have allergies instead of a viral infection. Allergies to pollens or dust may be mild, cause sinus infections (sinusitis), and trigger asthma (obstructive airway disease) with shortness of breath and chest tightness. In rare cases, allergies may cause a life-threatening drop in blood pressure, shortness of breath and unconsciousness, a condition known as anaphylaxis. Allergies, especially food, cosmetics, jewelry and medications, may cause common allergic skin rashes such as eczema (atopic dermatitis), contact dermatitis, hives (urticaria) and swelling (angioedema).
Patients having seasonal allergies (allergic rhinitis), year-round allergies (perennial rhinitis), asthma, sinusitis, and allergic skin disorders are evaluated with the most up-to-date skin surface (prick) or under the skin (intradermal) testing, or by blood RAST testing to find out their pollen, mold, dust or foodallergies. This same testing can also be ordered for patients with possible drug or bee-sting allergies. Patients may require xray screening (computerized CT or conventional) of their sinuses or chest, and these films will be reviewed with patients or parents on-line in the office, to educate and treat conditions. Our offices also offer flexible rhinoscopy, a 30 minute procedure and option to xrays which allows direct visualization of the nose, sinuses, throat and vocal cords for any evidence of infection, inflammation and acid reflux.
Special care and time is given to all patients with complicated allergy-sinusitis-asthma conditions. Once a patient has been fully diagnosed, our providers will prescribed treatments using the most up-to-date medications, including but not limited to, nasal sprays, oral antihistamines-decongestants, inhalers, and topical preparations. Many of our patients start allergy injections (immunotherapy). Immunotherapy is a vaccine which is as close to a cure as possible, enables patients to overcome and best control their symptoms, and most importantly, reduce or even discontinue their medications. For some patients, immunotherapy has been the only treatment to help them achieve normal lives.
New appointments can be made by filling out our Registration and Questionnaire PDF files found at http://allergyhealthcare.com/becomeapatient.html and emailing or faxing, or by calling our front desk Glen Burnie or Bowie Office staff. We participate with all major insurance plans. We ask that patients arrive early for their appointments and notify the offices 24 hours in advance of an unexpected cancellation, to allow for others to make appointments. Every effort will be made to accommodate patientsí» schedules and appointment times.