Windom Allergy, Asthma, Sinus

What’s in the air?

What’s in the air?
People always ask, “my nose is running and I’m sneezing, what’s in the air?” The answer depends on where you live. Up north, the middle of August is the start of ragweed season, lasting until the first frost in the fall. Down here, we have ragweed as well, just not the high seasonal peak, but also other weeds, grasses, and the ever-present mold spores. And without a frost, we have most of these pollens year-round. Our only true seasonal allergen in Florida is tree pollen, mainly oak tree, that has an intense pollination period from February to April. Keep in mind,...

Back to School

Back to School
At Windom Allergy our doctors’ kids are going back to school and we hope yours are too.  Encountering contagious diseases is nothing new for school children, with several conditions being more dangerous than coronavirus in the pediatric population, e.g. influenza and meningitis. Kids with asthma typically flare with ‘colds’ and other viruses, but the current virus doesn’t appear to be any worse in those with asthma compared to those without it. Staying on regularly prescribed medications allow people with asthma to handle viruses and other obstacles in their path. One of the few positive effects of this pandemic period is the...

Staying on Track with Allergy Shots and OIT

Staying on Track with Allergy Shots and OIT
Thank goodness the dreaded virus is beginning to fade. Unfortunately, the allergy season continues to afflict us, as we drift from the February to April oak tree pollen to the grass and weed pollen seasons. If you’ve let your regular allergy shot visits lag because of the pandemic distraction, come on in and get caught up. For those of you on food oral immunotherapy (OIT), we’re open, safe, and ready for your dosing visits as well. We’re doing our best to make you feel normal again at Windom Allergy.

Supporting Local Restaurants

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We at Windom Allergy really appreciate our local restaurants and know these times are hard for them. From hot, delicious coffee (which COVID-19 can't live in!) from The Clever Cup and delicious lunches from The Serving Spoon, our local restaurants keep us going! Don't forget to get takeout from your local Mom and Pop favorites to support them. Just remember to transfer the food to a clean place, throw away the takeout packaging, and wash your hands before eating. Bon Appetit!  

COVID: Outdoor Time

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Want to enjoy your social distancing approved outdoor time without the sniffles and itching from the dreaded oak pollen? Never fear, Windom Allergy is here! We can help you enjoy the sunshine and fresh air with as little medications as possible through our awesome Telehealth Visits. Just give our office a call to schedule a virtual visit, and when it’s time for your appointment we will send you a text with a link to your visit. With just one click, you’ll be instantly connected with your favorite doctor (although we’re sure you love us all equally). And the best part? It...

COVID: Face Masks

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To our Windom Allergy Family, The CDC is now recommending the use of cloth face masks for the general public when going out for essential activities. Above is the Surgeon General’s video on how to make your own “no-sew” face mask. HOWEVER, it is important to know that these masks can create a false sense of security. The only mask that truly prevents you from catching COVID-19 is an N95 mask, which our brave healthcare workers on the front lines are in desperate need of (if you have any unused N95 mask, please consider donating them to Sarasota Memorial, Doctor’s Hospital,...

Allergies vs. COVID?

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Does every sneeze, cough, throat tickle, and runny nose send a chill down your spine and have you running for your thermometer? You’re definitely not alone seeing as this is one of our worst oak pollen seasons ever. That’s where the Windom Allergy Family has your back. With our awesome Telehealth visits, we can help ease your allergy vs. COVID fears from the comfort of your own home. Now easier than ever! We send a text message to your phone with a link to start your visit, as soon as you click it you are connected to one of our awesome...

Telemedicine

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To our Windom Allergy Family,
Our Telehealth visits have been going swimmingly! They have helped us to continue to care for your allergies during these uncertain times. We are now highly encouraging that all non-shot and non-OIT visits be switched over to telehealth. We would like to provide two very important updates regarding our Telehealth visits:
1. Telehealth visits are subject to your regular copay or deductible, just like a regular visit. Everything still goes through insurance.
2. We now have the ability to send you a text with a link to start your telehealth visit. You now will be able to see and talk with your doctor with one click!

COVID-19 Update - 4/1/20

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To Our Windom Allergy Family

We continue to always be available to our patients during this viral pandemic. Here is an update on office services:

TELEMEDICINE

We are seeing patients in the office, but for those preferring to stay home, we’re happy to arrange a telemedicine visit. Just let us know whether you want to come in or see us virtually when you call for an appointment or when we callyou to remind you about an upcoming appointment.

FOOD ORAL IMMUNOTHERAPY(OIT)

With fewer people in the office (doctors, nurses and other patients), it is a good time to keep up on your oral immunotherapy (OIT) dosing. Give us a call, text Wendy through OhMD, or writeus from your patient portal, telling us when you’d like to come in.

ALLERGY SHOTS

As above, with a less crowded office than usual, staying on top of your allergies with your regular allergy shot is a safe and simple process.We encourage our shot patients to park in the South parking lot, so they enter the door directly into the shot waiting room.If there are more than 3-4 people in the waiting room, you are welcome to sit outside on the porch and spend your 30 minutes looking for alligators in the creek.New hours: 8:30-4.

BIOLOGIC MEDICATION INJECTIONS & IMMUNOGLOBULIN THERAPY

Patients on biologic medications (Xolair, DupixentNucalaCinqair, and Fasenra) should maintain their current schedule. The same goes for our immunodeficiency patients receiving immunoglobulin replacement therapy.

FDA Alert: EpiPen auto-injector errors related to device malfunctions and user administration

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For all of our patients who have the EpiPen: FDA alerts patients and health care professionals of EpiPen auto-injector errors related to device malfunctions and user administration EpiPen 0.3 mg and EpiPen Jr 0.15 mg auto-injectors, and the authorized generic versions, may potentially have delayed injection or be prevented from properly injecting due to: Device failure from spontaneous activation caused by using sideways force to remove the blue safety release.Device failure from inadvertent or spontaneous activation due to a raised blue safety release.Difficulty removing the device from the carrier tube. For more information: FDA alerts patients and health care professionals of EpiPen...

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Office Hours
Mon  8:30 - 5:00
Tue  8:30 - 6:00
Wed  8:30 - 5:00
Thu  7:30 - 5:00
Fri  8:30 - 4:30
 
Shot Hours
Mon  8:30 - 5:00
Tue  8:30 - 6:00
Wed  8:30 - 4:30
Thu  7:30 - 4:30
Fri  8:30 - 4:00

 

 

 

 

Location
3570 S Tuttle Ave
Sarasota, FL . 34239
941-927-4888
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Food Allergy Center of Florida