Jane (fictitious name, of course because of HIPPA regulations) is now 56 years old and just last year was diagnosed with #asthma. She thought, “no big deal, there are plenty of inhalers for me to use so I don’t wheeze”. Little did she know that 2019 would put her in the hospital 3 times and multiple visits to the emergency room because of asthma. In fact, she even missed her grandson’s graduation from kindergarten because of her asthma. Now if that doesn’t motivate you, nothing will! Continue reading New medications for Asthma–are we at the end of the line?
As an allergist in Tulsa, the myths that surround asthma, food allergy, hives, hay fever abound and patients often come in to the office telling ME what they are allergic to or how to fix the problem. Let me give you some examples:
Several months ago, I asked you what was missing from your treatment of #allergy. To my surprise, 50% of respondents wanted more information on food allergy, compared to only 36% who wanted cheaper medications for their #asthma. So I listened and here are some stories I find interesting about food allergy. Please share your stories with me by adding your comments at the end of this blog. Unfortunately, people don’t really think food allergy is a real health problem. Continue reading Give Me Your Stories About Food Allergy
Tulsa has often been chided as the “Oklahoma step child” in comparison to Oklahoma City, but I think this article refutes that myth.
#Oklahoma boasts a low cost of living, and #physicians responding to the Medscape survey also reported high incomes: an average of $304,000. At 8.5%, the average state and local tax burden is well below the national average of 9.8%.
The following YouTube video describes a process called “Rush Immunotherapy” conducted in Ohio. It’s now a more common way to deliver #allergy shots and reduces the total number of shots required to achieve clinical relief from your #allergies. Some caveats about #RUSH Immunotherapy need to be included and your bullet list is below the video.
I would make the following corrections to this video:
1. Unfortunately, you can’t answer all questions about immunotherapy (allergy shots) in a 3 minute news clip.
Believe it or not the pollen season is just around the corner–6 weeks to be exact.
Want to know how to improve your make-up skills during allergy season? Look at this YouTube:
Here’s the article link. Early allergy in Tulsa! Look at Tulsa which is in the “high” range for this Spring’s pollen count!
Great article in Saturday’s paper on mold identification and how to treat. Many misconceptions about mold! I will be using this information as a resource for patients with suspected mold allergy or exposure.
Let’s take a break from eosinophilic esophagitis (I was hoping you would say that!)–I’ll resume that tomorrow.
The following video is exciting news for Tulsa. Dr. Kendrick has been very instrumental in bringing this new technology to this community. Thanks for your hard work.
What this means is better communication between doctors and hospitals. Only a better outcome for everyone!
Very thought provoking article on regulating illness by Jay Cronley. It makes good sense Jay! see the full article here. Don’t sneeze on me!