I would like to personally welcome you to our website! Thank you for considering our practice to address your allergy and asthma related health issues. We provide our very personalized, specialty care to patients of all ages...adult and pediatric. We evaluate, diagnose and treat food allergies, nasal allergies, insect allergies, asthma, hay fever, hives, chronic cough, eczema, sinusitus and many other conditions. We perform an extensive number of test procedures to include allergy skin testing, pulmonary function testing and food and drug challenges.
Good health should be the top priority for all of us. The greatest reward of practicing medicine is helping patients overcome their illnesses so they can enjoy life to the maximum.
I invite you to take a few moments to browse through our website, and learn more about our doctors, our staff and what we can do to help you.
My staff and I wish you good health. And remember, we want you to.... "Breathe Easy"!
Dr. William Silvers awarded Top Doc listing in 5280 magazine for 11 years.
Dr. Silvers selected for National Top Doctor list for Allergy and Immunology by US News & World Report, in Partnership with Castle Connolly, making him one of the top 10 percent of this region’s physicians.
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Do You Know the Right Way to Cover Your Cough? Using your hand to cover your cough is considered a big no-no. Be a good flu fighter and always cough or sneeze into the elbow or use a tissue. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth and wash your hands with soap and water often. Teach your kids to be good flu fighters too.
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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.
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.
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.