Asthma and Allergy Specialists

  • New Shingles Vaccine

    Do you know anyone who has had shingles?  If so, you know how miserable the skin and nerve ending condition can make you for weeks to months.  Shingles is the reactivation of childhood chickenpox, occurring at any age in adults, but most commonly after age 50.  There is no effective treatment for shingles, but there […]

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    Don’t let allergies and asthma ruin your holiday cheer!

    Holiday travel, gatherings and decorations can be problematic for those with allergies and asthma. Here are a few tips on how to avoid potential triggers: Travel.  Allergies to pet dander and dust mite are worse during the winter when there is less ventilation. Pet allergen can be carried in the air, on clothes and in […]

  • back to school

    Back to school advice from Windom Allergy

    Back to school – With school back in session, here at Windom Allergy that means, bring on the contagious respiratory diseases.  Once one child has a ‘cold’, the rest of the class is sure to follow.  Kids with asthma are hit the hardest since viral infections almost always trigger asthma attacks.  Throw in all the […]

  • Asthma and Allergy Specialists

    Getting to know Robynn Pannell

    Born in Sarasota, FL.  Attended Phillippi Shores Elementary, Brookside Middle and Riverview High School.  Graduated High School in 1990, Manatee Community College in 1992 and University of Central Florida in 1995. I have known my husband since 1989 and although he went to Fruitville Elementary, McIntosh Middle and Sarasota High, we have been married since […]

  • National Appointments!

    Dr. Windom was appointed to a 2-year term as Vice-Chair of the Practice, Diagnostics and Therapeutics committee and the same position for the Ethics Committee of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology.

  • Karen Brown

    Getting to Know Karen Brown

    I have been with Windom Allergy for the past 15 years! I started as an office nurse doing skin testing. In the past several years I’ve been the allergy shot nurse, making the serum and getting patients approved for special medications. I am now happily semi-retired, working 2-3 days a week. I met my husband […]

  • Gerard Marselisi

    Getting to know Gerard Marsalis

    Born 1967 Bronx, NY then raised in Westchester county NY.  Moved to Florida at the age of 21 when my parents retired.  Started my Medical career as an EMT at Bayfront Med. Center E.R. in 1990.   Graduated Nursing school with National Honors.  Received  Nurse of the year award my first year as a nurse […]

  • What Are Hives?

    Hives (Urticaria) HIVES: Hives have been referred to as welts, nettle rash, and by physicians, urticaria. They are raised areas of your skin that are warm, very itchy and red. They can suddenly appear anywhere on the body and last a few hours or as long as 48 hours. Lesions that are painful/tender and last […]

  • Anaphylaxis

    Almost any substance can trigger an anaphylactic reaction, but the most common offending agents are foods, drugs and insect stings. Less common triggers are latex and exercise. In the United States penicillin is the most common culprit among antibiotics, resulting in anaphylactic death in 100 cases per year. Insect stings from honeybees, wasps, yellow jackets, […]

  • Learn more about Wendy Rich

    Wendy Rich I was born and raised in South Florida and have been living in Sarasota for two years.  I have lived in Northern California and Houston but definitely consider Florida my home!!!! My hobbies include watching CNN, Food Network, cooking, listening to music and going to concerts and Broadway shows. But my favorite all […]