asthma and allergy

Hurricane Irma has brought lots of wind, rain, and storm surges throughout our region. This can lead to worsening allergies and asthma due to the spread of mold spores and increased levels of pollen in the air. For those that have lost power, they no longer have the protection of air conditioning with its filtering of…

allergy-specialists

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

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…

asthma and allergy specialists

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

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

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…

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…

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,…

At the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology in Atlanta March 2-5, 2017, Dr. Windom was awarded with the Training Program Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award for his 25 years of service to the medical students and allergy trainees at the University of South Florida.

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…

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