Our Mission is to Keep You Safe

We are all tired of waiting this pandemic out. We’ve done our best to social distance, to don masks, to maintain a Covid-free zone while we on-line teach our children and Zoom call our friends and family. Bottom line, we have endured. But that doesn’t mean we let our guard down. The Covid-19 virus continues to ravage our community. With that in mind, we want all our patients to know the extra measures we take daily to safeguard their health. What to Expect When You Arrive Before you step inside our office, your temperature will be checked with a no-contact…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Audiology, Blog, Cosmetic Surgery, Dermatology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Hand Surgery, News & Events, Plastic Surgery, Skincare & Laser

ASC is Now Offering Treatment for Macadamia Nut Allergies

Advanced Specialty Care's Food Oral Immunotherapy Program is expanding once again! Our Allergists are excited to offer Macadamia nut oral immunotherapy (OIT); another addition to our growing list foods available for allergy desensitization. Macadamia nuts are a type of tree nut and while nut allergies are common, Macadamia nut allergy likely accounts for less than 5% of all tree nut allergies. The most common tree nut allergies are cashew, pistachio, walnut and pecan which is why our oral immunotherapy program started with cashew and walnut. Cashew immunotherapy usually also protects against pistachio allergy and walnut usually also protects against pecan…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog

Immunologist Dr. Yogen Dave Shares Tips on Boosting Your Immune System

Allergist and Immunologist, Dr. Yogen Dave, and other Connecticut healthcare professionals, recently discussed "Tried-and-true principles are the best defense against sickness" for Connecticut Magazine's October 2020 edition. With flu and cold season knocking on our door, the medical experts shared everything from exercise and diet to supplements and meditation as ways to improve your immune system and ward off illness. Dr. Dave, who also specializes in asthma care, advocated regular exercise as one of the most effective lifestyle practices to promote your immune system health. According to an extensive exercise study, the participants that exercised during the study had 43%…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog, Dr. Yogen Dave, News & Events

Top 7 Food Allergy Questions

A reaction to food, whether due to a food allergy or food intolerance, can be scary and confusing. Dr. Neetu Godhwani, an allergist and immunologist at Advanced Specialty Care, shares and answers some of the most common food allergy questions she receives from patients. Follow along as Dr. Godhwani explains food allergy vs food intolerance, child vs adult food allergies, common reactions, treatments and more! What is the difference between a food allergy vs a food intolerance? A food allergy occurs when the immune system overreacts to a specific food with an abnormal response. The symptoms for an immediate type…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog, Dr. Neetu Godhwani, Dr. Neetu Godhwani

COVID-19 and Loss of Smell

The COVID-19, or Corona Virus, Pandemic has had a devastating impact on the entire world population. This respiratory virus readily infects humans through droplets transmitted through the nose, mouth and conjunctiva of the eyes causing symptoms such as fever, headache, and cough and in some cases death due to severe lower respiratory compromise and multi-system failure. Unfortunately, because this is a new strain of Coronavirus previously not seen in humans and there is not enough history with the illness at this time to chart out results further than 6 months, the full scope of symptoms and potential long-term effects to…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog, Ear, Nose & Throat

Is Allergy Season Getting Worse?

It’s true, allergy season really is getting worse each year! Research has shown that since 2016, allergy season has gotten increasingly worse each year and the trend is continuing in 2020. But what’s behind the surge in pollen production? Many experts are pointing to climate change as the cause. As temperatures rise, allergy season increases in duration which means pollen producing plants stick around for much longer than in years’ past, especially Ragweed which is one of the biggest culprits of allergy symptoms. Additionally, scientists have discovered that when plants are exposed to increased levels of carbon dioxide (CO2), they…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog

ASC's COVID-19 Practice & Patient Safety Measures

Advanced Specialty Care's COVID-19 Practice & Patient Safety Measures The coronavirus crisis has touched upon most everyone in our world and at Advanced Specialty Care we have both been monitoring recommendations and proactively implementing protective measures for our patients and our staff. Your well being is our top priority and we are dedicated to ensuring you have access to specialty healthcare services including including ENT, Allergy, Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery and Audiology care when you need them. We have remained open to continue to service our community and to help reduce the strain on hospitals and Emergency Rooms during…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Audiology, Blog, Cosmetic Surgery, Dermatology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Hand Surgery, News & Events, Plastic Surgery, Skincare & Laser

Now Offering Telehealth Appointments

Now Offering Telehealth Appointments at Advanced Specialty Care See a Specialist without leaving your home with Telehealth Appointments Your health and well being are our number one priority and in order to better serve you, we are pleased to announce that we are now offering Telehealth Appointments where appropriate at Advanced Specialty Care. Advanced Specialty Care is providing televisits, where appropriate, for routine and urgent appointments for both new and existing patients. Telehealth appointments are available for new and existing patients by video and by phone. Click here to schedule your telehealth appointment today! What is a Telehealth Appointment? A Telehealth…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog, Cosmetic Surgery, Dermatology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Hand Surgery, News & Events, Plastic Surgery, Skincare & Laser

Hand Washing 101

Hand Washing 101 Hand washing is one of the most important and effective steps you can take to reduce your chances of getting sick and to reduce the spread of germs to others. Here's a brief refresher on proper hand washing and the use of hand sanitizers, courtesy of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Germs can get into the body through our eyes, nose, and mouth and make us sick. Hand washing with soap removes germs from hands and helps prevent sickness. Studies have shown that hand washing can prevent 1 in 5 respiratory infections, such as…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Audiology, Blog, Cosmetic Surgery, Dermatology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Hand Surgery, News & Events, Plastic Surgery, Skincare & Laser

FDA Approved Peanut Allergy Treatment

FDA Approved Peanut Allergy Treatment The FDA recently approved Palforzia, a drug developed by biopharmaceutical company Aimmune Therapeutics, to treat peanut allergies. Though this is the first FDA-approved drug of its kind, the science and methodology behind it is nothing new. In fact, several practices, including Advanced Specialty Care, have been successfully offering food allergy desensitization, or Oral Immunotherapy, for many years but that doesn’t make the FDA approval any less significant. The approval of an Oral Immunotherapy product is exciting news for Allergists and Immunologists as this further validates and recognizes the success and benefits of this treatment and…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog
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