Allergy & Asthma Associates
Allergy and Asthma Associates of Reno has been serving Northern Nevada and California since 1974. We believe that as physicians our one primary responsibility is to our patients. We will provide excellent care for your allergies or asthma to the best of our abilities.
We accept most insurance plans and we offer cash patients a 25% discount.
Allergies affect up to 20 percent of the population and are caused by an over-reaction of the body’s immune system. People inherit their increased ability to become allergic. However, what they are allergic to in the environment depends on the intensity and the variety of their exposures. The allergic individual generates allergic antibody directed against common substances such as sagebrush pollen that do not adversely affect non-allergic individuals. Common symptoms of allergy may be experienced in the respiratory tract (nose, sinuses, throat and lungs), the gastrointestinal tract, the skin and other areas of the body. Allergic symptoms and reactions can vary from mild and annoying to life threatening. Treatment involves avoidance when possible, various medications and specific immunotherapy – allergy shots.
Asthma is a common disease throughout the world. It affects approximately 15 million people in the United States, including up to five million children. Asthma is a chronic lung condition with inflammation (swelling) of the airways of the lung as well as increased sensitivity of the airways to a variety of things that cause obstruction to airflow in the lungs. Allergies and asthma are often found together and in these cases, allergies often act as an aggravating factor that can make asthma worse. Cigarette smoke, air pollution, viral respiratory infections, physical exertion and possible emotional issues may also be a factor in asthma.
Effective June 2020 Dr. Leonard Shapiro has retired. We thank him for 46 years of service to our community and wish him only the best in his future endeavors.
Dr. Lokshin, Dr. Bellak and Janette McDougall, MSN. APRN will continue to treat his patients and look forward to continuing the same high standard of care they are accustomed to.