Welcome to Strauss Allergy & Asthma – Commack
Strauss Allergy and Asthma has been treating adults and children of Long Island, NY since 2007. As a 10 time winner of Best of Long Island, Best Allergist, our highly qualified team is dedicated to providing our patients with best possible treatment plans!
The Strauss Medical Team includes the following doctors:
- Raphael E. Strauss, MD – Allergy & Immunology
- Robyn J. Kreiner, MD – Allergy & Immunology
- Khalid S. Ahmad, MD – Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine
- Sara Sussman, MD – Allergy & Immunology
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Directions to Our Practice
Monday: 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Tuesday: 8:00AM – 6:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM – 4:00PM
It can be scary to learn that your child suffers from health problems related to allergies or asthma. That is why we are committed to delivering exceptional allergy and asthma treatment for your child’s health.
Allergy symptoms arise when your child’s immune system believes its body is under attack. The body will treat a common item like a dangerous virus or bacteria and will overreact in an attempt to remove the usually harmless allergen from the system.
Our practice offers comprehensive allergy testing to determine the allergens that affect your child and treatments to provide relief.
- Skin testing
- Blood testing
- Guided elimination diets
- Oral food challenges
- Allergy shots
- Emergency medications, such as auto-injectable epinephrine
- Eye drops
- Food elimination
- Nasal sprays
- Sinus rinses
- Topical creams and ointments
Asthma tends to appear in childhood and can last throughout adulthood. An asthma attack happens when there is irritation in the lungs after encountering an asthma-inducing trigger. The airways to the lungs swell, cutting off airflow and making it difficult for your child to breathe.
Airway trouble includes:
- Thick mucus buildup
- Muscle tightness
Asthma Testing and Management
Our asthma specialists are dedicated to helping you and your child stay ahead of asthma attacks so they can experience easy breathing and peace of mind.
- We will perform comprehensive breathing tests to determine if your child has asthma or other breathing complications.
- We will create an asthma care plan designed around your child’s needs, complete with medications and other necessary treatments.
- We will provide informative resources to help you manage your child’s asthma at home and on the go.
Pediatric immunology focuses on your child’s immune system and its response to certain triggers. Our advanced specialists study your child’s conditions, perform accurate diagnostic testing, and create targeted treatment plans to benefit your child’s immune system, overall health, and quality of life.
No matter how your child’s immune system reacts, the Allied immunology specialists are available to care for all kinds of immunological complications.
Ideally, your child’s immune system should ward off intruders in the body, like harmful bacteria or viruses. When functioning properly, all components of the system work together to fight against the dangers and damages of the microbial world, keeping your child healthy and pain-free.
However, if there are complications with the system’s network of tissues and cells, it can cause improper function. Problems can cause the system not to attack bacteria as strongly. Certain conditions cause the system to become hypersensitive to triggers or even attack healthy cells in the body.
Our advanced specialists study your child’s conditions, perform accurate diagnostic testing, and create targeted treatment plans to benefit your child’s immune system, overall health, and quality of life.View Service
Struggling with breathing or general respiratory complications is hard. We deliver specialized pulmonology care for you or your loved one to help them breathe easily.
Pediatric pulmonology is the specialized treatment of breathing problems in children, teens, and adults. Whether the condition is congenital or developed over time, our pulmonologists will perform thorough testing and use our findings to treat the source of the condition, leading our patients toward better breathing.
Pulmonology Testing Options:
- Lung volume testing
- Oxygen saturation testing
A good night’s sleep is crucial for a child’s healthy development and an adult’s overall health. If you or your loved one struggles to sleep at night, our sleep specialists can help.
Sleep is the body’s chance to recover and reset. Bodily functions, organs, systems, and more require the sleeping period to recharge and regenerate. However, people can experience a range of sleep disorders, including:
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Nightmares and night terrors
- Periodic limb movement
- Restless leg syndrome
- Sleep apnea
- Sudden awakening
Our sleep specialists perform comprehensive sleep evaluations to determine what is interrupting sleep. We then use our findings to create effective treatment plans to resolve the issue and achieve restful sleep.
- Sleep Consultation
- Overnight Sleep Study
No matter where you are, you can rely on us for dependable pediatric care using our telehealth services. Our physicians consult with you via video conferencing to evaluate conditions, manage symptoms, and advise you on proper care—no office visit required!
How Does Pediatric Telehealth Work?
Patients can connect with their doctor virtually through the patient portal. Similar to a FaceTime, Skype, or Zoom call, simply log into your patient portal to get started!
What Can My Pediatrician Evaluate:
- Asthma control education
- Behavioral health
- Breastfeeding support
- Colds and other minor illnesses
- Constipation, diarrhea, or vomiting
- COVID-19 (coronavirus symptoms)
- Minor trauma screening (cuts, abrasions, animal bites)
- Nutrition support
- Pink eye
And much more!
The Pediatric Telehealth Process
Step One – Open your patient portal account on a smart phone, computer or tablet
Step Two – Tap “find appointments” and select the type of physician you would like to see along with the reason for the visit
Step Three – Tap “show appointments” and then click on the “online” tab to see available Athena Telehealth appointments
Please tap on the calendar icon to select a date
Step Four – Select the date and time of your appointment
For online appointments, you will see a physician icon with a smaller green camera icon next to it indicating that these are available Athena Telehealth appointments.
Step Five – Review the required patient information fields before tapping “schedule appointment” to book your appointment
You are able to then add your appointment to either your Outlook, Google, or iOS calendar. Please note, if availability is not seen for your primary care physician, please call the office to schedule your telehealth visit.
Preparing For Your Telehealth Visit:
Once your pediatric telehealth appointment is created, you will receive two links. The first link will be a pre-registration and check-in link from Phreesia. The second link will be from athenaOne to either the phone number or e-mail on the account. This will be the link you will utilize for your telehealth appointment. The athenaOne link will bring you to the log in for the virtual waiting room before your telehealth appointment.
Once your in the virtual waiting room, your physician will be notified you are there and they will join for the consultation.
Daytime Visits: Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
After-Hour Visits: Seven Days a Week 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm
To schedule an appointment during daytime hours, please call the office. To schedule an appointment after-hours, please call 833-269-2444.
After-Hours Telehealth Visits
After-hours telehealth visits are available seven nights a week with an Allied pediatrician from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm. For technical issues or concerns, you can speak with a telehealth coordinator at 833-269-2444 any time after 6:30 pm.View Service
Allergy & Asthma Care Team of Commack, New York
The skilled physicians, nurses, and staff at Strauss Allergy & Asthma ensure your family receives the best possible care in Commack, New York.
An allergist/immunologist is a physician trained to prevent, diagnose, manage, and treat allergic disease. As a result of extensive study and training, allergists/immunologists are highly qualified to manage immune system disorders such as allergies, asthma, sinus problems, and immunologic disorders.
A pediatric pulmonologist and sleep specialist diagnoses and treats children, up to age 26, who have lung, respiratory and/or sleep related disorders, including asthma, allergies and more involved conditions affecting the lungs. A child over 5 napping during the day, a child snoring, or one with attention/hyperactivity should be evaluated for sleep issues.
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Insurance & Payment Information
Strauss Allergy and Asthma is a provider for Medicare and most major insurance plans, and provides insurance billing. You are responsible for knowing the terms of your policy. You are responsible for providing referrals if needed and co-pays at the time of service and for paying any coinsurance, deductibles or other charges not covered by your insurance in a timely manner. If you have questions regarding billing or which insurance plans we accept, please contact us. Questions regarding insurance coverage and benefits should be directed to your employer or insurance company.
About Allied Physicians Group in New York
Founded in 2006, Allied Physicians Group is the largest physician-owned pediatric partnership in New York metropolitan area. As a physician-led organization, Allied Physicians Group is a growing partnership of more than 35 pediatric practices, asthma, allergy, immunology, pulmonary specialists, and adult medicine physicians, who are located throughout Greater New York City, Long Island, and the lower Hudson Valley region. Each year, the 150 clinicians of Allied Physicians Group see more than 180,000 patients and remain dedicated to comprehensive, quality healthcare for all patients.
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