ALLERGY DERMATOLOGIST DOCTOR IN VERO BEACH & PORT SAINT LUCIE
ALLERGY DERMATOLOGIST DOCTOR IN VERO BEACH & PORT SAINT LUCIE
Dr Michael Wein is a Board-Certified allergy doctor, trained at Johns Hopkins, on the medical staff at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital in Vero Beach, and has served as President of the Florida Allergy Society.
He has advanced training in the specialty of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Our office can perform skin testing to evaluate environmental, airborne and food allergies. We also treat allergic skin conditions such as contact dermatitis, eczema and urticaria. We also are expert in antibiotic skin testing for drug allergy evaluation and pulmonary Function testing for the evaluation and treatment of asthma. We offer Omailizumab (Xolair) therapy for asthma and chronic urticaria and also other monoclonal antibodies such as Dupilumab (Dupixent), Nucala (Mepolizumab) and many others. We also evaluate and treat recurrent infections and offer SCIG and IVIG gamma globulin replacement therapy.
Dr. Wein has served on the medical school faculty at Florida State University for over a decade. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Allergy. He is not only a member but also a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Dr Wein is a graduate of the ivy league Brown University, Magna cum laude.
Expert and Compassionate - Allergy Evaluation and Treatment
Over 60 million people in the United States suffer from allergies and the number is rising. Allergies are hypersensitive reaction of the immune system to a substance such as mold or pollen. This over reaction can cause debilitating symptoms such as runny nose, nasal congestion, itchy watery eyes, asthma and even gastrointestinal or skin disorders.
Evaluation of Allergies
Our office and experience staff can perform same-day, extremely accurate allergy skin testing in our Vero Beach and Port Saint Lucie offices. You and your family can leave our office knowing exactly to what you are allergic.
Treatment of Allergies
The best treatment for allergy is avoidance – but that is not always possible . Prescribed medication such as antihistamines, anti-leukotrienes, decongestants inhaled nasal steroids, asthma inhalers monoclonal antibodies and other anti-inflammatory medicines are available. If enough relief can not be obtained, allergy immuno-therapy (allergy injections) may considerably reduce and in some cases completely eliminate allergy symptoms. This is known as allergy desensitization. Even after the injections are stopped, the results can last for many years. Allergy shots is the only treatment that targets the underlying causes of allergies and alters the natural course of the disease.
Excellent & Compassionate Allergy Treatment
Dr. Michael Wein and Dr. Luigi Notarangelo lead a seminar on immune deficiency at Florida State University College of Medicine. Dr. Notarangelo is NIH Chief of Immunology. Dr. Wein is Assistant Clinical Professor of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at FSU and a former Fellow at the Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Medicine, Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Johns Hopkins Allergist
Dr. Wein is an allergy doctor, trained at Johns Hopkins Hospital during his allergy fellowship. He also completed his medical residency at Vanderbilt University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with honors and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ivy League Brown University. He is board-certified by the American Board of Allergy in both pediatric and adult allergy - a very rare award.
Dr. Michael Wein is a proud member and past President of the Florida Allergy and Immunology Society, a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and has received honors for his work treating patients struggling with allergy.
He has enjoyed serving as president of the Indian River County Medical Society, Chief of Allergy at Indian River Medical Center starting in 1995, president of the State of Florida Allergy and Asthma Society, and as a consultant for Prescriber's Letter, Dynamed, and Boston-based Wellness Workdays. He is now an allergy doctor in Vero Beach and also serves as allergist in Port Saint Lucie.
Published articles on the human immune system
Research on advances in allergy treatment
Offering the latest in allergy care to help you
Dr. Michael Wein has been quoted for his expertise on asthma medications
Dr. Wein is frequently interviewed about developments in allergy
Dr. Wein is mentioned nine times in this article about allergic skin disease.
Dr Wein has published research in prominent medical journals on several important fields within allergy. While working at the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, at the Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center, in Baltimore Maryland he collaborated with Dr. Robert Hamilton as part of the Multi-Center Latex Skin Testing Study Task Force. The research was supported by a National Institutes of Health grant and the work was related to a latex skin testing reagent. The task-force conducted a multi-center clinical skin testing study to document the safety and diagnostic sensitivity and specificity of a latex allergy extract from Malaysian Hevea brasiliensis sap, and a glove provocation test was used to clarify latex allergy status of people with positive highly sensitive to latex, and the work was published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (J Allergy Clin Immunol 1998;102:482-90.)
Allergic rhinitis is a reaction to airborne allergens, for example grass pollen or even pets.
In Vero Beach and Port Saint Lucie, throughout the year plants release tiny pollen grains to fertilize other plants.
When sinus infection occurs, nasal cavities can become swollen and inflamed.
A chronic cough can interrupt your sleep, and leave you feeling exhausted.
Even a tiny amount can trigger signs and symptoms of the stomach, skin or even your lungs.
Urticaria (hives) affects the surface of the skin. Angioedema is a swelling of the deeper layers.
The eight most common food allergies: tree nuts, soy, fish, peanut, shellfish, egg, wheat and cow milk.
Runny nose, nasal congestion, and sinus symptoms.
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A concentrated liquid allergen, perhaps a pollen, can trigger a small skin reaction similar to a mosquito bite. Prick skin tests use no needles, only plastic, and results are ready in 15 minutes
Pulmonary function tests measure how well your lungs work. It is also helpful to measure oxygen with pulse oximetry. Both tests are quick, easy, and painless.
Allergy shots are a long-term treatment that may decreases symptom and might even cure the allergy completely. The allergist creates a vaccine unique to your own allergy profile.
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An allergist is a medical doctor specializing in allergies, and immune system disorders which might affect the lung, skin, or just about any part of the body.
YES! In the USA, 50 million people suffer with allergies each year.
Yes! Eosinophilic esophagitis, primary immunodeficiency, and autoinflammatory syndromes are just a few of the less common problems which are also treated by allergists.
YES! Allergists in the U.S. complete at least 9 years of college and graduate-level education and training before they start seeing patients.
YES! During you visit be prepared to discuss your symptoms, current medications, previous treatments, family medical history, and exposure to pets, tobacco and other items too
YES! Be sure to ask, so we can explain how they work to determine the CAUSE of symptoms...
YES! Any medical practitioner (even a nurse or medical assistant) can advertise as an “allergist ” without receiving formal allergy training in an ACGME accredited Allergy Fellowship. There is nothing illegal or unethical about this. This is confusing to people.
To be certain that your allergist has achieved the highest knowledge dedicated to allergy, ask if he/she is board certified by the American Board of Allergy & Immunology.
(If you are embarrassed to ask, just visit www.ABAI.org and find out for yourself!)
Allergists in the U.S. undergo 14 years of educational programs to be BOARD CERTIFIED:
Most people agree that it is. Nobel Prizes have been awarded to 27 allergy/immunology specialists (so far!). Ask Dr. Wein to tell you about the time he ran in to one of them :-)
YES! A material that causes the immune system to overreact is called an allergen. Common allergens include:
Yes! They include antihistamines, decongestants, anti-cholinergics, anti-leukotrienes, mast cell stabilizers, monoclonal antibodies, corticosteroids, adrenaline hormones, interleukin antagonists and many others. Ask your allergy doctor.
Dr. Michael Wein specializes in the treatment of immune disorders. There are more than 400 primary immunodeficiencies and there is intense research to learn more so that we can help people with each specific disease type. Dr. Wein has lectured on this topic at FSU, while serving on the medical school faculty. He has also met with NIH director Luigi Notarangelo. You can watch a video of these two scientists online at the FSU website. Some of the diseases are listed below.
· Hyper IgE Syndrome (Jobs syndrome)
· Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency (LAD) types 1,2, and 3
· Omenn Syndrome
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