Long island allergy doctor

Dr. Annette fiorillo-Quinn

 

 

(516) 307-9140

Long Island Allergies

WELCOME TO LONG ISLAND ALLERGIES

Our practice is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date care for both adult and pediatric patients. Long Island Allergy Doctor Annette Fiorillo-Quinn specializes in the treatment of seasonal allergies, drug allergies, asthma, allergic skin diseases and immunologic disordersDr. Fiorillo-Quinn provides advanced diagnostic procedures in the evaluation and treatment of allergic conditions, including:

Asthma

Allergic Rhinitis

Latex Allergy

Eczema/Allergic Skin Disorders

Drug, Food, and Insect Allergy

Urticaria

(hives, welts)

Anaphylaxis

(severe reactions to foods, drugs, ant bites, or insect stings)

Angioedema

(swelling of the body, often the face or hands)

Our Mission is Caring for You and Your Family

You’re in good hands

The mission of our practice, Long Island Allergies,  is to provide compassionate and comprehensive medical care for all of our patients. We understand that your time is valuable and pride ourselves in personalized and compassionate care for your entire family. As a mother, Dr. Fiorillo-Quinn believes your child deserves dedicated time in order to feel comfortable with the office and treats your child like one of her own. Our medical care and treatment plans are based on the highest standards in diagnostic testing and on the latest practice parameters in our field. We strive to see you promptly at your scheduled appointment time, answer all of your questions, and maximize your time with Dr. Fiorillo-Quinn. Your satisfaction and continued health are our highest priorities. Our goal is to exceed your expectations at every visit. For more information about our services or to schedule an appointment, give us a call!

(516) 307-9140

 

MEET DR. FIORILLO-QUINN

 

Dr. Fiorillo-Quinn has lived on Long Island her entire life, is active in the community and can be reached at her Oceanside Allergy Office at (516) 307-9140. She is board certified in Internal Medicine (2007) and Allergy & Immunology (2009). A board certified physician has fulfilled the requirements of a specialty board and demonstrates exceptional knowledge in a particular field.

 Dr. Fiorillo-Quinn earned her medical degree from New York Institute of Technology in New York. She also completed a Masters degree in Immunology & Hematology during that time. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Winthrop University Hospital and completed her fellowship in Allergy/Immunology at Louisiana State University. Dr. Fiorillo-Quinn is board certified in Internal Medicine and pediatric and adult Allergy & Immunology. Dr. Fiorillo-Quinn has numerous academic publications and has presented her research at various academic meetings across the United States. She completed her fellowship in New Orleans post hurricane Katrina and is knowledgeable in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with mold hypersensitivity. In addition to treating patients with allergic rhinitis, asthma and sinus disease, she has special interests in treating eczema, food allergies, drug hypersensitivity and evaluating patients with recurrent infections.

Specialist

Dr. Fiorillo-Quinn is a specialist in Pediatric and Adult Allergy and Immunology.

Board Certified

Dr. Fiorillo-Quinn is board certified in Internal Medicine (2007) and Allergy & Immunology (2009)

Award Winning

Dr. Fiorillo-Quinn has an informal bedside manner which has earned her the Patient’s Choice Award in 2009 and the Compassionate Doctor award in 2010.

Academic Publications

Dr. Fiorillo-Quinn has numerous academic publications and has presented her research at various academic meetings across the United States.

THE DAY OF YOUR SCHEDULED VISIT

Please bring the following to your appointment:

  • Your insurance card
  • Registration and history forms
  • A list of your current prescription and over-the-counter medications (please include dose and frequency)
  • Your medical and surgical history
  • Recent x-rays or other test results
  • Your child’s immunization record

OUR PROMISE TO OUR PATIENTS

We will try our best to make an appointment to see you the same day you call, or for the day most convenient for you.

A person, not a voice recording, will take your call to answer your questions during office hours. Our enthusiastic staff is prepared to answer every question you may have. If you call to speak with the doctor or nurse, your call will be returned on the same day.

During your visit, we will send a letter to your primary care physician detailing a summary of our visit, including your diagnosis, prescribed medications, and treatment plan. When you follow-up with your doctor, he or she will be informed about your visit to our office for continuity of care.

We will provide up-to-date educational materials and available resources on your condition. Our goal is to help you better understand your diagnosis and treatment for your active participation in your care.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

As a pediatric allergist, Dr. Fiorillo-Quinn examines children in a way that helps them to relax and cooperate during the visit.

Pregnant patients with asthma need close monitoring. They also need careful medication selection to minimize any adverse effects of medications or risks from uncontrolled asthma.

Occupational asthma is the development of asthma symptoms only in the workplace in a healthy worker. A similar condition occurs when pre-existing asthma is aggravated by exposures in the workplace.

Dr. Fiorillo-Quinn combines your history along with cutting edge diagnostic testing to determine if a food allergy is present. If testing is negative, you may be offered a food challenge which will determine if the allergic food may be consumed in the future. This is especially important in school aged children that are often isolated because of restrictions in their diet.

With the growing number of resistant organisms it is important to have the right antibiotics when treating infections. Many patients have a history of penicillin allergy and may no longer be allergic. Skin testing is available to determine if a penicillin allergy is present. In addition to penicillin, other drugs may be tested to determine if an allergy is present.

YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM IS ESSENTIAL FOR FIGHTING INFECTIONS
Dr. Fiorillo-Quinn evaluates a history offrequent, severe, or unusual infections, including:

  • Frequent ear infections
  • Sinusitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic cough
  • Pneumonia
  • Abscesses/Skin infections
  • Recurrent thrush

 

DIAGNOSTIC Allergy TESTING

We strive to provide the most up-to-date diagnostic allergy, asthma and immunological condition testing and treatment options for our patients. Newer diagnostic testing is typically rapid and is often almost painless. By identifying the cause of a patient’s symptoms, we can offer ways to avoid or decrease exposure to triggers.

Allergy skin testing

A small amount of the suspected allergy trigger (allergen) is placed on the skin, often on the forearm or upper back. The skin is gently pricked to introduce the allergen under the skin, and the skin is observed for any reaction. Results are usually obtained within 15 minutes.

Three days (72 hours) before your testing appointment is scheduled, please stop taking the following medications:

  • Antihistamines
  • Decongestant / antihistamine combination medications
  • Astelin, a prescription nose spray antihistamine
  • Any over the counter allergy medicines, cold & cough remedies
  • Any over the counter sleep aids, they usually contain a sedating antihistamine

(If you are not certain if you are taking a product that contains an antihistamine, ask your pharmacist or call this office.)

ImmunoCAP Testing

This blood testing is sensitive for identifying allergens causing allergic disorders. The advantage of this testing is that medications do not need to be stopped.

Allergy Component Testing

This is the most advanced and cutting edge allergy testing available. This test is not performed by all allergists. It is a blood test that is used in combination with skin testing that allows for more specific diagnosis of food allergies. This test along with skin testing allows us to determine if a food allergy is truly present and offers more treatment options.

Patch Testing

Your skin condition may be caused by an allergic response to chemicals you come in contact with. The method to obtain proof of a possible contact dermatitis is to apply patch tests. Sticky patches will be applied to your back that contains different common chemicals found in household and work environments. A positive test reaction will look like a red patch and is sometimes itchy.

Patch Testing requires 3 office visits in one week. Test allergens will be taped to your back on (1st visit). The patches will be removed in 48 hours (2nd visit) and you will need to return the next day for the doctor to do the final reading (3rd visit). It may be necessary to have an additional read at day 7.

Patch Testing Instructions:

 

  • The test will be applied to the upper back area.
  • Please notify us if you are pregnant.
  • To prevent excessive sweating please refrain from exercising, performing hard work, taking a shower or hot bath. You may take a tepid bath. Do not get the patch test area wet.
  • Do not take any cortisone medicine during the test. Call if you have any questions about your medications.
  • You must be off oral cortisone (prednisone) for at least 2 weeks prior to this test.
Spirometry (Lung Function Testing)

This test records detailed measurements of a patient’s lung function
and is used in assessing asthma and emphysema/COPD. Often, a medication such as albuterol is given to assess for improvement after the medication is given.

food oral immunotherapy

Oral immunotherapy desensitizes children & adults to their food allergens. By consuming the allergen regularly, in increasing amounts under the care of a board-certified allergist, patients’ immune systems adapt to the allergen that formerly would have caused a life-threatening anaphylaxis.

Allergy treatment

allergy avoidance

At the time of your visit we will identify your allergic triggers via allergy testing. The best treatment is avoidance of your allergic triggers, however when this is not possible medications may be prescribed.

Immunotherapy

Also known as allergy shots, this treatment involves administering increasing doses of allergens to which a patient is allergic. This therapy causes the immune system to become less sensitive to the allergens over time. When exposed to the allergens in the future, the patient’s allergy symptoms are
often significantly less. Pollen, cat, dog, dust mite, mold, and insect venom allergens can be used in immunotherapy.

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Medications

Allergy medications consist of oral antihistamines, topical steroids, nasal sprays and eye drops. If patients are unable to take these medications or their symptoms are resistant to treatment, allergy immunotherapy is the treatment of choice.

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INSURANCE PLANS

Our office accepts most major insurance plans.

However, please call our office or verify with your insurance plan’s provider list to be sure we accept your insurance provider. If you do not see your plan listed below, please call our office and we will be happy to help you verify coverage. A referral letter from your primary care provider may need to be sent to our office prior to your appointment. Even if you do not have insurance, we can try to work out an arrangement with you.

ACCEPTED INSURANCE:

  • Aetna
  • Oxford
  • Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • United Health Care
  • Medicare
  • Child Health Plus
  • 119
  • GHI
  • Fidelis
  • MagnaCare

Testimonials & Featured Clients

Dr. Quinn was caring, considerate and listened to my needs. Office staff was amazing as well.

Danya L.,verified patient @ Zocdoc

Extremely nice medical staff. The doctor answered all of my questions and provided valuable information. I felt confident in the diagnosis and next steps.

Elizabeth B., verified patient @ Zocdoc

She is a wonderful doctor and she helped me feel much better.

Ruth Z., verified patient @ Zocdoc

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Office locations

Long Island Allergies

787 West Merrick Road

Valley Stream, NY 11580

Long Island Allergies

2940 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 200

Oceanside, NY 11572

Long Island Allergies

271 Doughty Blvd

Inwood, NY 11096

Long Island Allergies

265 West Park Ave

Long Beach, NY 11561

Long Island Allergies

1000 Atlantic Ave, Baldwin, NY