Welcome to Kornfeld Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Over the past 27 years, Dr.
Stephen J. Kornfeld has delivered the most advanced treatment
and state-of-the-art diagnostic testing to his patients.
Our practice specializes in the treatment of adult and pediatric
(hay fever, allergic rhinitis)
Allergies are an
overreaction of the immune system to harmless substances
such as dust mites, pollens, mold spores, animal danders,
insect venoms or foods. Itís
time to see an allergy specialist when your
allergy symptoms require frequent medications, interfere
with day-to-day activities and affect the quality of
your life. Our practice will determine the cause of your
symptoms and create a treatment plan customized
exclusively for you.
Asthma: Adults and
children with asthma suffer more than 100 million days
of restricted activity and 470,000 hospitalizations
annually. The most common chronic illness in children,
asthma accounts for more than 14 million missed school
days each year. Asthma is a chronic inflammation of the
airways. Asthma sufferers may have varied symptoms
including cough, chest tightness, wheezing and/or
shortness of breath. Attacks may be triggered by
allergens such as pollens, dust and animal danders as
well as viral infections and air pollution.
Nasal Allergies and Sinusitis:
More than 20% of the population suffers from nasal
allergies. Nasal allergy sufferers experience multiple
symptoms such as nasal congestion, sneezing, itchy and
runny nose, itchy and runny eyes, cough, post nasal drip
and nasal discharge, headaches, as well as recurrent
sinus and ear infections.
affect approximately 1 percent of adults and 3 percent
of children. The frequency and severity of symptoms can
range from mild to life-threatening, including hives,
skin rash, headaches, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, asthma
and other respiratory symptoms such as nasal congestion,
sneezing and runny nose.
angioedema) are one of the most common skin conditions
characterized by red, itchy raised areas of skin. It is
estimated that 15% of all people will develop hives at
some point in their lives. Hives can occur anywhere on
the body and usually last from 2 to 24 hours. They may
come and go for months or years. The best way to manage
hives is to avoid the trigger(s), if they can be
dermatitis) is a very common, often chronic, itchy,
scaly rash. The skin becomes extremely itchy and
inflamed causing redness, swelling, cracking, weeping,
crusting and scaling. According to the National
Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, the
incidence of eczema is increasing and affects 9 to 30%
of the U.S. population with a higher prevalence in
infants and young children. Food allergies can be a
cause of eczema flares in some children. The exact cause
of eczema is unknown; however, most people can
effectively manage their disease with medical treatment
and avoidance of triggers.
Diseases: Frequent and recurrent pneumonia,
meningitis, bronchitis, sinus infections and ear
infections may signal the presence of an
immunodeficiency disease, a defect in the bodyís ability
to fight infections that lead to recurrent infections.
These infections may be more frequent, longer lasting
and harder to treat than in someone with a normal immune
participate in most insurance plans and will file claims
through our billing department. We suggest you
call your insurance company PRIOR to your visit in order
to understand your coverage. If your insurance
plan requires a referral, you will need to obtain one
from your primary care physician PRIOR to your visit.