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Ellen Epstein, M.D. Specializing in Allergy and Asthma Care
165 North Village Ave • Suite 141 • Rockville Centre, NY 11570 • Phone: 516-678-0056

Asthma

Asthma is a condition which causes bronchoconstriction, or tightening of the airways in the lung. This leads to inflammation and difficulty breathing as well as shortness of breath and chest tightness. Cough may be the only sign of asthma. Some environmental triggers such as tree and grass pollen, ragweed, mold, pets, cigarette smoke, pollution, household cleaners, certain medications and physical exercise may cause asthma to worsen. Exercise-induced asthma may manifest as chest tightness, coughing or wheezing after even minimal activity. 

The evaluation of asthma includes a complete medical history and spirometry (pulmonary function test) to determine your lung capacity. Skin testing can help determine what environmental factors and food may be causing an exacerbation of asthma.

Contact Dr. Ellen Epstein to determine the best course of treatment for your asthma. This may include medications for allergic triggered asthma, rescue medications, biologic injectable medication (Xolair, Fasenra and Nucala) and allergy immunotherapy.

You may be taking asthma medications but do not have a normal active lifestyle. You may not be able to perform everyday activities with ease. If you have moderate to severe persistent asthma, even if you are already taking inhaled steroids, biologics are a new option covered by most insurance companies. A simple skin or blood test will confirm that you have this kind of asthma. Dr. Epstein is one of the few asthma specialists on Long Island who administers this therapy.

Office Hours

Tuesday    12p - 5p

Thursday  9a - 12p

Saturday   7a - 11a

What Other Are Saying

Lovely Doctor. Made me feel very comfortable. She was very thorough. Highly recommend.
Meaghan C
Dr. Epstein took the time to understand what my problem was and even asked me if she answered all of my questions. She outlined what the causes of my hives could be, explained what the work up would be, but did it in a non-alarming way. I was extremely anxious and she reassured me. She also called me back as soon as the blood tests came back and even though she wanted me to be further evaluated for my thyroid, she was reassuring. Friendly and professional. Staff very welcoming. I’m impressed. Wonderful experience and nice change from experiences I have had before.
Jessica M
I was treated by my primary care doctor for a viral infection, which has been getting worse. I was extremely upset, as I have a vacation planned. My cough was severe and I had a fever, so I used Zocdoc and got an appointment right away. The wait time was about 10 minutes and Dr. Epstein determined that I need an antibiotic and a different inhaler. She actually took me off of the over the counter medication that I was taking, and that really helped. I can't believe how much better I feel this morning. The office staff was extremely well informed and pleasant. I definitely will be using Dr. Epstein again.
Sari S
The doctor was amazing and caring. The office was nice and all the help was accommodating.
Jennifer R
Dr. Epstein has been the only allergy doctor who has been able to help me! She is very caring and conscientious!
Cindy R

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Contact Us

Advanced Allergy and Asthma 165 North Village Ave Suite 141 Rockville Centre, NY 11570 Phone: 1-516-678-0056 Fax: 1-516-678-8395