The FDA has recently approved two multiple sublingual (under the tongue) allergen tablets as immunotherapy for pollen allergies. How do they compare to our allergy drop treatments?[ Read More ]
The area’s leading asthma and allergy practice, specializing in the treatment of allergy related problems like asthma, allergies, chronic cough, hives, allergic reactions, bee sting reactions, eczema, sinus problems, and much more. Dr. Z has been repeatedly voted top doc by RI Monthly for allergy. He has also been recognized as a top doctor by Castle Connely and US News & World Report.
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Dr. Zhou received his medical degree from Xi’an Medical University, in Xi’an, China. He is board certified in Pediatrics, Allergy and Immunology and completed his Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Boston Children’s Hospital /Harvard Medical School.
We are fortunate to have Dr. Zhou and know that he will be a great benefit to not only our team, but to all our patients here at AAPRI.
The summer season and its warm weather are upon us!
The pollen counts should be on their way down soon, but mold allergy sufferers beware. Outdoor mold spore counts usually stay high until November. Often it is outdoor mold spores that trigger “summer allergies”.
Are you worried about being outside because of bees? Did you know there is more you can do for bee sting allergies than just carrying your injectable epinephrine or keeping yourself from going outdoors? Contact us directly to learn about allergy shots that can prevent bee sting reactions. You may not need to worry as much as you thought.
As we are now in the middle of a busy allergy season, we will do our best to try and accommodate any appointments within 24 – 48 hours at one of our five office locations.
Have you signed up for the Patient Portal yet? By securely logging in with your username and password, you can gain access to your health information from any computer or smart phone. View labs & x-rays, receive reminders and you can communicate directly with your doctor through your own personal e-mail address. Check out these easy to follow instructions to learn more about the many benefits of the Patient Portal. Contact us directly if you want to sign up, need your login information or have any questions.
As of January 1st many insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act may now have copayments, coinsurance and/or deductibles as part of the insurance plans. If you are unsure of these details our billing staff here at AAPRI is ready to assist you in understanding any potential costs that you may incur.
We are proud to be the first practice in the RI market to offer Allergy Drops, formally known as sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT), as an alternative to traditional allergy shot therapies.[ Read More ]
Our multi-specialty clinical research center allows people to participate in clinical trials that can lead to important medical breakthroughs. If you are interested in learning more about the research studies taking place in our office click the link below:AAPRI Research