Message from Eisenhower Health:
Board Certified Allergist David Waldman, MD, Offering FREE Allergy Testing for Coachella Valley Residents
Rancho Mirage, CA – Eisenhower Health is hosting free allergy testing on Saturday, October 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Annenberg Health Sciences Building. Participants must be four years of age or older, and must not be taking beta blockers. Screenings will be performed by David J. Waldman, MD, Board Certified Allergist/Immunologist. Call 760-423-4855 to RSVP or for more information.
Since allergies are a chronic condition, some people begin to think it is normal to have symptoms, and simply live with the problem. “The fact is these conditions can be controlled and should not negatively affect any adult’s or child’s quality of life,” explains Dr. Waldman. “We can find ways to treat the disease without having to rely forever on medications. The first step is to identify the root cause of the problem.”
“Parents are encouraged to bring their children age four and older as studies show nearly 20 percent of school-age children have allergies,” says Dr. Waldman. “Not only is a child’s school attendance affected, but the child may also become affected socially, athletically and academically.”
Screenings will include skin testing of 14 to 15 common pollens in the Coachella Valley following the completion of a brief questionnaire about previous medical and allergy history, symptoms and current medications. During the 20-minute wait for results, Dr. Waldman will discuss seasonal allergies and provide informative literature for parents. In addition to identifying people who might be at risk for allergies, the screening program provides an opportunity for those who already know they have allergies to speak with Dr. Waldman about their condition and how best control it.
About Eisenhower Health
Eisenhower Health is a not-for-profit, comprehensive health care institution that includes the 463-bed Eisenhower Hospital, the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center at Eisenhower and the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower. The Betty Ford Center is also located on the Eisenhower campus. Eisenhower is renowned for its Centers of Excellence in Orthopedics, Cardiovascular, Neuroscience and Oncology. Situated on 130 acres in Rancho Mirage, and with outpatient clinics across the valley, Eisenhower Health has provided a full range of quality medical and educational services for more than 45 years for residents and visitors to the greater Coachella Valley. Eisenhower has earned ANCC Magnet Recognition® for professionalism in nursing and excellence in patient care. The first accredited teaching hospital in the valley, Eisenhower trains physician residents in both Internal Medicine and Family Medicine. For more information, visit EisenhowerHealth.org or follow Eisenhower Health on social media.