- April 09, 2022 at 4:07 am
What is giant papillary conjunctivitis? Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC) is a syndrome found frequently as a complication of contact lenses. Many variables can affect the...
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Do not delay your treatment! Most diseases are curable if you catch the problem on time. Dr Kushnir provides superb diagnostics and treatment that will help you to get back to health and enjoyment of life.
Allergy to pets, grassed and trees are very common. You need to get to the bottom of your allergy - get tested! We use skin test to diagnose precise allergens that are responsible for your symptoms. Test will take 30 min only - you will have answers immediately. If you know what causes symptoms - you can treat it!
Food allergy and sensitivity may need different tests to be confirmed. First, you will be scheduled for the skin allergen test. You may also want to bring foods that you think are causing problems - we will use "prick-prick" test directly from your meal to the skin. We will be able to tell you if you need to avoid certain proteins or meals.
Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) is used to diagnose many breathing and cough problems. It is easy and fast. Our trained personnel will coach you to do it correctly, even if you have never done it before. The test can show if your breathing is affected by allergy, asthma, COPD, or COVID. We can even catch unusual conditions, such as vocal cord dysfunction (VCD).
Rhinoscopy is a procedure to diagnose all types of problems inside the nose and throat. A thin flexible cord is used to see internal structures of the nasal cavity (sinuses, nasal turbinates, adenoids, and the back of the throat). The procedure is fast and easy, and replaces the need for sinus CT, or MRI. Rhinoscopy can diagnose many nasal problems.
Food challenge is another test we do - you will be asked to bring the food or product to the clinic and eat it under direct observation. As you will start from tiny crump, the test is safe. You doctor will talk to you about all available tests and discuss the safety and results.
Contact allergy is a rash or inflammation that is caused by a chemical that came into contact with your skin. Such reactions are very bothersome and can last for a long time. Each time such chemical is used - the reaction can get worse and spread all over the body. PATCH test is the way to precisely diagnose chemicals that caused the problem.
Exercise challenge is a procedure when your lung function is measured before and after a simple exercise, such as walking stairs. It can help in diagnosis of asthma, or exercise-induced dyspnea. This test is easy and fast. Our trained personnel will coach you how to time the test and measure it correctly. Get dressed for sport when you come for exercise challenge!
Vaccines can cause side effect and allergic reactions. Dr Kushnir evaluates all reactions to all vaccines. We can perform the direct testing of vaccine material, and administer vaccine with premedication regimen. We make sure you can get vaccinated safely, or give you all recommendations how to stay safe.
Dr Kushnir is one of the first doctors who diagnosed and understood Leaky Gut syndrome. She uses unique system of scores and allergy tests to predict if a patient has food-related disorder. A modified skin prick test is used to set an initial diagnosis and to follow up on treatment success.
To ensure that everyone can be safely vaccinated we opened an CA-registered vaccine center. You can schedule your visit to receive a vaccine of your preference in our walk-through site, or request a consultation for evaluation of the previous side effects, contraindications and health concerns. Vaccination is free. The consultation with an Immunologist and observation are scheduled through our clinic and incur regular charges. We accept major PPO insurance plans
Dr Kushnir if a Functional Medicine provider. Functional Medicine covers many systemic problems and diseases. Some symptoms you might have are red flags of some dysfunction of the Immune system or digestion. Here we provide complex assessment and diagnostics that may uncover the main issue affecting many organs. Our individual approach is different from conventional "symptom" treatment of a "one pill for all". We treat each person taking into account genetics and environment, which allows us to improve health and increase functioning, even for people with significant autoimmune and inflammatory conditions.
Dr Kushnir believes that a doctor or a healer should never stop learning and teaching others. She constantly enhances her own education by reading new articles, being an editor who reviews articles of other scientists, and by participation in the CME programs certified by specialty academic institutions.
MD, FAAAAI, TCMD
Allergist And Immunologist, Integrative Medicine Provider
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Read moreI work outside and have pretty serious allergies. Dr. Kushnir was recommended to me by a co-worker after a nasty allergy attack. She is everything claimed: professional, smart, friendly, and most importantly… effective. After a year of treatments, my severe seasonal allergies are greatly improved. I can spend time outside without ending up miserable, even when pollen counts are extremely high (as they have been this spring), and I can hang out with my friends’ pets without any problems. Dr. Kushnir is responsive and conscientious. If you have any allergy problems, give her a shot. Even if you’ve seen someone else. Seriously, she can help you.
I am thrilled to see that Dr. Kushnir is on Yelp ! She is an outstanding physician who has helped me with my medical challenges when every other professional from whom I sought treatment either did not understan
I’ve been coming to Dr. Kushnir for allergy shots for more than a year. She’s friendly and attentive, and she takes the time to explain the diagnoses and treatments. She seems well informed about new research in
Is 5 stars really the maximum I can give? Dr. Kushnir is an amazing doctor/ allergist that truly cares about her patients (not what type of insurance you have!). She is very good at explaining things in layman’s ter
Read moreTruly gifted… My family all out voted me because they wanted cats… I’m allergic and wanted to test the rest of the family. We went through the tests… A bit of a pain (duh…) and got the tests back. Glad we went because I’m apparently allergic to everything and my daughter was pre-asthmatic. We did an accelerated anti allergen program. I have had shots before but frankly, she is a master. Rarely does it hurt and when it does, its only worthy of a wince. She’s great with the kids and has strategies to help alleviate kids anxiety of those shots. We were able to reach the top dose in just a few months. We got our cats (not one… But two long haired cats) and we’re to the point where if I wanted to… I could put my face into these cats and breathe deeply with zero reaction. She’s also very up to date on the Gluten and Dairy intolerance information which has been helpful for me. Dr Kushnir has her act together… She’s a scientist as well as a doctor too. The benefit is that she’s usually the first to know about something… But she’s willing to look into the latest study without going off on a long monologue adhering to old and outdated models of doctoring. I highly recommend Dr Kushnir and her staff. BYW… food allergies can’t be helped, only avoided.