Dr. Kenneth Backman

Allergy and Immunology
Fairfield, CT
30 years experience

Locations

Office

Fairfield, CT

Address

Allergy & Asthma Care of Fairfield County, 55 Walls Drive, Suite 405, Fairfield, CT
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About

Bio

Kenneth Backman, MD, is the founder of Allergy and Asthma Care. He is board certified in Adult and Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, received his bachelor of science in Biology with distinction from Yale University, and his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College. He completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Hospitals, and his fellowship training in Adult and Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Backman has published numerous scientific articles in the field of allergy, and has served on the Editorial Board of the Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. He is a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. Dr. Backman is currently Chief of the Section of Allergy at Bridgeport Hospital. He and his family enjoy skiing, boating, and traveling, and he is on the regional board of the Anti-Defamation League.

Specialties
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Allergy and Immunology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

21 Answers
45 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Backman
30 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Sudafed and plain Claritin (loratadine) can be taken together. Sudafed is a decongestant, and Claritin (loratadine) is an antihistamine. Claritin (lor ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Backman
30 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Usually not: Claritin (loratadine) is generally considered a nonsedating antihistamine, and rarely causes drowsiness. That said, some people do appear to be more s ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Backman
30 years experience Allergy and Immunology
You can't: The eustachian tube itself is internal and cannot be cleaned. Things that cause nasal congesiton, such as allergies and colds, can lead to blockage of ... Read More
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2 thanks

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Backman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Backman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, NY
Graduated 1991MD
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