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Dr. Gary Steven

Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Greenfield , WI
31 years experience male

Locations

Office

Greenfield , WI

Address

8585 W. Forest Home Avenue, Suite 200, Greenfield , WI
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Humana

United healthcare

About

Bio

Dr. Steven received both his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. After a residency in Internal Medicine, he completed a fellowship in Allergy and Immunology, both at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Steven is board certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. He is actively involved in several medical organizations, including: The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, World Allergy Organization, American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, Association of Clinical Research Professionals and the Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians and Investigators. Dr. Steven has been extensively involved in clinical research since 1994, participating in over 90 clinical trials of new medications and delivery devices for allergies and asthma, as well as new uses for existing medications. He is a Certified Principal Investigator (CPI), being counted among the first 180 physicians to earn this distinction in the first year this certification was established to ensure the highest possible degree of quality and patient safety. He is honored to be able to help bring new medications for allergies and asthma to the market, and thrives on being able to make available exciting new forms of treatment to his patients. Dr. Steven established the Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center, S.C. as a solo, independent practice in February 2003 in order to continue to deliver high quality, comprehensive care without undue, external influences or expectations. A resident of New Berlin for 16 years, Dr. Steven lives with his wife Rene, and their two children. In his leisure, he enjoys bicycling, photography, scuba diving, and woodworking.

Specialties
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Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

Allergy and Immunology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

424 Answers
74 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Yes: But if you continue to have bothersome symptoms despite taking two 24-hour antihistamines in one day, you should see your physician for further advice... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Maybe not allergy: That sounds more like lacose intolerance. Pick up some lactase tablets in the drugstore (no rx required) and take them with dairy according to the ins... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Yes: Asthma is a common reason why a cough lasts for a few weeks after a cold, but a long-lasting cough is becoming more and more common, even in people wi... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
PMLE: Polymorphic light eruption is a common problem in which the hands and other parts of the body may break out in a rash after the first significant sun ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Get evaluated: Several things can cause symptoms like this, and a history of childhood asthma suggests that this may indeed represent asthma. But many people waste a... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Yes: There are many medications that can help with this, either alone or in combination, and many things you can do to reduce your exposure to dog dander i... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Yes: Many people do well with a half-dose of zyrtec, (cetirizine) and the lower dose will decrease the chances of drowsiness. Zyrtec (cetirizine) is also a... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Now is good: Most sinus infections are viral, and should improve after a week or so. Sinus pressure and thick, copious, yellow or green secretions that are still p... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Both: Antihistamines are extremely safe. Any antihistamine can cause drowsiness, but second-generation antihistamines are much less likely to do so. Drowsin... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
No: Those are two words that are generally used to refer to the same thing.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Not a good idea: If what you have is truly cellulitis (a bacterial infection of the skin), it is likely to continue to get worse until you treat it with appropriate an... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Depends: Primary care doctors treat wheezing, but some try to do it without getting lung tests - that's like treating hypertension without taking your blood pr... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Generally not: It theoretically possible to develop a type of immune reaction to a sting that could cause a type of arthritis that might last a few weeks, but I have... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
No: Allergic reactions to bee stings are characterized by symptoms away from the site of the sting. If all of the reaction to a sting - blisters, swelling... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Probably: You'll get the best answer with an allergy evaluation. In true eib, there is no identifiable airway inflammation, and a thorough evaluation needs to b... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
No: The peanut protein is the same in all preparations of peanut. The only exception is "peanut oil." if properly prepared and filtered, there is no peanu... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Partially: Bronchospasm is the most important symptom in asthma - it causes the shortness of breath and all of the discomfort, etc associated with asthma. But th... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Yes: It is common for babies and young children to develop a rash with viral or bacterial infections; often, when a child with an infection gets treated w... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Not directly: The piercing itself won't cause an asthma attack, but anxiety is a very common cause. If you're very nervous and apprehensive about it, try to calm yo... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Hard to say: Most definitions of asthma depend on lung function testing, which is not commonly done before age 5 or 6. Children who wheeze prior to age three may o... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
See an allergist: Other providers offer blood testing, but that is expensive, insensitive, and misses a lot of allergies. Prick skin testing by an allergist is the best... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Yes: Allergy shots are the best long-term answer to this situation. I never like people to think, "i'll go on the shots so that it's ok to keep my cats, " ... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Not a problem: There is generally no problem associated with low eosinophil counts, but this needs to be interpreted by your physician in the context of everything e... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Ophthalmologist: Allergic reactions typically cause redness and itching; burning could be a sign of something else, and if it is not related to any specific exposures,... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Very rare: The steroid side effects you read about on the internet come from oral steroids like prednisone, taken in high doses for long periods of time. If you ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Maybe: If you try hard, it shouldn't take too long to figure out a few other times when you can kiss your girlfriend. But seriously, a significant reaction i... Read More
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
No: This is an old wives' tale. The pollens to which you're allergic are small (about 10-20 microns) and blown around by the wind. The flowers that are cr... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Stick it out: This is not an allergic reaction. You're having a significant toxic reaction to the sting, but it will go away. The only other thing to watch for is r... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
See your doctor: Itchy eyes are a symptom of allergy, and if there are a lot of secretions, this can lead to temporary blurring of vision. But neither light sensitivit... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
No: An anaphylactic reaction is an allergic reaction, between an allergic antibody made by your immune system and an allergen that you inhale, ingest, or ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
No worries: I'm more worried that you would ask such a question here; questions like this need to be phoned immediately to a local poison control center or emerge... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
See your allergist: This is a discussion best held with the allergist who did the skin testing on your daughter. Your allergist can make much better recommendations about... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Probably not: Allergy can cause swelling under the eye and cause the area to look dark, like a bruise, but not soreness to touch. Your question implies only one eye... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Very little: Sometimes taking antihistamines before exercise will prevent the hives, but most people simply have to find the level of exercise that produces hives ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Yes: Allergic reactions to beestings include hives, wheezing, throat swelling, and drop in blood pressure; these reactions can be life-threatening and need... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Hard to tell: If it happens every spring, starts in both eyes equally, and correlates with the tree pollen counts in your area, it is probably allergy. I always pre... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Wow! I mean, No!: I've heard a lot of goofy things, but this one takes the cake. Not only can't a molecule like albuterol cause cancer, there isn't even an increased ri... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Use your resources: A consultation with a dietician may be immensely helpful; call a local hospital and ask to speak with a dietitian to determine if they have an outpati... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
See an allergist: The only reason to give them up is if you're allergic to dust mites, and the exposure to the allergens in the toys is making your symptoms worse. Shor... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Probably not: Latex allergy can be very tenacious, but the severity of allergic symptoms typically decreases as the allergen is strictly avoided for months or years... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Salivary duct stone: Chewing food causes the salivary glands to make saliva. If there is a small stone obstructing the salivary duct (not uncommon), this saliva backs up a... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Don't take it: There are similarities between Keflex and augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) but they're not the same. For milder reactions such as rash, someon... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
See your allergist: Your treatment plan obviously needs to be adjusted, but it is extremely difficult for your allergist to do that if s/he doesn't know that you're still... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
No: Although we know that changes of hormones are associated with changes of allergic sensitivities, these are highly variable among women. For example, i... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Contact dermatitis: It is not uncommon to develop an allergy to chemicals used in skin care products. Your allergist or dermatologist can test you to the most common culp... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Needs evaluation: One-sided sinus symptoms are often a sign of an infection, but sinus infections, and allergies in general, typically do not cause confusion or clumsin... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Yes, but...: You were probably never allergic. The infection for which you were being treated probably caused the rash - lots of viral and bacterial infections can... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Yes: Decongestants can be helpful, but rinsing the nose with salt water can be even more helpful. There are low-volume sprays available in the drug store s... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
See your doctor: A foul smell associated with sinusitis symptoms such as nasal congestion, facial headaches and yellow or green secretions can suggest a difficult-to-t... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Anti-inflammatory: Steroids are the best anti-inflammatory medications we have to treat allergic and infectious inflammation in the respiratory tract - from the sinuses ... Read More

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Apr 20, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Steven is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Steven is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you for your responses. I was diagnosed with MGUS IGG kappa light chain in '02. My IGG is elevated and stable over the past 9 yrs. The IGM was normal on all of my previous visits, but last mon...Read More
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Reactions are most common when mixed with alcohol. I get red blotchy elevated skin on my scalp face neck & chest. My heart rate increases 2x & sinus shut down. Occasionally my hands will turn red. The...Read More
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Thank you. We have decided to move since our landlord refuses to address the mold issue. Looking back, I have had a cough off and on and so has my daughter for the past 6 months. I knew we had a major...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Wisconsin, WI
Graduated 1991MD

Awards

Most Influential, Third Place, Wisconsin - Winter
2013
Top Allergist and Immunologist , First Place, Wisconsin - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Wisconsin - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Aurora west allis medical center
Childrens hospital of wisconsin
St francis hospital
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