Dr. Gary Steven

Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Greenfield , WI
32 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
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
At any level: Some people aren't controlled enough with their inhalers, and the nebulizer helps to bring them under control with higher levels of medications. Other... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
3 to 10 days: Sometimes longer, if the reaction is severe, or you kept taking the penicillin for several days after the rash first appeared.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
Avoidance: There is no treatment for solar urticaria that is more effective than avoidance, although antihistamines may help to reduce the itching. You have to c... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
None if treated: Once the trigger for acd is identified, it is important to avoid contact with it. In cases in which the allergen is not avoided (e.g., a machinist who... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
5 years: Most people see results in as little as 9-12 months, and nearly maximum results by three years, and a full course of therapy is 5 years. Symptoms ofte... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
It depends...: On the amount and duration of exposure. If you're allergic to dust mites and you fluff up a pillow on the way to the washing machine, probably 30 minu... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
Could be asthma: Asthma can develop at any age; allergic asthma most commonly in the teens and twenties. An allergy evaluation can determine whether this is asthma, wh... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
Absolutely!: Hay fever (pollen allergy) is an allergy to pollens, which are plant proteins. Many "natural" remedies are derived from plants, and it's not too hard ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
It can be: Allergies to environmental allergens such as pollens, molds, danders and dust mites can be easily controlled in most patients. If left untreated, howe... Read More
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 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
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 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
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
See an allergist: Puffy eyes can result from nasal congestion, and from allergic reactions as well. Allergies to dust mites or pets in the home can cause reactions duri... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
No: The immunologic reaction to a TB skin test is not of the allergic type. A positive TB skin test is warmth, redness and swelling that develops over 48 ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 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
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
See an allergist: If this is asthma, he probably needs to start an inhaled steroid to decrease the inflammation and allow his lungs to grow and develop normally. Many 2... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
Generally not: The most prevalent white blood cell, the neutrophil, accounts for 50-70% of the white blood cell count, and isn't affected by allergies. Eosinophils, ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
See an allergist: The only way to do that is to have skin testing for allergies done. Then, once your allergic sensitivities are known, your allergist can counsel you a... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
Depends on allergies: Mild, exercise-induced asthma is often not much of a threat and goes away in adulthood. But if allergies are causing the breathing problems, which is ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
No: Those are two words that are generally used to refer to the same thing.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
Unlikely: Although i can't say this for certain, I am not aware of any case reports or studies showing any cross-reacitivity between fish allergy and frogs. In ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 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
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
Ask your allergist: Your allergist needs to know about this and any other reaction you may have. Depending on your immunotherapy prescription, pain can come from having t... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
Lots of reasons: If the allergist just said, "he's not allergic; i can't help you, " you need to see a better allergist. Good allergists take a more comprehensive appr... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
One or two...: ...If you're continuing to move dusty things. However, swollen lips and throat without other nose and eye symptoms do not necessarily mean an allergic... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
No: Your immune system can generate allergic antibodies only against large molecules such as proteins. Ions such as the sodium and chlorine ions in salt a... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
Yes.: And see my previous response to you. Nasal steroids might be the best way to go. If you are concerned about the safety of your water and can't find wh... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
Yes: You need to discuss your symptoms with the provider who prescribed your medications
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
No : Asthma doesn't affect diffusing capacity, but COPD does. You should discuss this with the physician who ordered the test. If you don't get the answers... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
Two hours: Every allergist has their own rule of thumb; that's just mine. Exercise increases the flow of blood to the skin; this makes it more likely to absorb t... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
Many things: Any allergen can provoke anaphylaxis in a highly allergic person. Various foods, medications, insect venoms, and sometimes airborne allergens can trig... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 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
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
See an allergist: Food allergy is definitely a possibility, but this is not something that can be diagnosed over the internet.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
Fever?: The best way to tell allergies vs infection is fever - allergies don't cause fever. Viral infections shouldn't last more than a week or two- if your s... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
Yes: Most allergic reactions to medications, such as a rash that develops with antibiotics, have nothing to do with the action of the medication. It will s... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
Generally not: This would be very unusual, but one never says never in medicine. It is more likely that someone who is truly allergic to a few fruits will become par... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
Steroids: High-potency steroid creams are helpful in mild cases, but a more severe rash will require oral steroids (prednisone). Over the counter medications ar... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
Yes, but...: ...You never want to take more medication than you need. The other ingredients will likely not be harmful, but cough suppressants and antihistamines c... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
You can try: If it's due to allergy, Claritin (loratadine) might help. Zyrtec and Allegra are better otc antistamines. If you get worse, or aren't better in a week... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
Find the source: The symptoms you describe are more likely a nonallergic response to mold. But whether it's allergic or not, medications are not likely to help; you wo... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
Yes: We never speak of asthma as being "cured." very commonly, asthma starts in childhood and improves in the twenties and thirties. It can worsen at any t... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
Be sure it's needed: Filters are needed when a child is exposed to allergens that can't be avoided. First get allergy testing. Filters are most important if your child is ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
Potentially: The risk of allergic disease in the general population is about 20%. This increases to 50% if one parent is allergic, and 70-80% if both parents are a... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
Asthma: Cough, particularly with exertion, is a common symptom of asthma, and will respond to your albuterol inhaler. Asthma is often due to, or made worse by... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
Spray at night: Your local hardware store has sprays for this purpose. It's best to use them at night, when the wasps are in the nest and don't want to fly. However, ... 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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