Barry Asman, M.D.

  • Monroeville Medical Arts Bldg., Suite 202

  • 2550 Mosside Boulevard

  • Monroeville, PA 15146

  • phone  412-372-9234

  • fax         412-372-8671

Important Information

I hope that this email finds each of you in good health.  I wanted to drop you a note to bring you up to date with what’s going on in my office, the Allergy & Asthma Care Center.

My main goal is to keep my patients, their families and my staff safe and healthy.  In order to accomplish this, we are doing the following:

*  All Allergy office visits will be done by Tele-medicine.  I have been doing this for the past two weeks and both I and my patients feel that they have been very successful and even enjoyable.  They are carried out just as a visit in the office would be except they are done on your cell phone from home with both video and audio interaction.  If it is time for your regular visit, or if you are having problems, I encourage you to call the office to set up one of these Tele-medicine visits.  Welcome to the 21st Century!

*  Allergy Shots have been a more difficult problem.  (Unfortunately, they cannot be done by phone.)  We are working diligently to keep shot patients on schedule.  I feel that it is not a good situation to have you sitting in my waiting room.  Social distancing is difficult to accomplish.  In order to deal with this, we had to think “out of the box” to come up with a plan.  What we came up with has been a unique answer.  For the time being, we are giving Allergy Shots in the parking lot.  Patients drive up and park at their given time.  They are given their shot(s) and then wait in the comfort of their car.  After the 20-30 minutes, their shots are checked and off they go.  We have done this a couple of times and it seems to work well. 

We have lengthened the timing of the shots based on recommendations of professional Allergy organizations.  Build up shots will be given up to every 2 weeks and maintenance shots will be given every 4-6 weeks.  This timing has been determined to be safe and optimal in the current situation.  Over the next several days we will be calling shot patients to schedule these shot days and times.

It has been an “interesting” several weeks and I’m sure it will continue to be challenging for all of us.  Your job is to stay healthy.  The best way to do this is to, whenever possible, STAY HOME.  If you do go out, keep maintain social distancing (at least 6 feet from other people) and, according to new CDC guidelines, when in public, wear a face mask.

As I’ve said before, “This too shall pass”.  Stay home and stay healthy.


Barry Asman, MD

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Welcome

Welcome to the Allergy & Asthma Care Center.

To insure that you receive the best care possible, we will work as partners toward a common goal, Your Good Health.

The Allergy & Asthma Care Center treats patients with a variety of disorders related to allergies, the respiratory system and the immune system in both adults and children.

The Center provides another very important function: Education; your key to good health. Understanding your body and the conditions affecting it is the first step in our treatment plan. By combining excellent medical treatment and our knowledge, you will be provided with the best care possible.