Posted on January 15, 2018

For the past 24 years, Dr. Gary C. Steven has been a staunch patient advocate, and has been recognized not only for providing excellent care to his patients*, but also helping to advance the specialty of allergy and immunology.** This year he and his associate, Dr. Don Bukstein, are taking the problem of moderate to severe asthma head-on together with the entire staff of the Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center.


Information from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services shows that between 2013-2015, there were an average 1,300 hospitalizations and 7,400 emergency department visits for asthma PER YEAR in Milwaukee County alone. Clearly, there is an urgent need for the expertise that our independent practice offers to keep asthma well controlled in our community. We provide INDIVIDUALIZED CARE to accomplish this goal, we do NOT follow a "one-size-fits-all" care protocol dictated by management. Please let anyone you know whose life has been touched by asthma and needs to breathe freely that expert help is available with AASC. And let them know we will advocate for them! Many people will tell you that they have tried everything that their insurance will cover, and that authorization for the best medications for them has been unobtainable. We have forged partnerships with area pharmacies who work together with us to navigate the system to give our patients the best possible chance that their insurance will cover the medications that will keep their asthma under the best possible control.

Best wishes for the new year, and we hope you’ll take a moment to share this information with your friends. We need to get out the word that AASC has the best resources, expertise and dedication to significantly reduce the burden of asthma in our community. We firmly believe that asthma needs to be controlled so that people can live their lives the way they want; NOT to reduce their activities out of fear for an asthma flareup, letting their asthma control their lives!

*Elected by his peers for inclusion in the 2017-2018 Best Doctors in America® list

**Elected by allergists to the Board of Regents of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology for 2017-2020

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