DR. KENNETH BACKMAN understands firsthand how his patients feel. “I have suffered with nasal allergies, asthma and food allergies myself since childhood,” he says. He founded Allergy and Asthma Care of Fairfield County with the goal of helping patients feel better with the most effective treatments available.
Dr. Backman earned his B.S. cum laude with distinction in biology at Yale and his medical degree from Cornell before completing his internship and residency at the University of Chicago Hospital. He completed a fellowship in adult and pediatric allergy and immunology at Northwestern Memorial and Children’s Memorial hospitals in Chicago. Board-certified in allergy and immunology, he is a clinical instructor at Columbia, and chief of the section of allergy at Bridgeport Hospital. He has published numerous articles on allergies and served on the editorial board of the Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.
Dr. Backman and colleagues Drs. Irena Veksler and Katherine Bloom trained at top academic hospitals, where they treated patients with a wide variety of allergies. They coordinate care of adult and pediatric patients with other providers. In their comfortable, state-of-the-art office (which offers extended hours), they offer compassionate, personalized care and an advanced, academic-center-quality approach to determine what triggers symptoms and provides relief. Dr. Backman notes that many people “don’t take allergies seriously” and often ignore them until they cause other problems. Allergies can lead to recurrent sinus infections, and “sinusitis can trigger asthma, ear infections and other complications,” he explains. “Asthma can be life-threatening when undertreated. There are many measures you can take that are specifically geared to the allergies you have. I understand as a physician and as a patient what my patients experience, and I am fully committed to helping them control or conquer their allergies with the best treatments available.”
Practice Name: Allergy & Asthma Care of FC, LLC
Organizations: American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
Connecticut Allergy and Asthma Society Fairfield County Medical Association
Connecticut State Medical Society
American Medical Association