STAAMP In The News

100 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine administered to SAISD faculty, staff members

STAAMP Allergy administered the vaccines Tuesday morning This story was originally published by KSAT12 and can be found here.   SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Independent School District teachers and staff members received Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday morning. The clinic, STAAMP Allergy, administered 100 doses of the new COVID-19 vaccine, which received emergency […]

100 SAISD employees vaccinated against COVID-19, kicking off local effort to immunize school staff

District leaders said they hope to have employees vaccinated by the end of May. This story was originally published by Kens5 and can be found here. Author: Vanessa Croix Published: 4:32 PM CST March 9, 2021 Updated: 5:02 PM CST March 9, 2021   SAN ANTONIO — More than 4.5 million Texans have received at least one dose […]

SAISD realiza la vacunación contra el coronavirus de maestros y personal escolar

This story was originally published by Univision – KWEX 41 and can be found here. Cien maestros y empleados del distrito recibieron este martes la vacuna contra el coronavirus de la empresa Johnson & Johnson. Estas personas fueron seleccionadas ya que trabajarán durante el periodo de ‘spring break’.

SAISD teachers among first to receive Johnson & Johnson vaccine in San Antonio

This story was originally published by KSAT12 and can be found here. The STAAMP Center in Olmos Park received 100 of the Johnson & Johnson vaccines and immediately administered them to San Antonio ISD teachers.

San Antonio clinic seeks approval for remdesivir to be used outside of hospital

Study could help provide vital information to researchers as they develop COVID-19 treatment This story was originally published by KSAT12 and can be found here.  San Antonio – A local clinic hopes to get remdisivir, the FDA-approved treatment option for COVID-19, approved for use outside of the hospital setting. “We want to be able to have […]

San Antonio Report board welcomes new chairman in new year

San Antonio Report board welcomes new chairman in new year This story was originally published by San Antonio Report and can be found here.  The turning of the calendar brought a turn in leadership to the San Antonio Report’s board of directors. A.J. Rodriguez ascended to board chairman late last month, after John “Chico” Newman Jr. […]

San Antonio ISD to stand up COVID-19 vaccine site at Alamo Stadium

This story was originally published by San Antonio Report and can be found here.  San Antonio Independent School District Superintendent Pedro Martinez is not waiting for the go-ahead from state officials to offer SAISD staff the coronavirus vaccine. Martinez announced earlier this month that the school district planned to offer the vaccine to employees who qualify […]

Local doctor gives tips on telling mountain cedar allergies and COVID symptoms apart

This story was originally published by Fox29 and can be found here.  SAN ANTONIO- If you are sniffling a lot right now, mountain cedar might just be the culprit. The season lasts until about February. Doctors are reminding you to monitor how you are feeling and they have one way you can tell COVID and […]

Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine now in San Antonio

Some 500 health care professionals will begin getting the vaccine, including school nurses, according to South Texas Allergy and Asthma Medical Professionals. This story was originally published by Kens5 and can be found here.  SAN ANTONIO — Some of the first doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine arrived this morning at South Texas Allergy and Asthma […]

STAAMP Allergy to administer 500 Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to health care workers

Moderna vaccine expected to be delivered this week This story was originally published by KSAT12 and can be found here.  SAN ANTONIO – South Texas Allergy and Asthma Medical Professionals, also known as STAAMP Allergy, will begin administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to 500 health care professionals. “We are working hard to meet the needs of […]

COVID-19 fatigue showing in Bexar County

Texas MedClinic doctor says weddings and family dinners are behind cases he’s seeing SAN ANTONIO – As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, local doctors say “COVID fatigue” is real as residents get sick, not of the coronavirus but of dealing with it. “’You know, ‘I’ve had it up to here, and I’m not doing it anymore,’” […]

San Antonio allergy center tests blood clotting drug that could mitigate COVID-19’s lethal impacts

This story was originally published by SA Current and can be found here.  A San Antonio allergy center is one of six U.S. research clinics offering free trial medication that may mitigate the lethal impacts of COVID-19. South Texas Allergy and Asthma Medical Professionals (STAAMP) is offering offering brand name anticoagulant Xarelto for free to patients who test […]

Three named to San Antonio Report board of directors

Three named to San Antonio Report board of directors This story was originally published by San Antonio Report and can be found here. The San Antonio Report board of directors has elected three new directors. Confirmed during a board meeting on Monday, the three new directors are Dr. Erika Gonzalez, Cara Nichols, and A.J. Rodriguez. […]

Friday at San Antonio CityFest

Friday at San Antonio CityFest This story was originally published by San Antonio Report and can be found here. City policing, access to health equity, and the future of San Antonio drive Friday’s conversations on San Antonio CityFest’s final day of civic engagement events. The third annual San Antonio CityFest, a virtual urban ideas festival, […]

CityFest: Turning redlining into ‘greenlining’ with health equity

CityFest: Turning redlining into ‘greenlining’ with health equity This story was originally published by San Antonio Report and can be found here.  Take a 1930s map of San Antonio’s redlined communities – used to avoid “hazardous” loans in Black and Hispanic neighborhoods – and compare it with a map of families currently living below the poverty level […]

President Trump’s COVID-19 comments draw reaction from San Antonio coronavirus survivors, loved ones

‘It’s careless to put it mildly,’ says daughter who lost her mother This story was originally published by KSAT12 and can be found here.  SAN ANTONIO – “Don’t be afraid of Covid,” and similar recent statements made by President Donald Trump, despite his coronavirus diagnosis, were considered “careless, to put it mildly,” by Dr. Erika Gonzalez, who lost […]

CityFest 2020: A weeklong festival of ideas focused on San Antonio’s resiliency

CityFest 2020: A weeklong festival of ideas focused on San Antonio’s resiliency This story was originally published by San Antonio Report and can be found here.  The turning of the calendar brought a turn in leadership to the San Antonio Report’s board of directors. A.J. Rodriguez ascended to board chairman late last month, after John “Chico” […]

Médicos de STAAMP Allergy prueban medicamento para evitar formación de coágulos en pacientes con coronavirus

This story was originally published by Univision and can be found here.  Expertos aseguran que los coágulos son el factor que provoca más daños en pacientes con coronavirus, por lo que esperan que este nuevo fármaco ayude a proteger el sistema respiratorio de los pacientes.

25 influential Latinos in San Antonio

Hispanic Heritage Month This story was originally published by KSAT12 and can be found here.  SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio, a majority Hispanic city, has the fourth-largest Latino population in the United States. From chefs and political stars to entertainers, athletes and personalities bigger than the North Star Mall boots, here’s a look at 25 influential […]

Esperanza Hall residents to receive monthly COVID-19 tests

This story was originally published by The Mesquite (TAMUSA) and can be found here.  Students living at Texas A&M University-San Antonio will receive monthly COVID-19 tests. Provided by the A&M System, 700 tests per month will be administered without cost to Esperanza Hall dorm residents. Located in portable 101B behind the Central Academic Building and […]

San Antonio physician turns mission into passion after losing mother to COVID-19

Dr. Erika Gonzalez lost her mother to the virus but she hopes to raise awareness through non-profit This story was originally published by KSAT12 and can be found here.  SAN ANTONIO – The fight against COVID-19 has taken on a new meaning for Dr. Erika Gonzalez. Her parents were hospitalized after they contracted the virus. “Having […]

A mother’s death from COVID-19 leaves Hispanic Chamber leader ‘powerless’ but determined to help others

This story was originally published by San Antonio Report and can be found here.  Dr. Erika Gonzalez is a mother and a military veteran, a community leader on the rise, a practitioner in and owner of an allergy practice with three locations in San Antonio. But the coronavirus outbreak has proved unsparing and, on Wednesday, […]

‘Death is all around us’ – novel coronavirus deaths concentrated on San Antonio’s South Side, new data shows

This story was originally published by San Antonio Express News and can be found here.  Even City Council members know what it’s like to lose loved ones to the coronavirus. In Councilwoman Adriana Rocha Garcia’s family, six people have died of COVID-19 — all cousins on her father’s side who lived on the West Side. […]

‘When we’re full, we’re full’: COVID-19 pushes San Antonio hospitals to the limit

This story was originally published by San Antonio Express News and can be found here.  The alarming surge of COVID-19 hospitalizations in San Antonio — where at least one in four new patients has the disease — is growing at a faster rate than in other major Texas cities. For the last week, the number […]

Local leader to advocate for small businesses in DC

This story was originally published by the San Antonio Business Journal and can be found here.  Dr. Erika Gonzalez, chairwoman of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, was chosen as one of four national co-chairs for the Small Business for America’s Future coalition. The organization, based in Washington, D.C., consists of small business owners and […]

Mental Health Experts’ Advice for Entrepreneurs Affected by COVID-19

Mental Health Experts’ Advice for Entrepreneurs Affected by COVID-19 This story was originally published by San Antonio Report and can be found here.  Mental health experts encourage small-business owners wrestling with coronavirus-related stress and anxiety to talk openly and honestly about their struggles to cultivate a flexible work environment that can adapt to the needs […]

Panel to Discuss Entrepreneur Anxieties Fueled by Coronavirus Pandemic

Panel to Discuss Entrepreneur Anxieties Fueled by Coronavirus Pandemic This story was originally published by San Antonio Report and can be found here.  In an effort to address the unique challenges small business owners and entrepreneurs have faced during the coronavirus pandemic, the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SAHCC) is hosting a mental health […]

City officials collect more than 16,000 cloth face coverings to donate to senior centers

This story was originally published by NEWS4SA and can be found here.  San Antonio – A local clinic hopes to get remdisivir, the FDA-approved treatment option for COVID-19, approved for use outside of the hospital setting. “We want to be able to have this treatment available to people as soon as they get sick, so we […]

On The Record | COVID-19 impact on telemedicine

This story was originally published by PBS and can be found here.    Host T.J. Mayes talks with Dr. Erika Gonzalez, CEO of STAAMP Allergy, about how the COVID-19 pandemic might have changed the future for telemedicine. San Antonio Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Richard Perez discusses the return of customers to business, and […]

How to distinguish allergies and COVID-19 symptoms, according to a San Antonio expert

This story was originally published by MYSA and can be found here.  The coronavirus pandemic has added a layer of uncertainty and anxiety to allergy season. San Antonio residents are turning to professionals to make sure their symptoms are allergies and not something else. Dr. Erika Gonzalez of South Texas Allergy and Asthma pointed to […]

Embrace family, friends with your heart during the COVID-19 pandemic

This story was originally published by NEWS4SA and can be found here.  SAN ANTONIO – Instead of a hug or a handshake for loved ones, how about something that comes from the heart? According to a press release from The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SAHCC) launched the “Heartshake,” or Saludo de Corazon, as […]

High Pollen Counts Provoke Angst for Those With Allergies

High Pollen Counts Provoke Angst for Those With Allergies This story was originally published by San Antonio Report and can be found here.  San Antonio saw whopping pollen counts over the past week, with oak dust skyrocketing to 30,900+ parts per billion on March 30 – some of the highest counts in a decade. The severe pollen […]

In San Antonio, Asthma Hits Kids in Low-Income Zip Codes Harder

In San Antonio, Asthma Hits Kids in Low-Income Zip Codes Harder This story was originally published by San Antonio Report and can be found here.  After she found out her children had been denied free state health insurance, Jessica Gutierrez started crunching the numbers. With a 6-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son in need of regular […]

San Antonio’s Top Doctors 2020

Allergy & Immunology This story was originally published by San Antonio Magazine and can be found here.  Erika Gonzalez South Texas Allergy & Asthma Medical Professionals 10447 Hwy. 151 210-616-5385

“A light Mt Cedar is worse than a bad anything else,” says local allergist

This story was originally published by News4SA and can be found here.  SAN ANTONIO — If you’re feeling a bit under the weather, it may be because of mountain cedar. Friday’s count is extremely heavy at 17,770. “So he would always scratch his eyes – he would scratch them so much he would start getting cuts […]

Hispanic Chamber’s Erika Gonzalez Wants to Keep Small Businesses Healthy

Hispanic Chamber’s Erika Gonzalez Wants to Keep Small Businesses Healthy Hispanic Chamber’s Erika Gonzalez Wants to Keep Small Businesses Healthy by Shari BiedigerDecember 11, 2019 Dr. Erika Gonzalez, who leads a large allergy and asthma practice, is the 2020 San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Chair-Elect. Credit: Scott Ball / San Antonio Report Dr. Erika Gonzalez joined […]

Best Immunologists in San Antonio

This story was originally published by Kev’s Best and can be found here.  Dr. Dice graduated from the University of Notre Dame and then received his medical degree from the University of Virginia.  He entered military service with the Air Force completing a residency in Internal Medicine at Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio and a fellowship in […]

Cedar allergies to reach fever pitch this winter in San Antonio and South Texas

This story was originally published by San Antonio Express News and can be found here.  Recent rains, especially following a long, hot summer, have benefited the Edwards Aquifer and lawns alike. But in addition to a bountiful blessing of mosquitoes (tamped down by last month’s cold snap), the rains also left the ash juniper trees […]

Operation Rapid Relief: Dr. Joel A. Reyes, DO

This story was originally published by MD Monthly and can be found here.  As a physician who frequently deals with life and death situations, it is hard to believe that Dr. Joel Reyes at one point did not even want to go into medicine. Born in Baguio City, Philippines, he grew up in a family […]