Allergy Staff at Westside Allergy Care

Allergy Doctor's serving Rochester (Greece), Brockport and Batavia, NY

Westside Allergy Care

At Westside Allergy Care we recognize that your choice of physician is driven both by the doctor's competency and personality. With Allergy, Asthma and Immunology problems, you need an allergist who is experienced, understanding and supportive. You get this caring attitude from all the staff at Westside Allergy Care every day. Our staff works together as a team to be sure we are responsive to your needs and keep you informed about your health issues. We look forward to getting to know you.

Dr. Tom Adler

Dr. Tom Adler

Tom Adler was born and raised in Southern California. He attended college at the University of California, Davis and graduated with honors in Zoology. After a year of graduate study in Pharmacology, he attended the University of California, Irvine California College of Medicine and, in 1977, went on to internship and residency in Medicine at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. He elected to specialize in Allergy and took his postgraduate training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center directed by Dr. Gildon Beall.

During his allergy fellowship, Dr. Adler did research on thyroid autoimmunity jointly with Dr. Douglas Heiner and also studied IgG4 immune responses in grass pollen sensitive asthmatics.  He also authored a book chapter on drug allergy, and he has maintained an interest in drug allergy and drug allergy desensitization since.

After 7 years of private practice of Allergy in Medford, Oregon, Tom met Dr. Ann Spataro, of Rochester, NY at a medical conference, and upon their marriage, Tom elected to move to Rochester where he has practiced Allergy and Internal Medicine since 1989. He and Ann have two grown daughters. They enjoy cycling, skiing, hiking and Tom is active in the Genesee Valley Nordic Ski Patrol, the Rochester Bicycling Club, and the Adirondack Mountain Club.

In addition to giving talks to local physicians and the public on allergies and asthma, Tom has authored several scientific articles on subjects ranging from drug allergies and grass pollen induced asthma, to anaphylaxis. He is Board Certified in Allergy and Immunology as well as Internal Medicine. He is a Clinical Instructor in Medicine at the University of Rochester, and has served on the Allergy Advisory Committee of Rochester Independent Practice Association. He is on the medical staff of three local hospitals – Rochester General, Unity, and Lakeside. He joined Dr. Scott Valet in 1996 and now confines his practice to Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology.

Tom is a member of the “Dermatitis, Drug and Food Allergy” interest section of the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology and is also interested in the management and prevention of asthma. He maintains active memberships in the American College of Physicians and the Monroe County Medical Society, the Finger Lakes Allergy Society, and volunteers at a local clinic serving indigent patients in the City of Rochester on a regular basis.

Dr. Anitha Shrikhande

Dr. Anitha ShrikhandeDr. Anitha Shrikhande completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center where she was recognized  for her excellence in ambulatory patient care.  She then pursued her lifelong dream of becoming an Allergist and went on to do a fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey where she was given the dubious distinction of “Chief Fellow.”   The role consisted of organizing educational activities and serving as a good listener and friend to her peers.

She has been with Westside Allergy Care since 2010.  She has loved building relationships with her patients and hopes to continue to provide personalized patient care.  Dr. Shrikhande's primary goal is to address every issue to the best of her ability.  She is also dedicated to staying current in her field.  She sees patients of all ages in Batavia, Brockport and Greece. She is affiliated with the Rochester Regional Health System.

In her spare time she enjoys time with her husband and 2 children.


****Westside Allergy Care is pleased to announce the addition of a 3rd provider to our growing practice on 4/18/16. Her name is Lindsay Short, FNP.****

Lindsay Short completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in 2005 at St. John Fisher College.  At that time she worked as an RN in both pediatrics and outpatient urology while attending  the University of Rochester to pursue a degree in Advanced Practice Nursing.   In 2008 she earned a Master’s Degree in Advanced Practice Nursing in Family Health from U of R.    She went on to become a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner accredited by the ANCC.  She worked as an NP in outpatient  urology for several years before deciding to pursue her interest in allergy & asthma.     Lindsay is a preceptor for NP students at the University of Rochester as well.   

Lindsay started with Westside Allergy Care in April of 2016.  She is eager to participate in the care of the patients at Westside Allergy Care.   She is currently working on becoming a Certified Asthma Educator.

In her spare time Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.  She also enjoys fitness and helping others obtain their fitness/wellness goals through coaching and support groups.