Steven W. Fischer, MD
American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
University of Pennsylvania
Jefferson Medical College
Temple University Hospital
American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Pennsylvania Medical Society
Delaware County Medical Society
Philadelphia Laryngological Society
Hobart Amoy Hare Medical Honor Society
American Headache Society
Dr. Fischer has been retired from surgery since 2001, but maintains a strong interest in the medical management of diseases of the ear, nose and throat. Dr. Fischer is committed to the diagnosis and resolution of the medical condition, particularly in complex conditions such as dizziness and headaches. He holds a teaching appointment from Temple University Medical School as a clinical assistant professor of Otolaryngology
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I am a long-term student of headache disease and, more recently, a lecturer on the subject. I am a member of the American Headache Society. Many conditions can masquerade as “sinus headache.” Most of these conditions are readily treated when accurately diagnosed. Others are potentially serious when improperly identified. It is possible to have two or more co-existing conditions, such as allergic rhinitis and migraine. Migraine can mimic rhinosinusitis perfectly, confusing the medical picture.
Headache evaluation in the hands of an otolaryngologist with expertise in allergy, sinusitis, and an extensive knowledge of other causes of headache brings significant
additional benefit to the patient.