Patient Sucess Stories

Hear What Dr. Sher’s Patients Are Saying

Some Center for Cough patients have shared their experience with the Center for Cough team. Here is what they had to say. More reviews can be found at

“This Center for Cough is where I am going for my chronic cough I have had for Years! I had been sleeping in a recliner for years and now I have been able to finally sleep in the bed without feeling like I was choking to death and coughing! Dr. SHER is awesome and he has a great staff of wonderful, friendly, Very Efficient people! I highly recommend him and his cough center! 10 star rating!”

“I no longer have the constant coughing or the constant clearing of the throat. Not coughing all the time is a big deal. Dr. Sher has made a big difference in my quality of life.”

“I’d been to a number of physicians who had not been able to help me in any way. Within one week, I saw a vast difference. If you just do what your doctor tells you to do, you’ll be fine with Dr. Sher.”

“I’ve been fortunate not to have a chronic cough but twice suffered acute coughs that would not go away with various treatments from other physicians. Dr. Sher took care of those coughs both times, quickly and successfully. He is a kind and caring physician with a great mind. I hope he doesn’t retire until I’m no longer on this earth!”

“Dr. Sher has helped us more than once with very thorough explanations and good remedies. We follow his advice and always benefit from his suggestions. He has his patient’s good health at the heart of his practice.”

“Dr. Sher took the time to make sure that the treatment he was recommending would not only fix the problem but not cause anthing else. Dr. Sher is very intelligent and knowledgeable and it really comes across when he deals with a patient.”

“I highly recommend that anyone who has had a chronic cough must visit Dr. Sher. I have had a cough for over 20 years. We are not sure how or why it all started. Dr. Sher was the first doctor that nailed it for me. I have been to allergists, ear nose and throat, general practitioners, had numerous pictures of my lungs showing no issues…”  View On >

“After more than 10 years with a cough Dr. Sher helped me lose it. I had been to every kind of medical doctor and alternative therapy imaginable with no results. But now I’m cough free.”

“I suffered for nearly a year with a chronic cough. Spent $$$ seeing numerous different specialist who has no answers for me but just kept prescribing different meds. One even suggested pretty drastic sinus surgery. Finally a pulmonologist I saw made an offhand reference to the Center for Cough. I looked it up and made an appointment to see Dr Sher even though he was six hours away from my home. After some tests and an initial consultation, he changed my inhaler medication and I was fully recovered in a week. That was three years ago. I have been cough and medication free since. For me, he was a God-send. I think his success stems from the fact that he is a practicing physician but retains the heart of a researcher who strives to understand the actual underlying nature of his patients’ illness and thereby treat them appropriately, unlike the cast majority of doctors today who simply follow the doctor playbook.”

“I went to see Dr.Sher about 4 years ago with a chronic cough I got from radiation in 2001 my cough is awful and it is a very hard cough he has tried so many things and if it didn’t work he tell me don’t give up on me I still have other things I’m working will he did he is involved in a research program that they have a pill they are testing it is a very big success in Europe and I was the first patient to try it and it works when I was on the pill I did not cough I was so happy as he said from the start don’t give up on me and I didn’t is only the drug company could work faster I am not on the program now the next survey doesn’t start until January of 2017 every time I go and see him I ask him where is my pill I think he is the best I have been to so many doctors since 2001 and they all told me there is nothing they can do and I would have to live with the cough but Dr. Sher never gave up on me he keeps looking for something to help me .i think he is the greatest I even made him a t-shirt that says bow ties are cool it also has a bow tie I embroider it thanks Dr.Sher for everything you are doing for me.”

“I’ve had a chronic cough for over 12 years and have finally found a doctor who has diagnosed it correctly and whose treatment protocol has reduced my coughing spells by at least 50% in just one month. I’ve been approved to participate in one of the cough studies that Dr. Sher is involved in and I’m so excited and hopeful that I’ll continue to do better and better.  Thank you Dr. Sher and your wonderful compassionate staff!!!”

“Having moved from NY to Florida was a huge transition. I have allergies , asthma and chronic lung issues. It was not until I saw Dr. Sher that I had a definitive diagnosis .Dr. Sher is steeped in research , academia and is so current. I have been trying to get a diagnosis since 2009. Office staff kind, efficient and responsive . I feel safe in their care. 10 stars!!!”

“I had coughed for 9 months straight – coughing to the point of throwing up 8-10 times per day. After 2 general Dr, and an ENT, I went to the Center for Cough and was diagnosed as above (nothing in tests showed up anything). After a dose of steroids, the chlorpheniramine is all I take and I have been cough free since 2 days after my appointment. I am living proof that this works!”

“Dr Sher has been my doctor for years…… He has helped me immensely thru the years. He is thoughtful, intelligent and truly dedicated to his practice and to the desire to get you well and living the best healthy quality that works for you. His office staff is just as dedicated and thoughtful as Dr. Sher. If I could have only one Dr treat me for all my medical conditions it would be Dr. Sher . He has a great team/staff glad I found them!”

“A fantastic doctor! I highly recommend Dr. Mandel Sher.”

Dr. Mandel and his staff are wonderful. If you have a chronic cough, this is the place.”

“I am not surprised !(that Dr. Sher is the ONLY Allergy, Asthma, and Cough Physician Specialist in Pinellas County selected by his physician peers as 2016 Best Doctor)

Dr. Sher was the ONLY doctor I’ve seen to figure out the cause of and what to do about my constant problem with stuffiness and constant coughing. I believe in him 100%!

“The repetition was unnerving. He sounded unhealthy. I was worried for my husband, and it was aggravating for me. After one visit with Dr. Mandel Sher at Center for Cough, the change in Tom’s condition was immediate and so satisfying.”

I went to every specialist I thought might help me to no avail. Then I met Dr. Sher. Oh my goodness! After 4 years of coughing, I had a visit with Dr. Sher and almost immediately my cough was gone. I sure do wish it hadn’t taken me so long to find him. Thanks Dr. Sher

“Just finished a trial for a new cough medicine – Great experience and the medicine really helped.”

“I had a persistent cough that would not go away. After seeing Dr. Sher, he correctly diagnosed the problem and with his guidance on diet, exercise therapy and medicine the cough is gone. I had a cough lingering for almost 7 months and Dr. Sher, quickly got the problem solved. I would call him the “Cough Whisperer” His staff was friendly and effective and thorough. I would highly recomend Dr. Sher.”

“Dr Sher was a tremendous help getting rid of my annoying cough. He was the first doctor to help clear my problem. He is kind, caring, funny and a great doctor.”

After suffering for months with cough seizures a friend suggested Dr. Sher at The Center for Cough. The appointment easy to schedule, the staff very friendly and attentive. Dr. Sher himself is thorough and conscientious and extremely professional. After following his therapy suggestions I am happy to report my cough is now under control and I am able to return to work. Kudos to Dr. Sher and his staff. BTW, his office staff is very friendly and helpful, especially his wonderful wife.

“Went to see Dr. Sher yesterday for my cough and was totally amazed at his knowledge and how he plans to help me. I would highly recommend Dr. Sher to anyone who has a long lasting cough….Love this doctor.”

“I have never been so impressed with a doctor as I was with Dr. Sher at the Center for Cough. The time he spent and the information he shared and also explaining everything was incredible. I highly recommend Dr. Sher and the Center for Cough.”

“5 years ago I was in his office for a routine allergy shot. Dr. Sher noticed a persistent cough, treated me with steroids, and when that did not help, he ordered an Xray. He saw a very small sot on my lung and alerted my personal physician to get an MRI. He called from his cell phone at dinner time to report the results. It was diagnosed as cancer. After surgery, I am clear of cancer for 5 years now, and ever so thankful to Dr. Sher.”

“Dr. Sher and his office staff were wonderful. I had a cough for 6 months and he diagnosed it in one visit. Highly recommend.”

“I am an RN of 25 years and have had a cough for my entire life. For 3 years it was severe. I went to countless specialists & had every test available, all offering ZERO answers. I was on 12 prescription meds with ZERO improvement. Dr. Sher has saved my life! I no longer need a laundry list of meds or to spend every day off in a doctor’s office. I finally have a normal life without a hacking cough, exhaustion, embarrassment & constant disruption to everyone around me. Everyone there is great!”

“As a fellow physician and his patient, I could not speak more highly of him. Despite multiple specialists who could not diagnose my debilitating cough , he did in moments. I was extremely impressed by him, his office staff and their courtesy and kindness. Thank you!”

“After coughing for 37 years and no help from several specialists Dr. Sher has decreased my cough by 95%. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. Now I can start to live a normal life again. Hands Down, if you have a cough Dr. Sher is the man to see.”

“After 33 radiation treatments for laryngeal cancer in 2016, the tissue damage inside caused me to have a terrible cough. It was similar to what you would have during a bad cold, only it was much worse and it went on for months. Dr Sher really helped me to find ways to try to fight through it and get some control over it. Eventually my tissues healed and that cough subsided. For years it was thought that I had some type of asthma because of a nagging cough and chest congestion. Dr Sher did some testing and we experimented with my med doses and have discovered that I DO NOT have asthma and my cough source is something else entirely. Now I don’t require those expensive asthma drugs anymore. He is a no nonsense doctor who is very knowledgeable!” – Bobbe, March 2019

“I had a chronic cough that wreaked havoc on my life for 10 months. After numerous unnecessary and ineffective at best procedures and prescriptions, I found Dr. Sher. He changed my medicine and I was better in days. That was 6 years ago and the cough never returned. This man knows his $&!#.”

“I’m so glad Dr Sher is helping to train the next generation of doctors! He will always be one of my favorite doctors. I recommend him anytime someone had allergies, a cough, etc.”

Dr. Sher and his team are amazing!

“As a practicing physician, he and his staff practice high quality medicine. It’s reassuring that the staff, office and Dr, Sher addressed my medical concerns professionally and more importantly, resolved my cough and ear ache” – MB, July 2019

Most people do not know there is a cough specialist. I saw multiple doctors for 1 year before I was finally given Dr Sher’s information. I saw Dr Sher and his nurse for one visit, was told what I had to do which was simply hydrating and special exercises and the cough that I had had for 1 year was gone in one day. Absolutely unbelievable and very much appreciated. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone.

O.J., June 2020

“I have had a chronic cough for over 16 years and had not been able to find a reason or relief. At our first visit he listened and we developed a plan which had had a major impact on my cough. He asks many question, and is an amazing diagnostician. I am thankful to have his followup and continued support in controlling my symptoms. Thank you Dr Sher!!”

Anne O., September 2020

“Dr. Sher and his office personnel are simply the best. Wonderful bedside manner, highly personable, and soooo caring. This is a doctor who truly cares about your well-being and wants you to achieve excellent results. The office staff are friendly, as well, and know what they are doing. Communication between the doctor and office personnel is terrific, too. I’ve never had a single issue with any of them, and they offer virtual appointments now, too. I LOVE that, because it means I don’t have to drive an hour or more, depending on traffic, for a brief follow-up visit. Also, Dr. Sher successfully eliminated a mysterious cough I’d had for eight years, and did so after only two visits. I’d had all the tests with all the specialists, and no one could figure it out, but Dr. Sher DID. I would recommend him to anyone. He works magic, pure and simple.”

Stephanie M., September 2020

“When I visited Dr. Sher I was coughing constantly and had been for a long time. In a short period of time he treated my cough and reduced it to 1 or 2 mild coughs a day. Truly amazing!!!”

I sought out Dr. Sher after 15 months of debilitating, constant cough. I had been undergoing extensive treatments for lung cancer including two chest surgeries and multiple procedures as well as chemotherapy. My cancer was gone but I had a cough that just wouldn’t go away. I had sought answers from my oncologist, two surgeons, pulmonologist, internal medicine physician , allergist and ENT. No one had any answers for me. Finally I was referred to Dr. Sher and the Center for Cough and in one 45 minute telemedicine Zoom meeting with Dr. Sher, my problem was diagnosed and a treatment plan put in place. With a few changes to my lifestyle, including medicine and exercises, my coughing is 80% gone. I am able to sleep, eat, talk and live my life without the constant coughing. Thank you Dr. Sher. You have given me my life back. If you have a cough that won’t go away–make an appointment to see Dr. Sher today. You won’t regret it.

“Dr. Sher has spent the time explaining everything and I have complete trust in his care. The office staff, nurses and techs are what other physician offices should aspire to be. They are great!”

“Dr. Sher is a very through physician. He is eager to answer questions. He gets to the bottom of medical problems which frustrated many other physicians.”

“The doctor saved my husband’s life. He went in because of a cough. The doctor insisted on a chest x-ray which revealed a black spot. Upon further investigation we found he had fungal pneumonia. Because we caught this early he was treated and healed. This would probably have gone unnoticed and without treatment he might have died.

What went well:

  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn’t rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider’s decisions”

“Dr. Sher changed my life dramatically and because of that I highly recommend his practice. I had literally had a cough for more than 30 years and frequently could not have a conversation due to it. Because my vocation moved my family and me to several cities, I have seen countless doctors: Primary Care Doctors, allergists, pulmonologists, gastroenterologists, chiropractors, holistic doctors and even acupuncturists. I tried countless medications and injections. And then there were the countless home remedies that had cured everyone’s uncle from his cough. Even with trying all of those attempts, I I still had the cough. Then I was recommend to and went to see Dr. Sher. He was able to discover a treatment plan and my cough, for the first time in more than 30 years, went away. However, I then had a liver transplant and following it, my cough came back. Once again, Dr. Sher was able to help it go away. Then I had COVID and it returned. But once again, Dr. Sher was able to treat it and it went away. You can understand why I write that Dr. Sher changed my life. In addition, I found his office staff very personable and extremely helpful. I have been able to see the doctor in person as well as Tele-a- visits. Visit Dr. Sher’s office and hopefully you will be able to state that Dr. Sher changed your life as he did mine.”

“Dr. Sher has helped me tremendously. He explained why I am experiencing the symptoms and has helped me alleviate them. But the best part is that he accepts insurance. I went to a doctor in New York a few years ago when the problem began and it cost me over $5,000 out of pocket. I wish I would have known about Dr. Sher then. If you are experiencing a chronic cough that no other doctor can explain, definitely see Dr. Sher. He is wonderful, and you will get relief.” (May 2021)

“I’ve been coughing for about 10 years and I admit that when I was referred to Dr. Sher I was very skeptical because nothing has helped my chronic cough and throat clearing. Dr. Sher diagnosed me, changed my medication and gave me exercises to do which have made a tremendous difference. The frequency and severity of the cough and throat clearing dramatically decreased after about three days, and I continue to improve. I used to be hesitant about social interactions, and even avoided them at times because the cough was disruptive and embarrassing, but no longer! He is a miracle worker! Thank you Dr. Sher!”

“100% recommend Dr. Sher. Unlike other doctors, he was able to get to the root of my problem that has plagued me for over 2 years.  Prior to my visit, Dr. Sher had thoroughly reviewed all my historical records that I mailed to him. At my first visit, he asked a lot of questions and listened to my issues and concerns. Dr. Sher conveys genuine concern and commits himself to diagnosing the problem . . . he ultimately did!

Dr. Sher speaks on a level that a non-medical person can understand. His staff is efficient and pleasant.
I am SO grateful my ENT referred me to Dr. Sher. He is an amazing doctor.”