Pollen Report for April 21, 2019 - Birmingham, AL

Trees: High

Weeds: Absent

Grasses: Absent

Molds: Not Counted

Our Food Allergy Treatment Center

Now Offering Oral Immunotherapy for Peanut, Tree Nut, Milk, Egg, Sesame, Soy and Other Foods

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Allergy Treatment on your Schedule!

We are now offerring Allergycare365. Allergycare365 provides you with a year-round, needle-free solution to your allergies. All from the comfort of home using allergy drops applied under the tongue.

Trussville Location Open Tuesdays!

Beginning January 16, 2019 our Trussville location will be open on Tuesdays!

We welcome Dr. Njeri Maina to our practice

Call now to schedule an appointment with Dr. Maina! She is seeing patients in our Homewood, Hoover, and Alabaster locations.

Top Doctors!

Congratulations to all of our amazing allergists at Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center for making last year’s list of Birmingham’s Top Docs!

Breathe Right, Live Well

Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center’s mission is to be the leading caregiver for patients with allergies and chronic respiratory problems. Since 1966, our practice has been committed to providing the greater Birmingham area and our patients with the best care through our values of care, advocacy, service, integrity, and accountability.

Allergies, asthma, and immune diseases can have a drastic effect on an individual’s quality of life. Our team of physicians, nurse practitioners, and staff work together to help diagnosis and treat patients who suffer from pediatric and adult allergies, skin disorders, sinus issues, asthma, and immunological issues, as well as food and drug allergies.

Come see us at one of our convenient locations in Homewood, Hoover, Alabaster, Chelsea, Cullman or Trussville.

Why See an Allergist?

Becoming an allergist / immunologist requires at least an additional nine years of training beyond a bachelor’s degree. After completing medical school, physicians undergo three years of training in internal medicine or pediatrics and pass the exam of either the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) or the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). To specialize in Allergy-Immunology, it is next necessary for internists and pediatricians to complete an additional two years of study, called a fellowship, in an accredited allergy / immunology training program. They are then qualified to sit for the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI) certification exam. All of our allergists are certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology: the only recognized specialty that cares for patients with allergic and immunological diseases.

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Most people are unaware of the immune or allergy causes behind their symptoms. It can be critical to identify what is causing your symptoms, and allergists have the appropriate training, knowledge, and tools to diagnose and treat your allergy and asthma related problems.

Allergies may affect many parts of the body, and can be an underlying trigger for issues, including organ symptoms such as the skin, lungs, gastrointestinal system, eyes, ears, and sinuses. Thus, it can be beneficial to make an initial appointment with an allergist to assess your symptoms and causes. Allergists receive many referrals from other healthcare providers such as internists, pediatricians, ENTs, pulmonologists, and dermatologists, and will partner with your other healthcare providers for individual treatment as necessary.

Allergy specialists diagnose their patients’ conditions by collecting a complete medical history on each patient, performing a physical examination on the patient and assessing the patient’s environmental exposure history. They may also perform tests such as allergen skin tests and lung function tests. If you have allergy symptoms that occur in association with exposure to certain things, that is highly significant. Allergy diagnostic tests, such as skin tests or blood tests, provide similar information and merely confirm what your health history tells the doctor. If your doctor were to rely exclusively on the results of skin or blood tests (without history and physical examination), you could be diagnosed as having an allergic problem that you don’t necessarily have. Once they have diagnosed the patient’s condition, allergy doctors can advise patients in treating the condition, minimizing the allergic response or avoiding the allergic triggers identified.

In addition to treating potentially serious consequences of allergies and asthma, allergists also focus on preventative care, ensuring that patients achieve and maintain optimal health and quality of life. They develop management plans and follow patients over time, providing them with the most up to date treatment options available.Our doctor’s are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as:

  • Sinus Infections
  • Asthma and frequent cough
  • Hay Fever (Rhinitis)
  • Eye Allergies
  • Food, Insect, and Drug Allergies
  • Immune System Problems that might cause frequent infections
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    Having Saturday shot clinic hours is awesome! Staff also very friendly and knowledgeable!

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    Every staff member at AAAC is always so helpful and nice. I see Dr. Wilson and she has changed my life. She is such a sweet, genuine person and an... read more

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    They were great with my 12 yr old son. They made sure to show him everything to put him at ease.

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    When your Dr can pinpoint everything wrong and u dont have to say anything.....you kno u came to the right place!

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    Well they took ten vials of blood and harpooned me in the hip but feeling really hopeful they can help and they got me in and out in a timely... read more

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    Dr. Lemke is amazing! She sees both my children. She makes them feel comfortable and has a lot of positive energy in her office!

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    The staff and the doctors are excellent. They offer study groups and my daughter joined one and she has been itch free after 19 years of itching! Please parents, give... read more

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    Very nice visit everyone was very pleasant and Dr. was awesome!!

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    I absolutely loved everyone here. I'm still getting used to being an adult and not having my mom at every appointment. They treated me as if they already knew me... read more

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    Awesome place! Dr. Soong is a wonderful Doctor & very easy to talk to. ���

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    Great Doctors there and knowledgeable nurses who give you the allergy shots. Love Dr. Sikora and Dr. Blake �

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    I was there for an allergy skin test and all of a sudden, I developed servere symptoms of anaphylaxis, Dr. Soon Yi and he staff was awesome in taking... read more

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    They took time to listen to my concerns and were very thorough. Kind and helpful staff.

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    My son is an Oral Immunotherapy patient at the Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center for desensitization to peanuts. Everyone at the center is always super friendly and they have repeatedly... read more

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    Excellent staff and doctor!!!!!! Our visit for my three year old could not have been better!!!! So happy to understand his medication allergies/reactions now!!! Would highly recommend this practice to others!!!

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    The most friendly and compassionate staff ever!! I love each and everyone of them.

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    Love this place and all their staff!

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    Initially when I called to schedule my appointment, the person I spoke with wasn't very nice and I contemplated going elsewhere. Then, I decided to wait a couple days and... read more

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    It was my first visit to Dr. Anderson after traveling from out to town to see him. I was really impressed with his knowledge of my condition, hypogammaglobulinemia. ... read more

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    Love Dr. Youngblood all were all good & nice people. We don't have to sit & wait half of the day either.

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    Very professional and did a great job with my 8 year old daughter.

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    Very knowledgeable and helpful! busy busy place

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    Alabama Allergy is always awesome! So good with my son!

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    My college age son started going there about 4 years ago. They put him on allergy injections once a week. It was a chore keeping him on track with... read more

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    Patricia Luthin certified nurse practitioner at Alabama allergy and asthma center for her dedication, compassion and her personal and professional care and concern...
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    I have been using Alabama Allergy since Dr. Baugh was there, more than 25 years ago. It's gotten increasingly better since Dr. Soong took over. The friendliness and efficiency have... read more

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    My 4 yr old son has been sick off and on since he was 3 months old. Now that we are on a regiment, this is the longest he's been... read more

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    Dr. Sikora and the whole staff was wonderful! My son was very nervous about having allergy testing done, but they made him feel at ease. I really appreciated that!

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    We have quick and thorough visits every time. Nice, friendly, and knowledgeable.

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    I saw Michelle Payne, CRNP today and could not be more pleased. She is absolutely the best. She is extremely thorough and discusses all options for treatment. ... read more

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Advances in Food Allergy Treatment

Background Food allergy affects over 12 million Americans and is on the rise. From 1997-2007, the prevalence of reported food allergy increased 18% among children under 18 years of age. 4-6% of children in the U.S. have food allergy and about 1-2% of...

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