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Locations


Park Plaza/Museum District
1200 Binz, Suite 180
Houston, Texas 77004
713.522.9911

Medical Center/Astrodome *
7707 Fannin, Suite 100
Houston, Texas 77054
713.797.0993

Pasadena/Clear Lake *
4600 Fairmont Parkway, Suite 107
Pasadena, Texas 77504
281.991.6750

Pearland/Friendswood/Alvin *
10223 Broadway (FM 518), Suite L
Pearland, Texas 77584
713.436.9009

* Operating as The Allergy Clinic

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Allergies and Asthma

Types of Allergies

Understanding Allergies and Asthma


Allergies. Asthma. These closely related illnesses affect millions of individuals throughout the United States.

  • One in five Americans suffer from some type of allergy.

  • Over 20 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with asthma, and children account for nearly half of this number.

Combating Allergies and Asthma


Houston Allergy and Asthma Clinic treats all allergic conditions, including: hay fever, asthma, hives, eczema, chronic sinusitis, chronic cough, post nasal drip, sneezing, itching, and itchy nose, skin, mouth, throat or eyes.

Our board certified allergists/immunologists also evaluate and treat insect sting allergy, aspirin, penicillin or other drug allergy, immunodeficiencies, hereditary angioedema, and mastocytosis.

Allergy shots didn't work?


Claritin, Zyrtec, Xyzal, Allegra, Nasonex, Flonase, Singulair. All treat allergy symptoms, but none actually makes you less allergic. You stop the medicine, it soon stops working. Allergy shots are unique in that if taken at the right dose for at least 3 years, they can continue to provide beneficial immunologic effects after you stop taking them. read more...

About Allergists and Immunologists

Treatment of Allergic Diseases and Related Conditions


Allergists, such as the physicians at Houston Allergy and Asthma Clinic, are medical specialists in the treatment of allergic diseases and related conditions. Any physician may treat allergic diseases; however, our board-certified allergists-immunologists have the advanced training and experience in the techniques of determining what causes an allergic reaction and how best to solve the problem.

Every board-certified allergist has credentials in at least two specialties, and has completed specialty training in either internal medicine or pediatrics, with Board Certification in that specialty, followed by additional training for two or more years studying the science, cause, diagnosis, and treatment of allergic and related diseases.

Certification by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology requires not only approved training, but also successful completion of a challenging written examination.
Evaluating and Treating Allergic Conditions

The Allergy Clinic Video

On the Road to Recovery


At Houston Allergy and Asthma Clinic, your care begins with a thorough examination. Before recommendations for treatment are made, a test is conducted to determine if you have allergic reactions to specific allergens. The most accurate allergy test is a skin test. In this test an extract of a suspected allergen is placed on the skin with a device that slightly penetrates the surface. If a bump surrounded by redness occurs at the site, the patient may be allergic to that allergen. Blood tests are another form of allergy testing that may be necessary under special circumstances.

While testing is invaluable, one of Houston Allergy and Asthma Clinic’s most effective diagnostic tools is listening, letting patients tell us about their lifestyle, habits, activities and symptoms. The professionals at Houston Allergy and Asthma Clinic are skilled at evaluating allergies and asthma, and work to develop the optimum strategy for treatment and relief of symptoms. They prescribe the proper balance of prevention, medications and immunotherapy (allergy shots or drops) to achieve maximum clinical benefit.

As specialists, the allergists and professional staff are armed with information about the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies and asthma, balanced with the common sense that comes from more than 70 years of experience.

Putting Patients First


Houston Allergy and Asthma Clinic prides itself on putting patients’ needs first, delivering the best care in a comfortable, nurturing environment. To assure patients receive the most effective treatments, the team at Houston Allergy and Asthma Clinic emphasizes those factors they consider to be the cornerstone of quality medical care, including:

The best in preventative medicine. Education and prevention are key in helping patients overcome allergy and asthma. Doctors and staff at Houston Allergy and Asthma Clinic take great care to ensure that patients understand proactive measures.
 
Ongoing education. The health-care providers at Houston Allergy and Asthma Clinic are top specialists who stay abreast of the latest developments in the field. The physicians have impressive credentials, including holding leadership positions at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; American Medical Association; Texas Medical Association; Harris County Medical Society; and Greater Houston Allergy Society.
 
Professionalism. All of the physicians actively practicing at Houston Allergy and Asthma Clinic are board certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. They share in the patient-centered approach of the practice.
 
Comprehensive approach. Providing excellent medical care today requires a complex integration of medical knowledge, insurance and pharmacy benefits, personal and family situation, and other aspects of the individual patient. At Houston Allergy and Asthma Clinic, the high caliber office staff focuses on serving patients’ needs efficiently.

About the Clinic's History

Houston's Original Group of Board Certified Allergists


Houston Allergy and Asthma Clinic was founded by Dr. Homer Prince when he started practicing allergy in Houston in 1931. Over the years, the practice grew to include Dr. Warren Raymer, Dr. Etter, Dr. Richard Jackson, Dr. D.W. Waddell, Dr. Ramon Garrido, and Dr. Frank Steyners

When the last two doctors, Ramon Garrido MD and Frank Steyners MD, were ready to retire, they turned the practice over to Dr. David Engler, Dr. Alnoor Malick and Dr. Sunil Saraf. These doctors treat patients at The Allergy Clinic, but also now run the Houston Allergy & Asthma Clinic.

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Once you create an account, you can Request Appointments, Renew Prescriptions, complete Health Forms, make Bill Payments, or submit Questions or Requests. Current patients can also access their Patient Page and Messages.

If you prefer to print and fill out our Health Forms by hand, go to Patient Registration Forms. These forms must be received by the office at least 24 hours prior to your initial appointment.

Visiting From Out of Town


Patients from around the world visit the Texas Medical Center for unsurpassed medical care. At Houston Allergy and Asthma Clinic, we often treat family members of patients who come to Methodist, St. Luke's or MD Anderson.

Many of our patients travel to Houston from Mexico, Central America and the Middle East, as well as rural Texas and Louisiana, just to seek treatment with us.

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