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Internal Medicine / Allergy and Immunology: About Us

Allergy and Immunology is a major center for the comprehensive evaluation and management of patients with asthma, chronic sinusitis, allergic rhinitis (hayfever), urticaria (hives), and drug sensitivity. The board-certified physicians in this group have broad experience in the diagnosis and management of rarer and more difficult to treat inherited and acquired immunodeficiency disorders that lead to recurrent skin and respiratory tract infections.

Our offices serve as a resource to physicians and patients for diagnosis and treatment of allergic and immunological disorders ranging from the ordinary to the most challenging.


THE ASTHMA & ALLERGY CENTER - the Washington University Asthma and Allergy Center is located at 1020 North Mason Rd., Suite 205, St. Louis, MO 63141: (314) 996-8670 or 1 (800) 243-LUNG (toll free)

THE LUNG CENTER - The Jacqueline Maritz Lung Center is located on the eighth floor, Suite B in the Center for Advanced Medicine at the corners of Forest Park and Euclid Avenues: (314) 454-8917 or 1 (877) 888-LUNG (toll free)

The division of Allergy and Immunology was founded in the early 1960's by Dr. Charles Parker, a clinician and researcher widely recognized for his work in identifying the basis for penicillin allergy and for defining the structure of leukotrienes, major mediators of the inflammatory response in asthma and other allergic disorders. Continuing in that tradition, our physicians provide state-of-the-art clinical care based on leading-edge research.

All diagnoses are supported by appropriate use of specialized testing procedures.

Patients with asthma and other breathing disorders receive comprehensive pulmonary function testing. The unique program of adjunctive support for asthma patients includes a teaching program for self-management, an extensive program for environmental control of allergens, and consultation with licensed clinical social workers on psychosocial aspects of the disorder.

Patients with chronic sinusitis can anticipate thorough radiological evaluation by CAT scan (computer assisted tomography), sometimes called CT scan, and direct examination of the nasal passages and sinuses using rhinoscopy when appropriate.

Our internationally recognized physicians are engaged in clinical and research projects in conjunction with the Lung Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and the Departments of Otolaryngology, Pathology and Rheumatology at Washington University School of Medicine.

For further information on services for people with allergies and immune disorders, visit The Asthma and Allergy Center or The Lung Center.


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