The Division of Allergy and Immunology is a major referral center in the state of Texas for comprehensive diagnostic work-up and management of patients with allergic and immunologic diseases. The Allergy Division is renowned for its innovative approaches to helping patients with complex cases, and for communication promptly with referring physicians. The faculty members have been repeatedly named in the "Best Doctors of America" and are consistently ranked highly in the Press Ganey Survey on patient satisfaction.
Comprehensive patient care is provided for the following conditions:
- Moderate to severe bronchial asthma
- Difficult-to-manage allergic rhinitis and chronic sinusitis
- Refractory urticaria
- Recurrent anaphylaxis
- Adult and pediatric immunodeficiency
- rug allergy
- Food allergy
- Eosinophilic disorders
- Pediatric autoimmune disorders
Clinical services of the Division are rendered through outpatient and inpatient consultative services. The Division has pioneered the use of telemedicine to manage patients with complicated asthma and other allergic disease.
The Division of Allergy & Immunology at UTMB places an emphasis on education that is directed toward patients and the public as well as future allergy-immunology caregivers.
Sufferers of moderate to severe asthma can provide countless stories of trips to emergency rooms. Management of asthma has historically been to provide an intervention to someone having a respiratory attack. The physicians at UTMB are changing this paradigm.
In addition to providing information related to how to take current medications and what to do in the event of an attack, the physicians at UTMB are teaching their patients how to monitor and manage their respiratory health to prevent them from ever having to present at an emergency room. This same approach is extended to the management and education of all patients treated by the Division.