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Dr. Rachel Glick Robison, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Rachel Robison's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Robison completed her residency training at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Wheezing, Atopic Dermatitis, Hives, Food Allergy, Asthma

Dr. Jacqueline Ann Pongracic, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jacqueline Pongracic's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pongracic include asthma. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pongracic honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Pongracic has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Pongracic's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Drug Allergy, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma, Anaphylaxis, Hay Fever

Dr. Lauren M Pachman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Lauren Pachman is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. She works in Chicago, IL. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pachman honors. Before completing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Pachman attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Pachman has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Pachman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Pachman is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis

Dr. Michael L Miller, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Pediatric Rheumatology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael Miller's areas of specialization are pediatric allergy & immunology and pediatric rheumatology; he sees patients in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Heights, IL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Miller has a special interest in rheumatoid arthritis. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Michael Reese Hospital's residency program. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Miller has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

Dr. Rajesh Kumar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
680 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Rajesh Kumar is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. In his practice, Dr. Kumar focuses on asthma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Kumar has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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Clinical interests: Wheezing, Food Allergy, Asthma

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What is Allergy & Immunology?

A physician who specializes in allergies, asthma, and other disorders of the immune system is called an allergist-immunologist or simply an allergist. Allergic reactions can cause a huge number of symptoms in the body, and allergy-immunology specialists treat a wide variety of problems, including:
  • Allergies affecting the respiratory tract, such as allergic rhinitis (hay fever) or asthma.
  • Allergies affecting the skin, such as eczema, hives, welts, and allergic rashes.
  • Adverse reactions to substances such as foods, drugs and vaccines, or stinging insects.
  • Autoimmune diseases, where the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues. Some examples are rheumatoid arthritis, where the immune system attacks the joints; celiac disease, where the lining of the small intestine is damaged; and Sjogren’s syndrome, where the glands producing tears and saliva are attacked.
  • Certain diseases of the immune system, such as antibody deficiencies, primary immunodeficiency disease, or in some cases, HIV.

During a visit to an allergist-immunologist, the physician may perform allergy testing to identify which substances are causing the allergic reactions. An important part of the care they provide is prevention education, where patients with allergies learn how to decrease their exposure to problematic substances and control their symptoms of allergic reaction. Allergists might prescribe medication, such as inhaled corticosteroids or beta agonists for asthma. They may also provide immunotherapy, where small amounts of the problem allergen are given via injection to the patient and the amount is increased slowly over time. The shots help the body get used to the allergen and train the immune system to react appropriately to it without causing problem symptoms.

Immune disorders can range from making patients uncomfortable to being life-threatening, and they are becoming more common. Allergy-Immunology is a quickly growing field.
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