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

Dr. Michael Miller is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology and pediatric rheumatology. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Michael Reese Hospital for his residency. Dr. Miller's areas of expertise include rheumatoid arthritis. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Miller is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Miller's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

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

Dr. Jacqueline Pongracic, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pongracic include asthma. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Pongracic trained at North Shore University Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Pongracic is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Unfortunately, Dr. Pongracic is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

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

Dr. Rachel Robison practices pediatric allergy & immunology in Chicago, IL and Northbrook, IL. Dr. Robison accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, Dr. Robison is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

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

Dr. Lauren Pachman practices pediatric allergy & immunology. She studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Pachman completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Pachman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Pachman has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Pachman (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis

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

Dr. Rajesh Kumar specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Chicago, IL. Dr. Kumar's areas of expertise include asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kumar takes. Dr. Kumar has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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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