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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 specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and pediatric rheumatology and practices in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Heights, IL. Dr. Miller's clinical interests include rheumatoid arthritis. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Michael Reese Hospital, Dr. Miller attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Miller speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Miller welcomes 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 is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist. Her education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at North Shore University Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pongracic include asthma and food allergy. Dr. Pongracic is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Pongracic's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Pongracic is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

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

Dr. Rachel Robison's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Robison honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. She attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

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

Dr. Lauren Pachman is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and pediatric rheumatology. Dr. Pachman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Pachman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Pachman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis

Dr. Rajesh Kumar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Rajesh Kumar's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: asthma and allergies. Dr. Kumar honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Allergies, 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.