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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 practices pediatric allergy & immunology and pediatric rheumatology. Dr. Miller's clinical interests encompass rheumatoid arthritis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Michael Reese Hospital, Dr. Miller attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Miller's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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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 Chicago, IL physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise consist of asthma and food allergy. Dr. Pongracic is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 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 a closed panel. Dr. Pongracic attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Pongracic has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Lauren Pachman is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and pediatric rheumatology. Dr. Pachman's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Pachman studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Pachman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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Clinical interests: Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis

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

Dr. Rachel Robison is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Robison performed her residency 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. Dr. Robison is closed to new patients at this time.

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

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

Dr. Rajesh Kumar is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist. Dr. Kumar has a special interest in asthma and allergies. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Kumar's 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.