Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates/Food Allergy Center of Illinois is a respected medical practice, serving residents of Northern Illinois with three conveniently located offices, in Crystal Lake and Elgin. Our practice was founded on the simple principles of compassion and customer service, blended with the advanced science of modern medicine.
Our physicians and staff members are highly trained, skilled, and deeply caring individuals. Our patients are our friends and neighbors, whom we think of as our extended family. We strive to deliver the same quality of care and level of service that we would want our own beloved parents, children, or other family members to receive.
“We, at Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates/Food Allergy Center of Illinois, are committed to providing the highest quality of care with passion and empathy, strive towards professional excellence, and to be in tune with the needs and expectations of our patients, referring doctors and our community”
Meet our Providers
Haley Young MMS, PA-C
Haley Young is a board-certified physician assistant. She is immunology and allergy trained and has a background in neurosurgery and dermatology. She is passionate about helping others and her goal is to provide compassionate care and help patients feel their very best. Haley has a holistic approach when it comes to the treatment of her patients and believes it is important to look at the whole person- mind, body, and spirit. Haley enjoys the complex field of immunology and the problem solving that it entails. She has cared for patients with allergic rhinitis, food allergies, mast cell activation syndrome, common variable immunodeficiency, hereditary angioedema, eosinophilic esophagitis, urticaria, asthma, COPD, various skin conditions, and more. Haley is humbled to be a resource for her patients, and she strives to be someone that they feel comfortable with and grow to trust.
- Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from Lincoln Memorial University- DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, TN
- Bachelor of Science in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Physiology from Aurora University in Aurora, IL
Haley is a member of American Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, and Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants.
When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking with her two Golden Retrievers, reading, and cooking.
Meredith Cirrincione, MS, PA-C
Meredith Cirrincione is a Board-certified Physician Assistant who has been working for 18 years as a PA in Urgent Care, using both her generalized Family Practice training and her Emergency Medicine skills. A large percentage of the patients she treated had allergies, asthma, rashes, or other allergy-related disorders.
She was born and raised in rural Illinois where allergens were abundant. She grew up with many environmental allergies and asthma and in addition to understanding how to treat these conditions, she understands them from a patient perspective too. She takes a holistic approach to treatments and specializes in allergies with her focus on asthma, rashes, environmental allergies, chemical and food allergies.
- Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, IL
- Bachelor of Science in Biology from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
She is a Fellow Member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Association of PAs in Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, and Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants.
Meredith is married and has a young daughter. She has been a classical vocalist for three decades and was in the Nashville Symphony Orchestra Choir too. She continues to sing in her church choir and at weddings and events. She is also an avid reader and enjoys cooking and camping outdoors with her family.
Noga Askenazi M.D.
Dr. Noga Askenazi is a nationally-recognized asthma and allergy specialist who is Board-certified in pediatric and adult allergy treatments.
In 2007, Dr. Askenazi went into private practice in Lake, Kane, and McHenry counties with the goal of providing state-of-the-art treatment for individuals suffering from a broad spectrum of allergies and related diseases. She has a special interest in innovative treatments of asthma, sinusitis, also food allergies; eosinophilic esophagitis (allergy-associated inflammation of the esophagus); atopic dermatitis (eczema) and immune disorders; rashes and allergies.
Her primary focus is providing quality care with compassion. She treats every patient as she would a family member, and takes joy in helping patients reach their goals after determining the best treatments together. She works on state and national committees for the advancement of the allergy field and is a consultant for Advocate, Ascension Health, and Northwestern amongst other health care systems. She has been a national speaker and President of the Illinois Society of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ISAAI).
When you visit Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates/Food Allergy Center of Illinois, you will discover that her exceptional staff is dedicated to meeting the needs of every patient, who they treat like family. Dr. Askenazi considers her staff and patients as her chosen family, and invests in their happiness.
Dr. Askenazi has trained at some of the finest educational institutions in the Midwest:
- Allergy and Immunology Fellowship at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center of Chicago, IL
- Pediatrics residency at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center of Chicago, IL
- M.D. (Doctor of Medicine) via New York State and University of Tel Aviv
- B.S. (Bachelor of Science) at Washington University of St. Louis, MO
Dr. Askenazi maintains active membership in the following professional organizations:
- Past president and member of Illinois Society of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
- Fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
- Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
- Member of the American Medical Association
Friends and patients describe Dr. Askenazi as a hard-working, down-to-earth, friendly, passionate, approachable individual with a great sense of humor. She is married, and is the proud mother of a daughter and son. When not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors gardening, biking and hiking. She also enjoys cooking, music, and reading.
Dr. Julie Potzick
Dr. Julie Potzick is an experienced Allergy, Acute Care, and board certified Family Medicine physician who has been working with Advanced Allergy for years in the specialty of A/I – adding new approaches to the treatment of individuals with asthma, rashes, sinus issues, drug reactions and allergies to foods and environmental triggers. She loves the challenge of the allergy specialty and is beloved by the practice and patients alike. “My goal is always to empower my patients to become a partner with me in their health care. I am a firm believer in patient education and teaching my patients about their medical conditions.”