Allergy and asthma sufferers of Illinois know where to go for quality care

Allergy and asthma sufferers of Illinois know where to go for quality care

Millions of people in our country, both children and adults, are affected by allergies and asthma to such an extent that their daily lives are impacted. Indications of asthma include shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, and tightness in the chest. Because there can be serious implications with this condition, the team at Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates provide families of Illinois with the education and care they need to manage health and wellness.

Asthma and allergy sufferers can become frustrated when it comes to finding the right treatment. This is because there is no single method of management that works for every person. During our consultation and evaluation process, we help identify triggers, as well as discuss potential methods of treatment that will achieve the desired outcome as quickly as possible. To pinpoint the symptoms of asthma quickly takes extensive knowledge, which our specialists have. The earlier that allergies and asthma can be diagnosed, the less intrusive the problem may become before management techniques can be successfully implemented.

Asthma triggers

A good portion of those affected by asthma also have allergies, and it is the allergic irritant that prompts the wheezing, coughing, and breathing difficulties that characterize asthma. There is no cure for asthma at this time. However, we have multiple methods of helping our patients feel more comfortable:

  • Trigger identification and avoidance. Common irritants that can cause asthma to flare up include pollen, pet dander, and dust mites. Fortunately, many of the triggers associated with this condition can be minimized in your home.
  • Medications for quick relief. So-called “rescue” drugs include inhalers, which may be used at the onset of breathing difficulties. It is important to have quick-acting medication on hand when engaging in sports or exercise, and when the air is cold.
  • Long-term management. Depending on the severity of asthma, a long-term oral medication or inhaled corticosteroid medication may be prescribed.

Allergies and asthma can be disruptive to your lifestyle. Our specialized training and experience can put you in a better position to engage in your life to the fullest extent. Contact one of our conveniently located offices today.

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Dr. Noga Askenazi | Dr. Eugenia Hahn | Meredith Cirrincione | Tonilyn Hatch

Dr. Noga Askenazi is a nationally recognized asthma and allergy specialist who is board certified in pediatric and adult allergy. Her areas of special interest are innovative treatment of rashes, sinusitis, food allergies, asthma and immune disorders. She was past President of the ISAAI (Illinois Society of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology), works on state and national committees for advancement of the allergy field and is a consultant for Advocate, AMITA, Northwestern amongst other health care systems. Her joy is helping patients reach their goals after together determining best treatments. Her staff and patients are a chosen family, and she invests in their happiness. She enjoys gardening, biking and cooking to good music.

Dr. Eugenia Hahn is a highly recognized board certified allergist and immunologist who treats patients of all ages. Her areas of special interest are food allergy, eczema, and asthma. She is president of the Illinois Society of Allergy & Asthma, a National Committee leader of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, a member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology working on new treatment options for patients. She is a consultant for Advocate, Northwestern, AMITA, Northwest Community healthcare systems amongst many others. Her patients mean everything to her as she takes pride in finding the why behind the problem. She enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

Meredith Cirrincione is a board certified Physician Assistant and specializes in treating allergies, with a focus on asthma, rashes, environmental allergies, chemical and food allergies. She holds a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from The Chicago Medical School - Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences. She is a Fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Association of PAs in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. She likes to approach things holistically. She is a strong patient advocate and adored by her patients. She enjoys singing, reading, cooking, and the great outdoors.

Tonilyn Hatch is a Board-certified Physician Assistant who has been working as a PA in Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology for the past 10 years. She has a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Brigham Young University. Also, she is a Member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and AAPA: Association of PAs in Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. As a lifelong allergy and asthma patient herself, she understands the effects these health issues can have on daily life. She prides herself in taking time to educate her patients on their medical conditions and then developing personalized treatment plans for each of her patients. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, relaxing at home, spending time with her nephews in Arizona and niece in New Mexico, and attending sporting events.