What are the benefits of visiting an allergist in the Elgin, IL area?

What are the benefits of visiting an allergist in the Elgin, IL area?

Many patients in the area of Elgin, IL who are faced with asthma or allergies may wonder about the benefits of visiting a specialist such as an allergist versus a traditional primary care physician. The team of Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates – Dr. Noga Askenazi and the staff are all here to provide specialty services to patients in and around the communities of Elgin, and Crystal Lake.

What services are available with our team of allergists?

At Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates, we provide the services below:

  • Allergy treatment
  • Asthma diagnosis and treatment
  • Lung function testing
  • Specialty testing
  • Skin and patch testing
  • Penicillin allergies
  • Oral ingestion challenges
  • Food allergies
  • Holistic allergy treatments

What is the benefit of visiting a specialist?

Specialists provide more in-depth diagnosis and care for patients with specific concerns. Some advantages to visiting an allergist include:

  • Specialized attention for respiratory allergies and skin reactions
  • Proper diagnosis of allergens, including skin, patch, and specialty testing
  • Quality, comprehensive care for all your asthma and allergy needs under one roof
  • Years of combined experience between our providers Dr. Noga Askenazi

What treatment options are available?

Treatment given to patients will vary depending on the condition they are experiencing. In many cases with allergies, it is best to avoid the allergen whenever possible, especially if it is a skin allergen. However, some environmental allergens are impossible to avoid. With proper diagnosis of the allergens at hand, patients can then seek treatment with oral medications. We also offer testing and treatment of skin allergies and food allergies, which may require the use of emergency prescription medications such as EpiPens.

Interested in visiting an allergist?

Contact our Elgin, IL area practice at 22285 North Pepper, Suite 407 and schedule an appointment by calling (847) 888-8802. The team of professionals at Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates is here to help with a wide range of allergy concerns for patients in and around the communities of Crystal Lake, and Elgin, Illinois.

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Meredith Cirrincione | Dr. Noga Askenazi

Haley Young is a board-certified physician assistant specializing in immunology and allergy with a comprehensive background in neurosurgery and dermatology. Holding a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from Lincoln Memorial University and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Aurora University, she brings a holistic approach to patient care. Haley Young is committed to treating the whole person—mind, body, and spirit, adeptly managing complex conditions like allergic rhinitis, food allergies, and asthma. She is a member of prestigious professional organizations and is dedicated to building trust with her patients, ensuring compassionate and comprehensive care.


Amy Schack, a distinguished board-certified Physician Associate, brings a wealth of expertise to patient care. Specializing in allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, asthma, and rashes, Amy is renowned for her commitment to excellence and compassionate approach. With a background in immediate care and orthopedics, she holds a Master's in Physician Assistant studies from Midwestern University and a Bachelor of Science from Northern Illinois University. A member of esteemed professional associations, including the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Association of PAs in Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Amy Schack instills confidence, ensuring you can trust her unwavering dedication to your health and well-being.


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.


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, Ascension Health, 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.