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Why Elgin, IL families should see a Pediatric/Allergy Immunology Specialist

Pediatric/Allergy Immunology Specialist
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There are certain things in life that you don’t want to trust to just anyone. You wouldn’t seek legal advice from your dentist, or try to get your car repaired by a general contractor. In the same manner, it wouldn’t be prudent to see anyone but a specialist to diagnose and treat allergic symptoms.

Families in the area of Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL trust in their pediatric/allergy immunology specialist at Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates/Food Allergy Center of Illinois for expert advice and treatment for conditions such as asthma, allergies, and immunodeficiency disorders.

Why specialized care matters

In order to effectively manage allergic conditions, accuracy in diagnosis is a must. An allergist has received the focused education and training to facilitate this goal. At Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates/Food Allergy Center of Illinois, Dr. Askenazi and Dr. Hahn identify the cause of distressing, disruptive symptoms through a range of diagnostic tests such as skin patch testing, skin prick testing, or specific blood tests. Diagnosis of a food allergy may involve the monitored consumption of suspected trigger foods.

Patients with allergies often also have asthma. For this reason, an allergy specialist may suggest lung function testing. Data measured with a spirometry device can detect conditions such as emphysema, bronchitis, asthma, and other sources of breathing difficulty.

Symptom relief through specialized care

The goal of treatment in our practice is to achieve satisfactory results. We do this by basing treatment on accurate diagnostic data that has shown us the nature of your allergic condition. Many people use over-the-counter remedies to reduce allergy symptoms. However, an allergy specialist seeks both immediate relief and long-term management, which may involve:

  • Lifestyle modifications that minimize exposure to triggers such as certain foods, pet dander, and irritating chemical substances.
  • Immunotherapy may be used as a method of training the immune system to view allergens differently. Allergy shots expose you to minute amounts of an offensive substance, in order to build tolerance.

If you live near Elgin or Crystal Lake, you can receive the help you need in the management of your allergies, asthma, and other related concerns. Call 847 888 8802.

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Dr. Noga Askenazi, Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates

Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates

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

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.