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As the largest practice in Central Oklahoma dedicated to the treatment of allergy and asthma, the Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic’s board-certified allergists can test what allergies you have and then put together an individualized treatment plan. Dedicated to the treatment of pollen allergies, food allergies, and asthma, we can help you live your best quality of life.

Conditions Treated

Our goal is to get you back to enjoying a healthy and active life, even when suffering from allergies. From diagnosis to treatment, we offer the following services:

Allergies

An allergic reaction typically triggers symptoms in the nose, lungs, throat, sinuses, ears, lining of the stomach or on the skin. For some people, allergies can also trigger symptoms of asthma. In the most serious cases, a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis can occur. To diagnose allergies, we conduct a physical examination, skin tests, and go over your medical history. Management includes various medications, and immunotherapy such as allergy shots help build immunity or tolerance to allergens is a very effective form of treatment.

Asthma

Asthma is a chronic disease involving the airways in the lungs. These airways, or bronchial tubes, allow air to come in and out of the lungs and are always inflamed. The muscles around the airways can also tighten leading to recurrent cough, shortness of breath or wheezing. We offer different diagnostic tests to evaluate asthma, including pulmonary function testing, methacholine challenge, nitric oxide level measurements, and chest x-rays. Treatment may include trigger avoidance, medications, immune or biologic therapies.

Food Allergies

Food allergies occur with the body has an abnormal immune response from exposure to a food. The most common food allergies are to eggs, milk, wheat, peanut, soy, tree nuts and seafood. Food allergies are often misdiagnosed, so your provider will obtain a detailed history and perform selected allergy tests to ensure appropriate diagnosis. Tests may include a skin test or blood allergy testing, depending on the severity of your allergy and what the allergist feels your body can handle. Treatment plans will vary by patient, and many of those patients are required to have an epinephrine auto-injector with them at all times.

When to See an Allergist

Some signs that indicate you should see an allergist include:
 

  • Itchy, red, watery, swollen eyes
  • Nasal congestion, drainage, sneezing
  • Ear pressure or itching
  • Sore, itchy, swollen mouth or throat
  • Tingling or swelling in the mouth
  • Hives
  • Cough
  • Tingling or swelling in the mouth
  • Wheezing

Contact an Allergist Today

Since 1925, the Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic is committed to your well-being and the best quality of life. Contact us today at (405) 235-0040, whether you are suffering from different forms of allergies or asthma. We are happy to help you get your health back on track.

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Claire E. Atkinson
Claire E. Atkinson Dr. Claire E. Atkinson is board certified in Pediatrics and board certified in Allergy & Immunology.
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Dean A. Atkinson
Dean A. Atkinson M.D., FCAAI Dr. Atkinson joined the Oklahoma Allergy and Asthma Clinic staff in 1993.  He
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Dean A. Atkinson
M.D., FCAAI
Laura K. Chong
Laura K. Chong M.D., FACAAI, FAAAAI Dr. Chong joined the Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic staff in 2012. She
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Laura K. Chong
M.D., FACAAI, FAAAAI
Maya N. Gharfeh
Allergy & Asthma Team - Dr. Maya N. Gharfeh Maya N. Gharfeh M.D., MPH Dr. Maya N. Gharfeh
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Karen L. Gregory
Karen L. Gregory DNP, APRN, CNS, RRT, AE-C, FAARC Karen Gregory is a Doctor of Nursing Practice, Acute
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Karen L. Gregory
DNP, APRN, CNS, RRT, AE-C, FAARC
Richard T. Hatch
Richard T. Hatch M.D., FACAAAI, FAAP, AAAAI Dr. Hatch has been with the Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic
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Richard T. Hatch
M.D., FACAAAI, FAAP, AAAAI
Bret R. Haymore
Bret R. Haymore M.D., FAAAAI, FACAAI, FACP Bret R. Haymore, M.D. attended Penn State College of Medicine where
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Bret R. Haymore
M.D., FAAAAI, FACAAI, FACP
Gregory M. Metz
Gregory M. Metz M.D., FAAAAI, FACAAI, AE-C Gregory Metz joined the Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic in 2011
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Gregory M. Metz
M.D., FAAAAI, FACAAI, AE-C
Patricia I. Overhulser
Patricia I. Overhulser M.D., FAAP, AAAAI, ACAAI Dr. Overhulser joined the Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic in 1991
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Patricia I. Overhulser
M.D., FAAP, AAAAI, ACAAI
Chelsea E. Robinson
Chelsea E. Robinson APRN-CNP Chelsea Robinson has re-joined the Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic practice. Robinson, a certified
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Stefanie E. Rollins
Stefanie E. Rollins APRN, CNP, AE-C Stefanie Rollins joined the Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic staff in July of 2012. 
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Stefanie E. Rollins
APRN, CNP, AE-C
Shahan A. Stutes
Shahan A. Stutes M.D. Dr. Stutes joined the Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic staff in September of 2010.  He is
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Elisa C. Thompson
Allergy and Asthma Team - Elisa C. Thompson Elisa C. Thompson APRN-CNP, AE-C Elisa Thompson received her first
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Elisa C. Thompson
APRN-CNP, AE-C

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OAAC has been honored as the Best of the Best from Oklahoma Magazine, Best Local Top Allergist by the Oklahoman’s Readers’ Choice Awards, Top Workplace in Oklahoma City by the Oklahoman newspaper, with the Torch Award from the Better Business Bureau for Business Ethics and named Top Allergists by the Journal Record business newspaper.

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