Allergy and Immunology

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Allergy and Immunology: Patient and Family Information

Clinical Services

The Division of Allergy and Immunology is a major referral center in the state of Texas for comprehensive diagnostic work-up and management of patients with allergic and immunologic diseases. The Allergy Division is renowned for its innovative approaches to helping patients with complex cases, and for communication promptly with referring physicians. The faculty members have been repeatedly named in the “Best Doctors of America” and are consistently ranked highly in the Press Ganey Survey on patient satisfaction.

Comprehensive patient care is provided for the following conditions:

  • Moderate to severe bronchial asthma
  • Difficult-to-manage allergic rhinitis and chronic sinusitis
  • Refractory urticaria
  • Angioedema 
  • Recurrent anaphylaxis
  • Adult and pediatric immunodeficiency
  • Mastocytosis
  • Drug allergy
  • Food allergy
  • Eosinophilic disorders
  • Pediatric autoimmune disorders

Clinical services of the Division are rendered through outpatient and inpatient consultative services. The Division has pioneered the use of telemedicine to manage patients with complicated asthma and other allergic disease.

Laboratory Services

The Division of Allergy and Immunology provides an array of laboratory services as part of its comprehensive patient care package. These services include:

  • Immediate and delayed hypersensitivity skin testing
  • Allergen Immunotherapy
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Methacholine and exercise challenge
  • Drug allergy testing and desensitization
  • Oral food challenges
  • Rhinoscopy
  • Skin biopsy
  • In vitro evaluation of immune system

From our UTMB Health Library

Additional Resources:

American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network 

Immune Deficiency Foundation 

U.S. Hereditary Angioedema Association 

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders 

Call for assistance day or night 409-772-2222

UTMB Allergy and Immunology: Pollen Image

Regional Pollen & Mold Spore Counts

(UTMB Multispecialty Center, League City)

(Flex day, pending physician availability)
1 – 4 pm

8 – 11 am
1 – 4 pm  

8 – 11 am
1 – 4 pm 
8 – 11 am

1 – 4 pm

(University Hospital Clinic, Galveston)

8:30 – 10:30 am

1:30 – 3:30 pm 

Please schedule your appointments in advance – these clinics fill up quickly. As a patient safety measure, we ask that you allow 30 minutes for observation after your injection is given.

Our locations:
UTMB Multispecialty Center
Medicine Specialties
2660 Gulf Freeway South, Suite 2
League City, TX 77573

Phone: (832) 505-2150

[Visit the Multispecialty Center page]

New location:
UTMB Medicine Specialties
Primary Care Pavilion, Suite 100
400 Harborside Dr
Galveston, TX
Phone: (409) 772-0099 

[Read about our new Galveston location]


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