Our practice focuses ondiagnosis and management of all allergic conditions including asthma, hay fever, chronic sinus infections, impaired immune function other than AIDS, hives, angioedema, itching, eye allergies, headaches, food allergies, gluten sensitivity, insect stings & bites allergies, chronic cough, ,skin allergies, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (mycoses), itching, certain interstitial lung diseases , allergy to drugs local anesthetics, unexplained intestinal bloating, eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) and gluten "allergy". We have been doing challenge test on more and more patients suspected to suffer food allergies.
We will do our best to find the cause of your problem, and refer you to the appropriate specialist if indicated. We are also involved in investigating the various health effects of mold, cockroach, or water damage exposure .
We are just one of the few centers in Orange County to offer whole body UVB-NB (narrow band) phototherapy to treat various skin disorders. Although our practice focuses primarily on atopic dermatitis, ITCHING, and itchy skin conditions, UVB-NB has been reported to be effective for treating psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, vitiligo (loss in skin pigments) , lichen planus, and possibly localized scleroderma. Its worst potential side effect is a sunburn but its greatest utility is to act as a safe and effective alternative to more toxic drugs. Although allergy shots remain the mainstay for treating allergy, sublingual drops or tablets may be an option for some patients. Dr Chiu has been named as the No. 1 Allergist/Immunologist nationally & the top doctor overall in Orange County by Healthtap.com-a site where people can seek free medical opinion from different specialists. Use the code" 24e9d " to link to our practice by clicking the cross (+) icon below.
Notice: Although we accept most PPO insurances, be sure that our practice is included in your plan before you make your appointment. Should you decide to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please kindly notify us ASAP so that we can open up the slot for patients waiting to be seen.
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Health & Allergy Tips:
New agent for allergy shots: In the latest JACI, Dr Anne Ellis from Canada reports that grass pollen allergy shots using a synthetic peptides (tiny bits of protein) instead of the whole pollen extract were more effective in a shorter period of time (14 weeks). The author mentioned that they found the same effect wit dust mite and cat allergens. If this finding holds true for other airborne allergens particularly molds, it will change of choice of allergy shots dramatically. I would not expect this will reach the market for at least 5 years however even if the findings are confirmed by others. Sleep problem: A recent article in Parade noted that 63% of the people who shared a bed with pets more than 4 nights a week had poor sleep quality. The reason? Pets have different sleep-wake cycles from humans and don't sleep 8 hours as we do. This is yet another reason why you need to keep pets out of the bedroom especially if you are allergic to them.
|John T Chiu, MD
Allergy Medical Group, Inc (Map)
400 Newport Center Dr, Suite 401
Newport Beach , CA 92660
|Phone: 949-644-1422 |