TDC Allergy & Immunology

Allergy & Immunology Waiting Room

 

Accepting new patients.

For more about this specialty visit TDC Allergy or call (360) 830-1706.

What are the shot clinic hours?

Holiday hours:

Friday December 21, 2018 - 8:30am-11:30am, 12:30pm-2:00pm

Friday January 4, 2019 - 8:30am-11:30am, 12:30pm-2:00pm

 

CLOSED DECEMBER 24, 2018 thru January 1, 2019


**We will resume normal hours Wednesday January 2, 2019**


 

Monday: 8:30 am - 11:30 am and 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am - 11:30 am and 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:30 am - 11:30 am and 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 

 

Exhaled Nitric Oxide (eNO) Testing Now Available

Breathe a Little Easier

Dr. Sydea Hamadani, MD is excited to announce TDC Allergy & Immunology now has the ability to measure Exhaled Nitric Oxide (eNO), a biomarker for asthma. This simple and noninvasive monitoring allows doctors to more accurately diagnose and manage asthma allowing for more personalized treatment.

What services does Dr. Hamadani offer?
  • Advanced Pediatric Asthma
  • Advanced Adult Asthma
  • Exhaled Nitric Oxide (eNO) testing for more accurate diagnosis and treatment of Asthma
  • Xolair Injections for Moderate and Severe Asthma
  • Allergy Immunotherapy/Shots for Environmental Allergies, Animal Allergies and Dust Mite Allergy
  • Stinging Insect Allergy Diagnosis and Immunotherapy
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Food Allergy, including Food Challenges
  • Allergic Rhinitis/Nasal and Eye allergies
  • Eczema/Atopic Dermatitis
  • Urticaria/Hives and Angioedema
  • Exercise Induced Cough, Asthma and Anaphylaxis
  • Contact Allergies
  • Drug Allergies
  • Immunodeficiency
  • IV Contrast Reactions
  • Latex Allergy
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Click here for more information about Dr. Hamadani or to schedule an appointment contact our schedulers at (360) 830-1706.

What is Allergy & Immunology?

Most of you are familiar with allergy problems, however, very few people understand the term "Immunologyā€¯.  The immune system protects us from the outside environment so we can all lead a healthy life. Any dysfunction in the immune system can result in several diseases that we deal with in day-to-day life. The immune system consists of many different types of cells, and these cells make antibodies and mediators. The combination of these mediators and antibodies works to keep us healthy. If they do not function, people develop a group of diseases called immunodeficiency diseases. A common example that we all know now is AIDS, which is caused by the HIV virus that attacks the immune cells. 

Allergic Diseases as a group develop when part of the immune system reacts excessively and produces an immunoglobulin called IgE antibody. This IgE antibody system is supposed to fight parasitic infections; however, it reacts to the normal environmental antigens (dust mite, animal dander, pollen, mold spores, insect venom, and food). These diseases include asthma, allergic rhinitis, conjunctivitis, eczema, insect sting allergy, and some forms of hives. 

If the immune system reacts to self antigens, people develop a group of diseases called auto-immune diseases. For the immune cells to react, they have to recognize which is self and non-self. In most of us, immune cells can perform this function very effectively; however, in some patients who have a genetic tendency, they recognize the self antigens as foreign and react to them. There is a constant reaction that goes on between the self antigens and antibodies which creates inflammation. Some examples of these diseases are lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, polymyositis, etc.

Immune cells also do surveillance in the body and if they recognize any foreign cell or a tumor cell they will kill these cells. People who do not have enough of these cells are more prone for malignant diseases or cancers. As you can see, the immune system is the key to keeping us healthy. Most of these diseases do have a genetic tendency; however, environmental factors are the culprit in most of the diseases. A combination of genetic tendency and environmental factors leads to the diseases. Most people who have asthma have a genetic tendency; however, they must be exposed to an allergen or a virus to develop an asthma attack.

Even though as allergists and immunologists we do not deal with all these diseases, we have a clear knowledge of how the immune system works and how to diagnose these diseases.

Click here for more information about Dr. Hamadani or to schedule an appointment contact our schedulers at (360) 830-1706.

 

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