Get answers about asthma, seasonal and food allergies, and more.
Along with back-to-school shopping and first-day outfits, parents may be
thinking about their child’s asthma or allergies as the beginning
of another school year approaches.
Covenant Medical Group is hosting its annual Allergy and Asthma Fair from10
a.m.-noon, Aug.11 at Covenant Health Southwest Medical Park 1st floor
lobby, 9812 Slide Rd.
“Ours is the most comprehensive allergy, asthma and immunology clinic
in West Texas,” said Dr. Goutam Shome, allergist and immunologist
with Covenant Medical Group. “We have the largest group of primary
care providers. In addition to traditional allergy asthma and immunology
care we specializing allergen immunotherapy, rush immunotherapy, comprehensive
food allergy evaluation for allergic/immunologic gastrointestinal diseases.
Visitors to the Covenant Allergy and Asthma Fair can learn how to take
control of allergies and have an opportunity to get questions answered
by Shome, one of Lubbock’s leading allergists and his staff. The
event is free. Topics include:
• Seasonal allergies • Prevention of allergy and Asthma
• Asthma education • Sinus problems
• Asthma action plan • Immune system evaluation
• Food allergies • Hay fever
• Allergy Injections • Lung function test
Shome said at the allergy fair he will have nurses and medical assistance
to perform spirometry on the visitors, show them how they do the skin
test, explain the role of allergies in chronic conditions like asthma,
allergic rhinitis/hayfever, allergic skin disease and more. Visitors will
be able to view videos regarding many allergic diseases. In addition they
will also perform rhinolaryngoscopy, and comprehensive allergy asthma
and immunology education.
“We also have several patients with familial auto inflammatory diseases
where we use biologics in treating their condition,” Shome said.
“This is unique in our practice dealing with this extremely rare
familial inflammatory disease.”
For more information on the free allergy and asthma fair, or other questions,
please call (806) 725-8420.