At San Tan Allergy and Asthma our providers work collaboratively to determine the cause of persistent allergy and asthma symptoms in order to develop an individualized treatment plan to provide you and your family with relief. We treat a variety of skin, respiratory and GI conditions as well as conditions involving the immune system. Our top-rated and experienced providers are committed to providing the highest-quality care to improve our patient’s quality of life, and our exceptional client reviews are a testament to that. Let our team help you achieve the same results!
✔ Allergic Rhinitis:
If you have allergic rhinitis, your immune system mistakenly identifies a typically harmless substance as an intruder. This substance is called an allergen. The immune system responds to the allergen by releasing histamine and chemical mediators that typically cause symptoms in the nose, throat, eyes, ears, skin and roof of the mouth.
Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis (hay fever): Is most often caused by pollen carried in the air during different times of the year in different parts of the country.
Allergic Rhinitis can also be triggered by common indoor allergens such as the dried skin flakes, urine, and saliva found on pet dander, mold, droppings from dust mites and cockroach particles. This is called perennial allergic rhinitis, as symptoms typically occur year-round.
In addition to allergen triggers, symptoms may also occur from irritants such as smoke and strong odors, or to changes in the temperature and humidity of the air. This happens because allergic rhinitis causes inflammation in the nasal lining, which increases sensitivity to inhalants.
✔ Nonallergic Rhinitis:
At least 1 out of 3 people with rhinitis symptoms do not have allergies. Nonallergic rhinitis usually afflicts adults and causes year-round symptoms, especially runny nose and nasal congestion. This condition differs from allergic rhinitis because the immune system is not involved.
What Is A Board Certified Allergist?
Board-certified allergists are those who have met the rigorous standards set by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. Doctors who receive board certification must complete a quality education program and pass exams showing their knowledge. By seeing an immunologist with board certification, you ensure that you are getting a high standard of care. All the doctors at San Tan Allergy and Asthma are board-certified, and they undergo ongoing education to maintain their certification.
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“ After allergy testing, Dr. Shimamoto explained the process and options of allergy injections and answered all my questions. I follow up with Heidi, who is also great! As of now, I’m still doing weekly injections and it’s been easy to get desired appointment day and times. I am happy that I chose San Tan Allergy!”
“Thank you for being Professional and Caring.”
Lisa Blaylock ★★★★★
“ Watch out for telemedicine appointments. Make sure you have pre-screened for them. Worked with Jackie over the phone. She is fantastic–super patient and professional. Had exam and skin tests ordered by Dr. Shimamoto. He’s happy and efficient. Great practice, just need to be patient with all the delays and possible miscommunications due to all the pandemic-imposed restrictions.”
E. M. ★★★★★
“ Everything was so nice. The reception in the front desk of the best. I didn’t have a appointment. And they look and got me one next day. Two girl in the other office were also so nice. My son goes there. I’m from El paso and I was very impressed. Thanks again.”
Rita Romo ★★★★★
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