Brazos Valley Allergy & Asthma Clinics
The most recommended allergist in College Station, and the Brazos Valley.
The Brazos Valley Allergy & Asthma Clinics have had the pleasure of serving hundreds of local doctors in nearly every specialty in providing allergy, asthma, chronic cough, and sinus care to their patients. The following are some of the conditions we treat:
- Skin Prick Allergy Test
- Intradermal Test
- Patch Test
- Oral Food Challenge Test
- Immune Deficiency Evaluation
Moreover, an allergy skin prick test identifies those who are allergic to as many as 50 different substances all at once. The test is commonly used to detect allergies to pollen, mold, pet dander, dust mites, and foods. Also, it’s simple, safe, and inexpensive.
Similarly, intradermal skin testing involves injecting a small amount of allergen into the skin. Afterward, the provider observes the reaction. This test is administered if you are allergic to bee venom or penicillin.
In addition, patch tests are used to identify the underlying cause of allergic contact dermatitis. Patients can also undergo this test in order to determine whether their skin condition is caused or aggravated by a contact allergy. Patch tests differ from skin prick tests, which are used to diagnose hay fever allergy (house dust mites, grass pollens, and cat dander).
A spirometry test may be used periodically if you already have a chronic lung disorder to check how well your medications are working. Prior to a planned surgery, spirometry may be ordered to make sure your lungs are fit for the procedure. Occupational-related lung disorders can also be evaluated through spirometry.
The sole purpose of a food challenge is also to determine if someone can tolerate a certain food. During the challenge, you will gradually increase your food intake. The test is used by doctors to diagnose or rule out a real food allergy.
On the other hand, the most common manifestations of immunodeficiency are an increased incidence or severity of infectious illness. Initial laboratory testing should be conducted in cases of suspected primary immunodeficiency diseases in a person. This testing involves an HIV test, measuring serum immunoglobulin and complement levels, and obtaining a complete blood count with a differential.
There is no cure for allergies, but there are several types of medications -- over-the-counter and prescription -- that can ease and treat irritating symptoms such as congestion and runny nose. Some of these allergy drugs include antihistamines, decongestants, combination drugs, and corticosteroids.
Cost-effective allergy shots are beneficial to allergy sufferers. They don’t also cause severe side effects. Allergy shots are guaranteed to be generally safe.
Immunotherapy or hyposensitization are alternative names for desensitization. The risks of another severe allergic reaction from insect stings can be reduced from 60% to about 5% when you receive immunotherapy.
Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) tablet is a self-administered alternative to subcutaneous immunotherapy that offers the benefits of AIT without the inconvenience or expense of frequent office visits or injections. Primary care clinicians may also use SLIT tablets.
By giving small doses of what a person is allergic to, immunotherapy is able to treat the cause of allergies and reduce allergic symptoms. It is safe for both children and adults. Patients can take the drops in the comfort of their own homes, instead of going to the doctor every week.
Subcutaneous XOLAIR® (omalizumab) is a prescription medication used to treat moderate to severe persistent asthma in people ages 6 and older whose symptoms aren't well controlled by inhaled corticosteroids. The FDA approves it only for the treatment of moderate to severe allergic asthma. A doctor may prescribe it for you to self-inject at home or outside of the clinic setting.
At Brazos Valley Allergy & Asthma Clinics and Dr. Paul Jantzi, an allergist in College Station, we strive to help our patients be as healthy as possible with respect to their allergies, asthma, and immune system. We achieve this by providing professional services in a personal way while trying to maintain affordability. Our clinics utilize both established methods and technological advances to identify and treat many different diseases. Through office visits as well as the use of educational resources, we allow our patients to learn more about their illness and take an active and responsible role in their own health care. In addition to providing the highest level of care for your allergy symptoms, our allergy doctors are also extensions of your primary care physician.
Brazos Valley Allergy & Asthma Clinics is located in the south central Texas region, and provides professional allergy, asthma, and immunology services to clients at numerous locations in the Brazos Valley region.
- Board-certified in Allergy & Immunology
- Custom Tailored Treatments
- Professional, Friendly Staff
- Six (6) Convenient Locations
- Prompt Scheduling Available
- Accepting Most Insurances
- Portal/Electronic Access
- Family Owned and Operated
What Our Patients Say
I was very pleased with the level of service I received during my appointment with Dr. Jantzi. He took the necessary time to answer and address my questions/concerns, and he was thorough in his explanations. Dr. Jantzi’s staff was also courteous and informative, which was quite refreshing.
Dr. Jantzi is very thorough and knowledgeable which was extremely important in the care of my son who is also a Type 1 Diabetic. His staff has always been friendly and attentive. We have recommended him to several of our friends and family members.
A visit was cordial and professional. Everyone was friendly and helpful.
I highly recommend Dr. Jantzi and his staff. The care I received was excellent and my treats have made me feel like a new person.
I was thrilled and excited to find a doctor who was as intent in listening to my laments and offered more information and prescriptions to quickly alleviate my miseries. His assistant is also a marvel at relaxing you before your many shots.
Dr. Jantzi was very knowledgeable about allergy and asthma and it’s related symptoms and was able to quickly start me on an allergy shot program. Within 6-9 months my allergies had been greatly diminished and my asthma had almost completely vanished. Dr. Jantzi is also great about finding ways to save you money and find affordable medication.
No problem with any visit. Very Professional.