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Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology

4.9 out of 5 (489 ratings, 1 providers)

Oaklawn Medical Group – Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology is committed to helping our patients, both pediatric and adult, in the evaluation, education and management of asthma and allergic diseases.

Allergy and asthma specialists are trained to diagnose and treat allergies, asthma and related immunological conditions. Dr. David Swender is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Allergy/Immunology, seeing both adults and children for a variety of allergic and immunologic conditions, including allergies, asthma, food allergies and immunodeficiency.

Dr. Swender specializes in treating:

  • Allergies affecting the nose, sinuses and eyes
  • Food allergy
  • Drug allergy
  • Eczema
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Hives and other allergic rashes
  • Swelling (angioedema)
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Bee sting allergy
  • Primary immunodeficiency
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis

Testing and Treatments:

  • Allergy skin testing
  • Allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots)
  • Allergy patch testing
  • Food and drug challenges
  • Drug desensitization
  • Breathing testing (spirometry)
“They are caring people…I would highly recommend them for any family. From my youngest to my oldest. I have four children and we are all on the Oaklawn team.”
Mother of Avrian Keith, Patient

Preparing for your first appointment:
We are excited to have you as a patient in our practice! For our new patient visits, please plan on about 2 hours of time for your visit. This will give us plenty of time to obtain your insurance information, medical history, perform any testing that is necessary and develop a treatment plan.

If you are anticipating having any allergy testing done during your visit, please do not take any antihistamines for 3-5 days before your visit. This includes (but is not limited to) medications such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl), loratadine (Claritin), cetirizine (Zyrtec), fexofenadine (Allegra), and hydroxyzine (Atarax). Many OTC cold medications also contain antihistamines. If you are unsure whether a medication is ok to take, please contact our office. Please note, asthma, blood pressure, and other daily medications should still be taken.

While our office accepts many insurance plans, we recommend calling ahead of time to confirm that we are a participating provider. For additional information or to schedule an appointment, call (269) 789-8291.

“Dr. Swender and his staff are wonderful. I don’t know where I would be without him. He is a lifesaver!”
Deb Lipp, Patient