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Center for Allergy and Immunology

Includes specialty programs: Eosinophilic Esophagitis Clinic

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Akron Childrens' Allergy and Immunology team is specially trained to care for infants, children and teens with allergies, asthma and other diseases related to a dysfunction of the immune system. We conduct a variety of allergy tests and base your child's therapy on his or her medical history and lab results.

Disorders we routinely see include hay fever, hives, food and drug allergies, contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, immune deficiencies, chronic sinusitis and nasal polyposis. There are specific procedures that identify each of these disorders, including skin tests, blood allergy tests (RAST and allergen-specific immunoglobulin E blood tests) and food challenges. 

If your child has a food allergy, our dietitian will help you outline a meal plan that ensures your child still receives the nutrients their growing body needs. You will also receive a list of foods to avoid and symptoms to look for in the event your child ingests a suspected food. 

In some individuals, exposure to certain metals, cosmetics, clothing or chemicals can cause contact dermatitis. Allergy patch testing helps identify what is causing the allergic skin reaction so you or your child can avoid exposure. We may also perform allergy patch testing before surgery with metal implants.

In addition, individuals with eczema who work in high-risk jobs for contact dermatitis - such as healthcare workers, dental assistants, cosmetologists, machinists or rubber and plastics workers - may also benefit from allergy patch testing.

Locations

Contact Allergy and Immunology

Department
330-543-0140
Appointments
330-543-2778

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Allergy & Immunology, Akron
Akron Children's Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Akron
Considine Professional Building
215 W. Bowery Street
Level 3
Akron, Ohio 44302
Fax: 330-543-5207
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Allergy & Immunology, Boardman
Akron Children's Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Boardman
Leonard J. Fisher Family Building
6505 Market Street, Building A
Boardman, Ohio 44512
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Allergy & Immunology, Boston Heights
Akron Children's Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Boston Heights
Akron Children's Health Center, Boston Heights
328 East Hines Hill Road
Boston Heights, Ohio 44236
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Allergy & Immunology, Mansfield
Akron Children's Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Mansfield
Akron Children's Health Center, Mansfield
1029 South Trimble Road
Mansfield, Ohio 44906
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Allergy & Immunology, Medina
Akron Children's Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Medina
Akron Children's Pediatric Primary and Specialty Care, Medina
3443 Medina Road
Door 2 (Suite 110)
Medina, Ohio 44256
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Allergy and Immunology, North Canton
Akron Children's Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, North Canton
Akron Children's Health Center, North Canton
6076 Whipple Avenue Northwest
North Canton, Ohio 44720
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Allergy & Immunology, Wooster
Akron Children's Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Wooster
Akron Children's Health Center, Wooster
3807 Friendsville Road
Wooster, Ohio 44691
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Our Doctors/Providers

Physicians/Providers:

Ravi Karnani, MD

Pediatric Allergist and Immunologist

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Jinzhu Li, MD

Pediatric Allergist and Immunologist

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Heather Minto, MD

Pediatric Allergist/Immunologist

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Lisa Sammon, DO

Director, Allergy and Immunology; Pediatric Allergist/Immunologist

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Erik White, MD

Allergist/Immunologist

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Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

Allison Coates, APRN-CNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

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Katie Davanzo, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Mary George, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Jenny Gurevich, PA-C

Physician Assistant

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Katina Kokkinos, APRN-CNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

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Some of the Conditions We Treat...

Allergic conjunctivitis/eye allergy, allergic rhinitis/hay fever, anaphylaxis, angioedema, asthma, bee sting allergy, chronic sinusitis, contact dermatitis, drug/medication allergy, eczema/atopic dermatitis, environmental allergy, eosinophilic esophagitis, exercise-induced bronchospasm, food allergy, food-induced protein enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES), hives/urticaria, immunodeficiency, intravenous gamma globulin, latex allergy, milk soy protein intolerance, nickel or jewelry allergy, nonallergic rhinitis, oral allergy syndrome (OAS), recurrent infections/immunologic evaluation, vaccine allergy



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