Allergy, asthma and immunology

Breathe better and live a full life

Allergy, asthma and immunology services at UW Health focuses on relieving your symptoms so you can be safe and enjoy life. We offer testing, education and treatment for your unique needs. We work with children and adults. Our services are designed to help you feel better and get back to doing the things you enjoy.
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Programs and research

Advancing research to boost your health

If you’re living with allergies, asthma or a problem with your immune system, life can be challenging. We’re here to make it easier by offering the most advanced therapies.

At UW Health, we participate in research to improve the lives of people living with serious illnesses. For asthma alone, we’ve done hundreds of studies involving children and adults. This work has led to new medicines and improved ways to treat the disease.

When you take part in a research study, you help advance the science of medicine. In many cases, you also have access to new treatments before they’re widely available.

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The University of Wisconsin Asthma, Allergy, and Pulmonary Research team is a nationally known research facility that has been studying asthma for over 30 years. Our center has conducted over 400 research studies with children and adults.

Asthma: UW research and you

Conditions and treatments

Customized treatment plans focused on you

Conditions we treat

For both common and complex health concerns, our team has the knowledge and tools to help. We diagnose and treat:

An allergy causes an immune reaction to certain substances that do not affect other people. These substances are known as allergens. Common allergens include food, medications, pollen and pet dander.

This severe, life-threatening allergic response usually involves more than one body system. Among other things, it can cause digestive symptoms, trouble breathing or swallowing, hives and swelling.

In this chronic condition, the airways sometimes become inflamed and narrowed. Allergens often trigger this response and can make breathing very difficult.

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In these conditions, an increased level of white blood cells appears in the digestive tract. These white blood cells help fight parasites and allergic reactions. The esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon may be affected.

These conditions interfere with your body’s ability to fight infections and disease.

Mast cells are immune cells that produce mediators such as histamine. These conditions cause abnormal production of mast cells in multiple organs.

Helping you take charge

Whether you would benefit from a full evaluation, education or the latest treatment option, we’re ready to help.

Treatments and services we provide include:

● Asthma education
● Bronchial provocation testing to help diagnose asthma
● Drug desensitization (gradually giving a medication to which you’re allergic, to help you tolerate it without a reaction)
● Evaluation and treatment of food allergies
● Evaluation of allergic reactions
● Evaluation of immune system disorders
● Immunotherapy, including stinging insect desensitization (safely increasing exposure to an allergen to change how your immune system responds)
● Medication education
● Skin prick testing for environmental allergens
● Specialized services for patients with severe and corticosteroid-dependent asthma
● Specific drug allergy testing
● Spirometry

Locations

Close to home and at your side

We have four locations in Madison. Two are specialty clinics for severe asthma and adult immunodeficiency. We also have several clinics in nearby cities.

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  • 20 S. Park Clinic - Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
    • 20 S. Park St. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 287-2600
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  • East Clinic - Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
    • 5249 E. Terrace Dr. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 265-1280
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  • West Clinic - Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
    • 451 Junction Rd. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-6180
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  • University Hospital - Severe Asthma Clinic
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-7203
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  • Beaver Dam Clinic - Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
    • 705 S. University Ave., Suite 200 / Beaver Dam, WI
    • (800) 489-6008
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  • Upland Hills Health - Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
    • 800 Compassion Way / Dodgeville, WI
    • (800) 489-6008
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  • UW Health Specialty Clinic - Fort Atkinson - Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
    • 611 Sherman Ave East / Fort Atkinson, WI
    • (800) 489-6008
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  • UW Health Specialty Clinic - Mauston - Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
    • 1040 Division St. / Mauston, WI
    • (800) 489-6008
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  • UW Health Specialty Clinic - Portage - Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
    • 2977 County Hwy CX / Portage, WI
    • (800) 489-6008
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  • Richland Hospital Clinic - Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
    • 333 E. Second St. / Richland Center, WI
    • (800) 489-6008
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  • UW Health Specialty Clinic - Sauk Prairie - Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
    • 250 26th Street, Suite 120 / Prairie du Sac, WI
    • (800) 489-6008
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Meet our team

Our experts help put you in control

Our allergy, asthma and immunology doctors are here to support you and your needs. You can count on their expertise and experience to put you in control of your health.

Resources

Learn more about protecting your health

These resources provide helpful information about living with allergies:

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