ENT Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Center
1725 Hickory Street, Abilene, TX 79601

Call (325) 437-3600

Welcome to ENT Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Center in Abileneabilene-tx-allergy-asthma-immunology-center

Dr. Ashley Hall is pleased to be working with Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists of Abilene serving the Abilene community with knowledge regarding multiple areas of allergy.

Dr. Hall and her staff are dedicated to serving you and your children with personal and compassionate care using the latest advancements in the allergy and asthma treatment field.

 

COVID Update

 Dear Patient:

In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the physicians and staff at ENT Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Clinic would like to assure you that we are actively taking measures to keep our patients and staff safe.

Your health and safety are our priority.  For any patient who has had a fever, shortness of breath, traveled outside the U.S. in the past 30 days, or has been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient, please call our office BEFORE coming to your appointment. We will be happy to reschedule your appointment for 14 days after you become symptom free.  In addition, our front office staff may ask that any patient exhibiting symptoms reschedule their appointment.

We are also asking that patients be accompanied by only one adult family member or caregiver unless medically necessary. You will be required to wear a mask while in the office. If you have one available please bring it with you, if you do no one will be provided. 

For your safety, we are also monitoring staff members for any signs of illness and asking them to stay home until they are symptom-free for 24 hours or cleared by a physician to return to work.

What You Can Do to Keep Yourself and Your Family Healthy

  • Take everyday preventive actions to stay healthy.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Follow public health advice regarding school closures, avoiding crowds and other social distancing measures.
  • Stay informed. CDC’s website at  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html offers updated information on the virus.

ENT Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Center will continue to monitor the situation locally and will take additional steps as necessary to protect our patients and staff.

Sincerely,

Dr. Hall and Staff

 

We Evaluate and Treat the Following
Nasal Allergies                      Asthma
Food Allergies                      Pediatric Allergies                  
Insect Sting Allergies            Anaphylaxis
Skin Allergies                        Drug Allergies
Sinus Disease                       Chronic Cough
Immune System Deficiences

 

Do You Need Help From An Allergist?

A physician who is a specialist in diagnosing and treating asthma and other allergies is called an allergist. An allergist is trained specially to identify factors that are responsible for allergies and asthma. They are the people who can help the prevention of allergies and give treatment when they occur. A medical degree is a prerequisite along with three years of being a resident in pediatrics or internal medicine. The allergist then has to study further for another two or three years to specialize in the fields of immunology and allergy. A certification from the American Board of Allergy and Immunology will indicate that the doctor you approach for your allergy has completed all these requirements.

When Do You Need To See An Allergist?

In most cases,allergy and asthma symptoms develop gradually over a period of time.  Sufferers from allergies quite often adapt to the symptoms like wheezing, nasal congestion or sneezing. With the help of an allergist, your quality of life can show a major improvement, once you control or prevent the symptoms.

It does require patience, skill and planning to gain effective control over allergies and asthma. An allergist, who has had specialized training, will develop a plan of treatment that suits you as an individual. The aim of this is to help you to live a normal life that is as free as possible, from the symptoms.

When You Visit an Allergist You Will Have to Undergo:

Allergy testing – The tests that the allergist performs on you will identify the allergens that are causing the allergy.

Prevention education – An approach that has been found very effective in the treatment of asthma and allergies, is avoidance of the factors that trigger these attacks. At times, it may not be possible to avoid allergens completely, and in these cases allergists will help you to find ways to decrease the exposure.

Medication prescriptions – Both allergies and asthma can now be treated with a number of effective medications of recent origin, that are available.

Immunotherapy or Allergy Shots – Patients are injected with two or more of the problem causing allergens every week.  The strength of the injections are increased with each dose and, in most cases, the problems with allergies start reducing.

You Need Treatment From an Allergist:

* If your allergies cause you to have difficulty breathing, have nasal congestion, or chronic infections of the sinus
* If for a number of months in the year you have allergy symptoms or hay fever
* When some over the counter medicines or antihistamines cannot control your allergies, or you suffer from other side effects like drowsiness
* When performance of your daily activities are affected by allergies or asthma
* When quality of life is affected by these problems
* Asthma has been diagnosed as your problem, and the medication you take does not prevent frequent recurrence of asthma
* When asthma gives you certain warning signs like:

– You struggle to breathe
– You find yourself coughing or wheezing in the night or after exercise
– Frequent shortage of breath and a consequent tightness in the chest

Patient Information
Office Hours

Normal Office Hours:
Monday – Tuesday 8:30-5:00
Wednesday Closed
Thursday – Friday 8:30-5:00
Closed Daily for Lunch from 12:00 – 1:00

Shot Hours:
Monday – Tuesday 8:30-11:30 and 1:30- 4:30
Wednesday NO SHOTS
Thursday – Friday 8:30 -11:30 and 1:30- 4:30

Future Office Closings:
01/24/22-01/27/22  – Closed
01/24/22 & 01/27/22 – Shots in AM Only
02/18/22  – Closed
04/15/22 (GOOD FRIDAY)  – Closed
04/21/22-04/22/22  – Closed
04/28/22-04/29/22  – Closed
05/30/22 (MEMORIAL DAY)  – Closed
06/23/22-06/27/22  – Closed
07/04/22 (INDEPENDENCE DAY)  – Closed

Please plan ahead for your allergy injections