Mention “allergies” and we all think of hay fever, mold and pollen counts and kid and adults lining up in allergy clinics for those weekly shots.
But a lot has changed recently with new treatments for nut allergies, a spate of new and expensive specialty drugs and a continued focus of mold and so-called sick building syndrome. And those weekly shots? Many have gone monthly, a big savings in both time and dollars.
Lynn Wiens MD is a board-certified allergist and is the lead allergist in Allergy and Immunology at Warren Clinic, the largest private multispecialty clinic in Oklahoma with over 375 providers.
He’s a graduate of University of Kansas School of Medicine and did his residency and allergy fellowship at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinic in Kansas City, MO
Dr Wiens and I talk about these topics and other aspects of allergy important to healthcare purchasers and benefit advisors — and allergy sufferers as well.