Allergy, Asthma and Immunology – About
Allergies, asthma, skin rashes, and other immune-mediated diseases can disrupt everyday life. At Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, our goal is to create a personalized treatment plan that relieves your symptoms and gets you on track to optimal health.
Our clinic's four physicians have clinical interests and research experience ranging from alpha-1-anti-trypsin deficiency to hereditary angioedema.
Timothy Craig, DO, an award-winning doctor and educator, is part of two multi-center asthma study groups funded by the NHLBI of the National Institutes of Health and is director of our Alpha-1-anti-trypsin Deficiency Center; the program also has one of the largest hereditary angioedema centers in the United States.
Comprehensive approach to treatment
Our physicians are dedicated to providing you with the treatment, research, education and support you need to successfully manage your allergic and immune-mediated disease.
We strongly believe in preventive care and take the time to empower our patients through education. Diagnostic tests are administered under the supervision of a doctor, and treatment plans are tailored to each patient’s individual needs.
Active in allergy research
Our clinical studies and basic research provide opportunities to our patients that are usually offered only in large metropolitan areas.
Our active clinical research center is fully equipped to study asthma, COPD, hereditary angioedema, Alpha-1 deficiency, rhinitis, allergic skin disorders and immunodeficiency diseases.
On average, we have four ongoing clinical asthma studies. Up to eight studies can be run successfully at a time. As a group, our division has been very successful in clinical research, with dropout rates of less than 10 percent.