Dr. Dooms is moving to Swedish

  After Allergy and Asthma Associates closes on February 9, 2018, Dr. Dooms will move his practice to Swedish.  He will see patients at the Swedish Bellevue location, and at Swedish on First Hill in Seattle.  For further details, please read Dr. Dooms' letter to his patients.   If you plan to transfer ...

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Dr. Ayars’ Retirement

  After 35 years of working at Allergy and Asthma Associates, Dr. Ayars is announcing his retirement in February 2018.  Please read his farewell letter to AAA patients.   To request a copy of your medical record from Allergy and Asthma Associates, please download a records request form below: AAA ...

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Introducing peanut early to help prevent peanut allergy

  In January 2017, food allergy experts released updated guidelines recommending most infants be exposed to peanut proteins starting around 6 months of age. Emerging research suggests peanut exposure starting at an early age may help reduce the risk of developing a peanut allergy. The new guidelines place ...

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Nasal spray flu vaccine (FluMist) not recommended for the 2016/2017 influenza season

9/14/16 There's disappointing news for patients who prefer the nasal spray influenza vaccine (FluMist). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted that the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), also known as the nasal spray flu vaccine (FluMist), ...

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Can patients with egg allergy get the flu shot?

Question:   Is the flu shot safe if I have an egg allergy? Answer:     The seasonal influenza vaccine is probably safe for patients with egg allergy.   It’s fall already, and the seasonal influenza vaccine (“flu shot”) is available.  Until recently, health care providers have been cautious about ...

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  • for an appointment

    Asthma and Allergy Associates Bellevue WAFor your convenience, Asthma and Allergy Associates has four locations including two in Alaska. To schedule an appointment please contact the location nearest you.

    • Bellevue: (425) 454-2191
    • Kirkland: (425) 899-1458
    • Juneau: 1-800-922-8999
    • Ketchikan: 1-800-922-8999

  • About the author Kevin Dooms MD

    A Washington native, Dr. Dooms grew up in Centralia, and completed his undergraduate studies at Western Washington University in Bellingham. He attended medical school at the University ...