U.S. Allergy Clinics

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Allergy Clinics - Florida

The Florida tab on the spreadsheet gives details of x allergy clinics/allergists in Florida.

Note — Florida ENT & Allergy — the clinic has 25 doctors 4 of which specifically note they specialize in allergies.
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Allergy Clinics - Georgia

Ten allergy clinics/doctors in Georgia are detailed in the attached spreadsheet.

Summary

  • Five of the practices/doctors have a single doctor.
  • Four of the practices have between 3 and 5 doctors.
  • One practice has 15 doctors.
  • None of the practices found provided any information on pricing, likely because pricing varies depending on whether a patient has insurance, and which insurance that is.
  • For the last practice provided, North Georgia Allergy Asthma & Immunology, it was not clear whether sublingual immunotherapy was offered, as the website highlighted what conditions were treated, but did not explain how.




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Allergy Clinics - New York

Nine allergy clinics in the State of New York has been identified and information for each has been provided in the attached spreadsheet. Only one of the clinics did not provide SLIT therapy as a treatment option.

New York State Allergy Clinics

  • NY Allergy and Sinus Centers has 12 doctors and offers SLIT therapy.
  • Allergy & Asthma Care of New York has three New York locations and offers SLIT therapy.
  • Allergy Treatment New York has one location and offers SLIT therapy.
  • The Allergy Asthma & Immunology on Madison does not list SLIT therapy as a treatment option on its website.
  • None of the clinics identified provided information on pricing.
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US States With a Lack of Allergy Clinics

After an extensive search of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), allergy and asthma organization websites, industry publications, and news articles, data points and insights US states in which many people have environmental allergies do not appear to be available in the public domain. However, the research team was able to provide the top three most challenging cities to live with allergies; these cities are Richmond, Virginia; Scranton, Pennsylvania; and Springfield, Massachusetts.

Richmond, Virginia

  • According to the 2020 Allergy Capital report by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), Richmond's total overall score was 100, 34.5 worse than the average score of 65.5. Richmond also ranked first on the Spring allergy ranking and second in the fall allergy ranking.
  • A search of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) shows that there are only 14 allergists in Richmond, Virginia.
  • Richmond has progressively tracked poorly on the Allergy Capital report. In the 2018 spring rank, it placed 16th, while placing 10th in the 2019 spring rankings edition, and first in the 2020 edition.
  • A 30-day historic data for pollen levels in Richmond on Pollen.com shows that it has been tracking mostly in the dangerous levels of 9.7 to 12 pollen index scores.
  • A 2015 article tagged Richmond as an "Asthma Capital" with the biggest factors driving the growth of the disease being pollution, particulates, and poverty.
  • The 2019 spring ranking report also shows that although Richmond ranks worse than the average when it comes to its pollen score, it ranked averagely for medicine utilization by patients and also averagely for the number of board-certified allergists per patient.

Scranton, Pennsylvania

  • According to the 2020 Allergy Capital report by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), Scranton's total overall score was 98.53, 33.03 worse than the average score of 65.5. Scranton also ranked second on the Spring allergy ranking and first in the fall allergy ranking.
  • In the 2019 spring allergy ranking by the AAFA, Scranton ranked worse than average for both its pollen score and the number of board-certified allergists per patient. However, it ranked averagely for medicine utilization by patients.
  • A search of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) database shows that there are no allergists in Scranton, Pennsylvania within a 10-mile radius. Although this source lists three allergists in the region. This article by The Citizens' Voice report that "Northeast Pennsylvania has a notably low number of doctors who carry those credentials." referring to the number of board-certified allergist practicing in the region.
  • In a similar vein to Richmond, Scranton has also progressively tracked poorly on the Allergy Capital report. In the 2018 spring rank, it placed 47th, while placing 8th in the 2019 spring rankings edition, and second in the 2020 edition.
  • Based on data available on Pollen.com, the pollen index for Scranton, PA has oscillated between medium-high (7.3 to 9.6) and high (9.7 to 12) ranges since the beginning of April, showing an increasing trend as summer nears.

Springfield, Massachusetts

  • According to the 2020 Allergy Capital report by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), Springfield's total overall score was 90.45, 24.95 worse than the average score of 65.5. Springfield also ranked third on the Spring allergy ranking and seventh in the fall allergy ranking.
  • A search of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) database returned four allergists in Springfield, Massachusetts within a 10-mile radius.
  • While Springfield has also ranked progressively worse than it was in 2018, the jump has not been with the same scale as Richmond and Scranton. In the 2018 spring rank, it placed 11th, while placing 5th in the 2019 spring rankings edition, and third in the 2020 edition.
  • In the 2019 spring allergy ranking by the AAFA, Springfield ranked worse than average for both its pollen score and the medicine utilization by patients. However, it ranked averagely for the number of board-certified allergists per patient.
  • Based on data available on Pollen.com, the pollen index for Springfield, MA has been mostly split between medium-high (7.3 to 9.6) and high (9.7 to 12) ranges in the last 30 days.

Research Strategy

To identify the states in which many people have environmental allergies, but lack a sufficient number of allergy clinics we started our research on the Center for Disease Control website, in particular, leveraging the Data Finder tool to search for state-level data related to environmental allergies. While the tool provided data on allergies, attempts to filter the results by states was not fruitful as no records exist. We then shifted our attention to organizations with vested interests in environmental allergies such as the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology for state-level data but found no data with such level of information. What was available on the AAFA website was insights into the top 100 most challenging places to live with allergies, while the other association websites only provided basic facts and statistics. Other attempts to find state-level data on the incidence of environmental allergies in that state through new articles and other health-related publications hit a stumbling block. As such, we had to revert to the top 100 most challenging places to live with allergies list by AAFA to provide the three cities that fit the requested profile. According to the report by AFA, the methodology for the list is:

"The four (4) individual factors analyzed for the 2020 rankings are: seasonal pollen scores (spring and fall), over-the-counter medication use (allergy) and the number of allergy specialists. For each factor, AAFA used the most recently available 12-month
data. Weights are applied to each factor; factors are not weighted equally. Total scores are calculated as a composite of all four factors, and cities are ranked from the highest total score (city rank #1) to the lowest total score (city rank #100). Cities are assigned icons for worse than average (top 25), average (middle 50), and better than average (lower 25)."

"For each city, AAFA obtained a comprehensive index of the population at risk of being affected by airborne allergenic pollen
(derived from actual pollen counts), allergy prevalence for each pollen type and related factors for the most recent spring and fall allergy seasons (2019). For each city, AAFA obtained over-the-counter sinus and allergy medication sales data per patient prevalence for the most recent calendar year (2019). For each city, AAFA obtained the number of board-certified allergists/immunologists per patient prevalence."



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Allergy Clinics - New Jersey

There are several allergy clinics and allergists available in the State of New Jersey. More details for each clinic, including their contact information, list of services, and locations, can be found in the attached spreadsheet. Pricing information was unavailable for all clinics, likely because they are not required to disclose pricing information on their websites.

New Jersey Allergy Clinics

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Allergy Clinics in US States 1

In columns A-J, rows 2-11, of the Virginia tab of the attached project spreadsheet, ten allergy clinics located in Virginia have been identified. They include Allergy Partners of Hampton Roads, The Virginia Center for Allergy & Asthma, Fairfax Allergy, Asthma, & Sinus Clinic, and Allergy, Asthma, & Sinus of NOVA. None of the clinics provided their pricing information on their website, likely because they prefer to carry out initial consultations with patients to determine their specific needs, before arriving at the pricing for required services.

Virginia Allergy Clinics

  • Allergy Partners of Hampton Roads offers SLIT services. It has offices in Newport News and Williamsburg.
  • The Virginia Center for Allergy & Asthma has offices in Woodbridge, Fredericksburg, and Stafford.
  • Dr Sweeney's Asthma & Allergy Clinic has two offices in Portsmouth and Suffolk.
  • Fairfax Allergy, Asthma, & Sinus Clinic has two office locations in Fairfax and Woodbridge.
  • Asthma and Allergy Center has offices in Roanoke, Lynchburg, and Salem.


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Allergy Clinics in US States 2

There are 182 board certified allergists/immunologists in Pennsylvania. Eight allergy clinics in this state are Allergy and Asthma Specialists, Allergy & Asthma Consultants Inc., Lancaster Family Allergy, Central Pennsylvania Asthma & Allergy Center, Wexford Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology LLC, Klein Allergy, Chestnut Hill Allergy & Asthma Associates LLC, and Family Center for Allergy and Asthma. More details for each clinic can be found in the attached spreadsheet. Pricing information was unavailable for all clinics, likely because physicians are not required to disclose pricing information on their websites.
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Allergy Clinics in US States 3

Ten allergy clinics in Massachusetts are Allergy & Asthma Center of Massachusetts, Boston Food Allergy Center, Asthma and Allergy Affiliates, Central Mass Allergy and Asthma Care, Asthma and Allergy Physicians, The Allergy & Asthma Centers of Cape Cod, Allergy & Asthma Care, Allergy and Asthma Center of Boston, Allergy & Asthma Treatment Center, and Allergy West. None of the identified practices provided any specific information on pricing, most likely because it depends on the patients' condition, type of treatment and the number of procedures. The requested information for the identified allergy clinics has been entered in the attached spreadsheet and a brief overview of the findings is presented below.

Allergy Clinics in Massachusetts

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From Part 02