About What We Treat

Allergy is a condition when your immune system reacts to a specific substance in you, while it is harmless to other people. When you are having an allergic reaction, it is your immune system that is producing chemicals that lead to the reaction. Therefore, allergy is not a deficiency or weakness in the immune system.

It commonly affects the eyes and nose leading to hay fever; however it can affect any organ including the mouth, lungs and skin. It can present with mild bothersome symptoms such as itching. However it can also be severe and life threatening where one has difficulty breathing. On the other hand, immune deficiency refers to a weakened immune state where one gets frequent infections.

The infections can involve the skin, ears, sinuses, lungs and any organ in the body.

There are conditions that have been recently recognized as possibly allergic and immune conditions such as Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). EoE leads to inflammation or swelling of the esophagus (the tube that sends food from the mouth to the stomach). Symptoms generally include vague abdominal pain, vomiting, and difficulty swallowing. In severe cases, it can cause life threatening when food gets impacted in the esophagus. Allergists and gastroenterologists collaborate in the management and treatment of this condition.

Allergists and Immunologists are experts that receive special training and experience with the immune system. We can tell you whether your symptom is an allergy or not. Generally, we are able to pinpoint the culprit and confirm it with tests that can determine what to avoid.

In addition to avoidance and relieving symptomatic treatment, some allergic conditions can be cured through specific allergen subcutaneous immunotherapy, also known as allergy shots. This treatment is highly effective in modulating the immune system to develop tolerance to what is normally an offending agent in an allergic individual.

If you have questions or concerns, please call us at (305) 270-1073.

We are a member of the TopLine MD Alliance, a collective group of practices, providers and specialty centers that help patients navigate a complicated healthcare system.

Membership in the alliance is peer approved, highly selective, and based on exceptional patient satisfaction. Our priority is to provide you with top-of-the-line care, through a network of dedicated people you can trust, while making your experience simple and convenient.

Learn more about the alliance

We are a member of the TopLine MD Alliance, a collective group of practices, providers and specialty centers that help patients navigate a complicated healthcare system.

Membership in the alliance is peer approved, highly selective, and based on exceptional patient satisfaction. Our priority is to provide you with top-of-the-line care, through a network of dedicated people you can trust, while making your experience simple and convenient.

Learn more about the alliance

Patient Feedback

The doctor was thorough, professional, personable and compassionate. The staff was courteous and efficient. I feel this practice is outstanding and would highly recommend to my friends and family.

Myrna N.

The staff is an absolute “A Plus” extremely kind and professional which is a reflection of Dr. Bassem. Dr. B is an a pleasure to speak to and speaks to you in a soothing tone that is to comfort his patients! I highly recommend going… thankful for them!

Albert S.

The staff was extremely nice and helpful since I walked into the office. Doctor Bassem was super professional, took his time to listen to my concerns and explained to me what could be the possible reasons to my issues and gave me a detail guide of what procedures we were going to do.
I’m very happy with my experience and look forward to continue my treatment

Andrea F.

Very quick visit. He was very thorough and able to figure out my issue. Short wait time and very nice environment all around.

Mia Isabella R.

Dr. Chahine and staff are all extremely professional and they actually care for their patients. He takes his time to evaluate the condition and then treat it. Also, he gets to know you as a person. I would recommend Dr. Chahine to everyone!

Daniel T.