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Allergist and Asthma Specialist

The Allergy Institute

7375 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93720
(559) 447-1700

609 W. Acequia, Suite C
Visalia, CA 93291
(559) 627-9107

Hours of Operation

  • Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri:  8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday:                   12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Your Allergy and Asthma Expert

When allergies make you miserable and you feel powerless to stop them, go to Dr. A.M. Aminian, Central California's number one expert on allergies and asthma.

The Allergy Institute offers an unmatched level of care and will set you FREE from allergies!

At the Allergy Institute? you will find access to comprehensive services for evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of numerous allergic disorders and Asthma in children and adults.

We specialize in the management of:
  • Asthma
  • Allergic rhinitis ("hay fever")
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Hives
  • Eczema
  • Skin allergies
  • Food allergy
  • Latex allergy
  • Stinging insect allergy
  • Allergic drug reactions
  • Immunological disorders
According to the type of problem you have, various testing may be suggested. This could include skin prick testing, pulmonary function testing, lab or x-ray. We individualize your treatment plan in the most effective way to gain control over the allergic problem. Options include education in avoidance and environmental control, medications, lifestyle changes, and immunotherapy ("allergy shots").

The entire staff at Allergy Institute? is dedicated to providing the best medical care for your allergies and asthma. Not only can you expect quality medical care from our providers, but efficiency and compassion from our front office and medical assistants. Front office personnel greet you when you arrive or help you on the telephone. They schedule appointments, maintain current referrals, perform billing procedures, and manage the daily operation of our offices. Medical assistants work in the clinical area under direct supervision of our providers. They perform procedures and testing in the office and also assist you by providing telephone help.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is asthma inherited?
Research has shown the tendency to have asthma is inherited and then something needs to convert it to the actual condition. The ?something? is a mysterious word as it could be a viral infection or allergies or some working conditions. Now there is also a possibility that the one has the tendency to get asthma but does not get it even after having encountered the condition a number of times.

What are the chances of a baby I might have in future developing asthma?
There is a greater chance of having a child with asthma if you or any of your close relatives already have asthma. It is also more likely if you or your husband are atopic. Being atopic can also lead to conditions like asthma, eczema, hay fever, in a condition where both the parents are atopic the chances of the baby inheriting such a condition is one out of two. What is atopy? It is an inherited tendency that makes people more likely to develop an allergic disorder.

Can I die because of Asthma?
Yes, asthma can result in death, but with proper treatment and under doctor?s supervision, the chances of death are very unlikely.

What is an allergy, anyway?
An allergy is a reaction to a substance that is usually harmless to other people. For instance, animal dander, pollens, and shrimp are not toxic or harmful substances, but in some individuals, these sub-stances may cause symptoms, and are then called allergens.

How do allergy shots work?
Many people have an understandably hard time figuring out how having a tiny amount of the same substance which makes them ill injected into their arm can make them feel better. They are not alone--medical professionals don't fully understand how it works either. One likely theory is that allergy shots stimulate a different part of your immune system to produce what are called anti-bodies that block the allergic response. Allergy shots will still be effective even though the exact mechanisms are not fully understood, much the same as you are able to use a telephone even when you don't understand electric circuitry. It most likely you will need to have allergy shots for the balance of your life, but that rule is not always the case, it depends on the cast.

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