Louisiana Allergy & Asthma


Asthma, Allergies, Immunology... We Are Here To Help

Louisiana Allergy and Asthma Specialists are specially trained to help diagnose allergies. Once diagnosed, Dr. Ben Close and Nurse Practitioner, Carol Netherland will develop a plan to protect you from future allergic reactions. We specialize in but are not limited to diagnosing and treating varying allergic reactions to the following allergens in children and adults:

  • Drugs/medications
  • Food
  • Latex
  • Mold
  • Pets
  • Rhinitis (Hay Fever)
  • Sinusitis (Rhinosinusitis)
  • Skin
  • Stinging Insects

How Should I Make An Appointment

Many patients will come to us after discussing their problems with their primary care provider or another specialist physician such as ENT, pulmonologist, or dermatologist. It is also acceptable for patients to call and make an appointment if they have concerns about these problems as well.

Asthma is a chronic disease causing inflammation in the airways of the lungs. When inflammation worsens, the muscles around the airways can tighten when symptoms are triggered.

Allergic reactions range from minor to life-threatening. To prevent potentially harmful situations, it is important to receive a proper diagnosis of what allergens may cause serious reactions.

White blood cells, which are the main composition of the immune system, work hard in our bodies to defend against attacks by “foreign” invaders including germs, bacteria and fungi.