Jefferson University Hospitals

Jane & Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute

Allergy & Immunology


Allergy and Immunology providers within the Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute – Jefferson Health and National Jewish Health have the simple goal of providing the best possible medical care for you. We treat each patient with the high quality, compassionate care they deserve.

We collaborate with radiologists, thoracic surgeons, other pulmonologists, and specialists with the intention of providing multidisciplinary comprehensive care to you. 

Allergy Triggers

No one can avoid all allergens, and we won't ask you to do that. Fortunately, for patients with allergies, even reducing your exposure will decrease your symptoms. Allergy avoidance depends on what you are allergic to, and how sensitive you are.

Pollen: Keep your windows closed and use air conditioning if necessary, especially in the bedroom. If you are still having problems, avoid exercising outdoors in the early morning when pollen levels are higher.

Dust Mites: Mite-proof encasements for your pillows and mattresses are available at department stores and through on-line allergy supply stores. They are a priority in decreasing dust mite exposure.

Pets: Keep pets out of the bedroom, and, if possible, out of the house. Continued exposure to an animal to which you are allergic can cause long-term problems that may not resolve, even after the animal is gone.

Mold: It is almost everywhere. Indoor molds are in bathrooms, basements, kitchens, and almost any room in the house. Use an exhaust fan or open window to remove moisture after showers, and in the kitchen when cooking to remove water vapors, do not use carpet in these areas.

Tests & Treatments

In addition to avoiding allergy triggers, many treatments and tests can help decrease or eliminate your reaction to allergens. These include:

  • Comprehensive allergy testing in order to identify exactly what affects you and how
  • Immunotherapy to build up a tolerance to allergens
  • Bronchoscopy, which is designed to evaluate the airways of the lung and obtain samples for testing

Allergy Shot Schedule

Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Please note upcoming immunotherapy schedule changes:
Wednesday, February 12, 2020: 9:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 20, 2020: 9:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Patient Education

Allergies do not have to be debilitating. This information might help you understand the condition:

For more education materials on respiratory conditions, visit our Patient Education section. 

Make an Appointment

If you would like to make an appointment with pulmonology, please call 215-955-5161, Allergy & Immunology at 215-955-7410, or make an appointment online below. You may also speak with a call center representative at 1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669) for more information.