They explain all procedures and why. The staff is courteous and friendly and they listen. They ask often if you need anything, are friendly and smiling. A smile always goes a long way, even when you don’t feel like smiling.-Diane, Study Participant
Everyone is so friendly each time I have an appointment.-Gloria, Study Participant
Good job, keep up the good work.
Very willing to make the testing sessions as comfortable as if one is at home. The staff treats me with care, compassion and understanding.-Mary Ann, Study Participant
as well as the study performance. A combination of professional and a concerned family.-Michael, Study Participant
They are very considerate to make every effort to make me comfortable.-Ralph, Study Participant
very helpful staff.
ALL of you are great.-Jolene, Study Participant
Happy to be
part of this study; will recommend this clinic to others!
I never felt I was in a doctor’s office; it felt like being at home.
Ten percent of Americans have ragweed allergy. Additionally, if you are allergic to an inhaled allergen such as cat dander, mold or dust, there is a 75% chance that you will also be allergic to ragweed. Some persons may also have what is known as the Oral Allergy Syndrome, which is characterized by itching of the mouth after eating foods that share antigens with ragweed. These foods include melon, zucchini, sunflower seeds, bananas and cucumber.
Pollen grains of ragweed are very small and are spread by the wind. A single plant produces a billion pollen grains. In the San Antonio/Hill Country region we see the first ragweed pollen at the end of August. Counts can be as high as 2000 grains per cubic meter, which is considered extremely high. Once ragweed begins pollinating, you can expect symptoms to last from six to eight weeks.