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The First Allergy Clinic In Iowa

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Dr. Al-Shash - Des Moines, IA

Dr. Ahmad Al-Shash, M.D.

Allergy Institute was the first allergy practice in Central Iowa. Dr. Al-Shash took over the practice in 1977 and later moved the practice to West Des Moines. We strive to be Iowa's leading source of allergy, asthma, and immunological services and to provide the highest quality patient care for individuals and their families.

Dr. Al-Shash is a member of the AMA and the American College of Physicians. He also has been a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and American College of Allergy and Asthma since 1977. He is on the medical staff of all local hospitals and some in other smaller communities in Iowa.

Dr. Vuong Nayima - Des Moines, IA

Dr. Vuong Nayima, D.O.

Dr. Nayima completed the University of Iowa's Internal Medicine Residency Program at Methodist Medical Center in 2014 and a fellowship in Allergy/Immunology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2016. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 2014 and the American Board of Allergy & Immunology in 2016.

Some of Dr. Nayima's publications are as follows:
  • Severe and Early Presentation of NEMO/IKBKG Deficiency. ACAAI National Meeting 2014
  • Chronic Breast Abscess in a Previously Healthy Adolescent Female Due to X-Linked Chronic Granulomatous Disease with Extreme Lyonization. AAAAI National Meeting 2015
  • Pretreatment with IVIG and Corticosteroids for Contrast Media Induced Severe Adverse Drug Reaction. AAAAI National Meeting 2015
  • Sudden Loss of Tolerance to Hen's Egg in an Adult. ACAAI National Meeting 2015
  • Graded Escalating Doses of Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole in Immunocompetent Patients with Previous History of Delayed Rash to Sulfa Antimicrobials. AAAAI National Meeting 2016
  • Retrospective Review: Assessment of Hypersensitivity Reactions in Patients Receiving Carbapenem Antibiotics Who Report a History of Penicillin Allergy. Journal of Chemotherapy 2014 Jun;26(3):150-3
  • HCAHPS Score Improvement through Effective Communication. Research Day IMMC 2012
  • Diagnostic Challenges of Kartagener's Syndrome In a Patient With an Unusual Complaint. Research Day IMMC 2013
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