Our office prioritizes extensive and tailored counseling for your treatment. From educational videos, hands-on inhaler/epinephrine training, and packets of handouts, we'll ensure you're comfortable with the plan!
Treatment types and procedures
Eye & Nasal
Up to 40% of Americans suffer from nasal or eye symptoms. We know you need relief! After testing, we'll tailor an action plan to your symptoms, which will provide step-by-step instructions for which medications to take. In addition to educating you about how to avoid certain allergens, we offer therapies including oral and topical medications, allergy shots, or allergy drops.
Asthma therapies can seem complicated, but don't worry! We will demonstrate and review inhaler technique, provide a wealth of educational handouts, and customize an easy-to-understand action plan for you. In addition, the field of asthma has had some rapid and exciting growth in terms of treatment options! We offer multiple newly-approved injection treatments for severe asthma. We also offer inhalers that have been approved for younger children, inhalers which combine multiple medications, and inhalers that can last a full 24 hours for control.
Medication allergies are frustrating when alternative medications may not be as effective, may be more expensive, or may be associated with more side effects. Based on your history and potential testing, we will diagnose whether you are truly at risk for a dangerous allergic reaction, whether you can tolerate the medication, or whether you cannot. Of note, 90% of patients who report a penicillin allergy are not or are no longer truly allergic, so please come on in to find out.
Food allergies can be daunting, but we provide an action plan on which foods to avoid, what symptoms to monitor for, and how to treat a reaction. We'll provide additional resources for avoidance, demonstrate epinephrine device use, and if warranted, also offer food challenges in a safe environment. Food desensitization (via patch, sublingual, and oral therapy) is currently undergoing rigorous trials but has not yet been approved by the FDA. As safety and effectiveness are of paramount importance to us, we will be offering this as soon as it is approved (hopefully 2019)!
Urticaria (hives) can significantly impact your quality of life. However, there are safe and effective treatments available! We will provide a customized written plan for hives, which may include oral medications or an injectable therapy.
Eczema therapies can seem confusing-which cream should you use, for which area, and for how long? At AACT, we will create an eczema plan with clear, detailed instructions. We may recommend avoidance of relevant allergens and may offer oral, topical, as well as injection therapies. We are excited that he field of eczema has numerous ongoing research trials for therapies. Recently, there have been FDA-approved injection treatments available for severe eczema, and non-steroid creams available for mild eczema.
Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease
Some patients who have nasal polyps and asthma have sensitivity to NSAIDS such as ibuprofen or aspirin. For these select patients who may have "Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease," our office offers an aspirin desensitization procedure that can help prevent polyp regrowth, control asthma, and keep allergy symptoms at bay.
Standard - weekly allergy injections that advance to every 4 weeks over time
Cluster - accelerated injections, approximately 2-3 weeks of therapy in one visit
Rush - accelerated injections, approximately 2-3 months of therapy in one day
Oral Challenges - specifically food and drug
- Ear infections
- Lung infections
- Sinus infections
- Skin infections
In addition to chronic infections, we also address immunodeficiency issues
"My whole family comes here. They are great with patients young and old and make you feel like you're an important part of their practice. I can't recommend enough!"- Julia D
"Absolutely love Allergy and Asthma Center of Texas! I honestly don't remember the last time I've had a major asthma flair. It's all due to the proper treatment and management of my allergies and asthma by the doctors here."- Shaherah J.
"For anyone with asthma - Dr. John Meiser should be considered for treatment. He trained at a hospital that I lived for my asthma treatment when I was an adolescent, National Jewish Hospital (NJH). When I first saw Dr. Meiser, I had been in the ER with an asthma attack and persistent issues that other doctors could not address effectively. He knows allergy and asthma - consider THIS doctor for yourself or loved one."- Jimmy B.
"The staff at this office is extremely friendly and welcoming. They definitely make getting stuck in the arms with needles weekly more enjoyable! Highly recommend this office for all your allergy needs."- Reid B.
"Incredibly friendly, professional and competent. The staff is amazing. You will not find a better practice anywhere."- Zachary K.