5600 S. Wolf Road Suite 135,  Western Springs, IL 60558       P: 708-246-4515   F: 708-246-4502

Western Springs Asthma & Allergy

Renee Lantner, MD   &  Chhavi Gandhi, MD​

Skin Testing for:

  • Airborne allergens (pollen, mold, animals, dust mites)
  • Food allergens
  • Stinging insect venom (bee, wasp, hornets)
  • Topical anesthetics, such as lidocaine
  • Penicillin (antibiotic) and select other antibiotics


Patch testing for Contact Dermatitis  (such as nickel, fragrance and cosmetics)


Allergen Immunotherapy(allergy vaccines, "allergy shots") for aeroallergens and venoms


Sublingual Immunotherapy (under the tongue allergy tablets) for grass and ragweed


Oral Food Challenges (peanut, treenuts, milk, egg, wheat, soy, seafood, etc)


Medication Desensitizations:

  • Aspirin Desensitization
  • Clopidogrel (Plavix) desensitization
  • Others (tailored to patient need)


Breathing Tests

  • Office Spirometry (Pulmonary Function testing)
  • Fractionated Exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO) measurement


Dupixent (dupilumab) administration for atopic dermatitis (eczema)


Nucala (mepolizumab) administration for asthma

Xolair (omalizumab) administration for asthma and chronic idiopathic urticaria


Immunologic evaluations


Blood work including:

  • ImmunoCAP (RAST, serum allergy testing) including component testing for peanut, egg and milk
  • Immunologic laboratory evaluation
  • Miscellaneous laboratory testing (based on specific diagnosis)

Dietitian services

  • Food allergies and food sensitivities
  • Weight control
  • Picky  or selective eaters
  • Special needs
  • General health

SERVICES WE OFFER

Allergic conjunctivitis (eye allergies. swollen

           eyes, itchy eyes, red eye)
Allergic rhinitis
(year round and seasonal nasal

           allergy symptoms)
Anaphylaxis,
including food-dependent and

          exercise-induced
Aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease   

           (AERD, Samter's Triad)
Asthma:
adult, pediatric, and during
pregnancy         

          (wheezing, shortness of breath)
Atopic dermatitis
(eczema)
Chronic cough
Chronic itching
Cold urticaria 
(hives from cold exposure)
Contact dermatitis
(metal, nickel, cosmetics,        

         hair dye, topicals)
Drug allergy,
including penicillin allergy
Eosinophilic esophagitis
Exercise-induced asthma
Familial Cold Autoinflammatory Syndrome                   (FCAS)
Food allergy and intolerance
(peanut, tree nuts,

          dairy, wheat, seafood)
FPIES
(Food protein-induced enterocolitis

           syndrome)
Hand and foot eczema
Hives (urticaria) itching and angioedema

          (swelling)
Insect sting allergy
Mast cell disorders
Medication reactions 
(antibiotics allergies,

           aspirin allergy)
Nasal polyps
Recurrent infections
(sinusitis, pneumonia, ear

          infection, skin infections, fungal infections)
Sinusitis
(sinus infections)
Venom allergy
(bee, wasp, hornets)


WHAT WE TREAT