AllerVie Health – Homewood
504 Brookwood Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35209
Phone: (205) 871-9661
Fax: (205) 870-1621
Hours of Operation
Allergy Shot Hours
Monday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
About AllerVie Health – Homewood
Formerly Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center, AllerVie Health provides the most comprehensive allergy and asthma treatment in Homewood, Alabama. Our board-certified allergists have experience treating a variety of allergies, asthma, and related immunological disorders, which can limit people’s ability to live the lives they love. We put our patients at the center of everything we do and are committed to setting and delivering the gold-standard in allergy and immunology services to those in our care.
Looking for a local allergist who understands the common pollen issues affecting those in and around Homewood? In need of a doctor to help treat immunological disorders such as hereditary angioedema and FCAS? Call us today to schedule an appointment with a Homewood allergist who can help you feel your best and reclaim your life!
With AllerVie Health by your side, freedom from these issues is possible.
We are transitioning to a new billing service over the next few months and will be rolling new features out over time to our practices.
Effective 12/15/21, patients in Homewood will be able to call 1-888-276-4419 for questions about their billing statement, pay their bill over the phone, setup payment plans, etc.
At the end of this month (June 2022), Dr. Sunena Argo, MD will be leaving AllerVie Health to join Children’s of Alabama as faculty in the Division of Pediatric Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. We are supportive of Dr. Argo as she moves on to this new chapter. She will miss her AllerVie patients greatly!
If you have any questions about this transition or would like to transfer your medical records, please feel free to call us at 205-871-9661. We are here to help ensure this is a smooth process and are committed to delivering not only the highest quality care to you but also the safest, most efficient, and most patient-centric experience possible!
Weily Soong, MDView Provider
Dr. Weily Soong is a native of Birmingham, and graduated from Vestavia Hills High School, Birmingham-Southern College, and the University of Alabama School of Medicine.
John Anderson, MDView Provider
Dr. Anderson trained in Birmingham at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Children’s Hospital, and received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and his medical degree from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
Michael Polcari, MDView Provider
Dr. Mike Polcari received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Sunena Argo, MDView Provider
Dr. Sunena Argo grew up in Birmingham, Alabama where she graduated from Jefferson County IB School, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the University of Alabama School of Medicine.
Featured Nurse Practioners
Michelle Payne, CRNPView Provider
Michelle Payne, CRNP, is a Family Nurse Practitioner and is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She practices collaboratively with Dr. John Anderson.
Patricia Luthin, CRNPView Provider
Patricia is in collaborative practice with Dr. Weily Soong. As the lead nurse practitioner for AllerVie Health, Patricia has the unique opportunity to assess, diagnose and treat patients while staying true to the nursing profession.
Courtney Hendrix, CRNPView Provider
Courtney Hendrix, CRNP, is a board certified family nurse practitioner, working in collaborative practice with Dr. Weily Soong. Originally from the North Alabama area, Courtney earned her Bachelor of Science Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Amber Nelson, CRNPView Provider
Amber Nelson, CRNP, is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, working in collaborative practice with Dr. John Anderson. She is originally from the North Alabama area.
Monica Ray, CRNPView Provider
Monica is a board certified family nurse practitioner, working in collaborative practice with Dr. Weily Soong. Originally from the Atlanta area, Monica earned her Bachelor of Science Nursing from Emory University.
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Food Allergy Treatment Program
Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) for food allergies is a medical treatment, guided by a board-certified allergist, which re-trains the immune system to become desensitized to food allergens through regular ingestion of food proteins at increasing doses.
Drug Allergy Treatment
If you have a history of reactions to different medications or if you have a serious reaction to a drug, an allergist/immunologist has specialized training and testing experience to diagnose the problem and help you develop a plan to protect you in the future.
Early Introduction Program
Our early introduction program begins with a peanut allergy test. As a parent, you may already know the risks of food allergies and how they can impact the life of your child.
To help you and your family to be healthy wherever they are, you can now get access to healthcare anywhere that offers sufficient privacy with Telemedicine.
A challenge test, is a highly accurate diagnostic test for allergies which is sometimes performed even after a skin prick and blood tests. For example, our allergists may order the test to find out if a patient has truly outgrown a food allergy.
Skin Allergy Testing
A skin allergy test is an umbrella term used to refer to a number of testing procedures used in the diagnosis of allergies. Skin allergy tests are popular because they help in the diagnosis of many common allergies.
Allergy Patch Testing
Allergy patch testing is a common allergy testing method used to confirm the cause of allergic contact dermatitis in a patient.
Intradermal Allergy Testing
An intradermal allergy test involves injecting a small amount of allergen under the skin. Intradermal allergy tests can test a for a variety of allergies including insect sting allergies and drug allergies.
Blood Testing for Allergies
AllerVie Health performs allergen-specific IgE (Immunoglobulin E) testing, commonly known as ELISA/EIA testing, utilizing ImmunoCAP by ThermoFisher, when conducting allergy diagnostics.
Allergy drops are administered sublingually (under the tongue) and are a great alternative for patients averse to allergy shots or whose conditions cannot be treated with allergy shots.
Allergy shots are a form of immunotherapy. They work by exposing the body in stages to an allergen so that the body ‘learns’ not to react to that trigger.
Immunotherapy, also known as biological therapy, is a medical intervention that uses the body’s immune response to treat a disease. It can work by either activating or suppressing the immune system’s response, and it is used to treat multiple conditions, including cancer and allergies.
Immunological DisordersLearn More
The immune system plays a role in the control of cancer and other diseases, but also is the culprit in the phenomena of allergies, asthma, and recurrent infections such as sinus infections, pneumonia, ear infections, and bronchitis.
Skin AllergiesLearn More
Skin conditions are one of the most common forms of allergy treated and managed by an allergist, a physician with specialized training and expertise to accurately diagnose your condition and provide relief for your symptoms.
Milk Protein AllergyLearn More
A milk protein allergy, or a cow milk protein allergy (CMPA), is a food allergy in which a person’s immune system has a histamine response to the protein in a cow’s milk, though it can also be triggered by the milk of other animals, including goats and sheep.
Angioedema is swelling that occurs just beneath the skin in the body. It can happen in many areas of the body and not just the external regions that we usually associate with ‘skin.’
Gastrointestinal DisordersLearn More
Some disorders may produce symptoms that are similar to those of food allergies. However, some related digestive diseases are conditions that do not involve IgE (immunoglobulin E), the antibody that causes potentially life-threatening reactions in people with food allergies.
Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS)Learn More
Also known as pollen fruit syndrome or pollen fruit allergy syndrome (PFAS), oral allergy syndrome is a cross-reactivity that occurs in patients with existing allergic rhinitis when they consume certain fruits and vegetables.
Insect Bite AllergiesLearn More
Allergic reactions can be caused by a variety of stinging and biting insects. Common insects that cause allergic reactions include wasps, hornets, yellowjackets, and honeybees, as well as red and black fire ants.
Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the bronchial tubes in the lungs. As the bronchial tubes allow air to flow in and out of the lungs, asthma can make it difficult to breathe and cause additional symptoms, such as coughing and wheezing.
Food AllergiesLearn More
A food allergy requires the help and intervention of an allergist. Those with a food allergy often must carry epipens with them so that they can self-administer the drug when needed.
Sinusitis is an infection in the sinuses, resulting in congestion, cough, thick discharge, and pressure in the head and face. It typically occurs when something stops mucus from draining from the sinuses.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)Learn More
COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is a chronic inflammatory lung disorder. It is not a single disorder but a collection of lung diseases that obstruct the flow of air to the lungs and create breathing problems.
Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)Learn More
Eosinophilic esophagitis, or EoE, is an immune and allergy disorder of the esophagus. In EoE, the patient experiences inflammation in the esophagus that interferes with their ability to ingest and digest food.
Allergies are the world’s most common chronic condition and can cause reactions that range widely from mildly uncomfortable to life-threatening.
Allergic RhinitisLearn More
Allergic rhinitis is the diagnosis given to a collection of respiratory symptoms that result from exposure to an allergen. Though most commonly triggered by triggers such as dander or pollen, allergic rhinitis can, in some cases, result from food allergies.
Latex AllergiesLearn More
Latex allergies involve an immune response from the body that is triggered by exposure to materials and objects that include latex.
Hives (Urticaria)Learn More
Hives, also known as Urticaria, occur as a sudden outbreak of bumps and welts on the skin. These bumps and welts are typically pale red in color and are often accompanied by swelling known as angioedema.
Drug AllergiesLearn More
Adverse reactions to medications are common, yet everyone responds differently. One person may develop a rash or other reactions when taking a certain type of medication, while another person on the same drug may have no adverse reaction at all.
Non-Allergic RhinitisLearn More
Non-allergic rhinitis (vasomotor rhinitis) is a condition that causes chronic sneezing, congestion, or runny nose. While these symptoms are similar to those of allergic rhinitis (hay fever), non-allergic rhinitis is different because, unlike an allergy, it doesn’t involve the immune system.
Hereditary Angioedema (HAE)Learn More
Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) is a very rare and potentially life-threatening genetic condition that occurs in about 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 50,000 people. HAE symptoms include episodes of edema (swelling) in various body parts including the hands, feet, face, and airway.