AllerVie Health – Hoover
2100 Data Park Circle
Hoover, AL 35244
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 – Hoover
Formerly Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center, AllerVie Health provides the most comprehensive allergy and asthma treatment in Hoover, 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 Hoover? 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 Hoover 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 Hoover 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.
Dr. Maxcie Sikora, MD, will be relocating to Destin, Florida this summer and transitioning to another clinic in the AllerVie Health network, effective May 12, 2022. While we understand that her Alabama community will miss her dearly, we are supportive of her as she moves into this new chapter of her career!
“I am grateful for my time at Alabama Allergy, and now AllerVie health. My twelve-year journey in Birmingham has been wonderful! I will miss my patients dearly who have trusted me with their care and who have shared their lives with me over the years. I cannot thank our staff enough for their love and support throughout my time in Birmingham. As a native of the gulf coast, I am looking forward to my next adventure in the Allervie Destin office and living near the water again! I am excited to meet new patients and help them understand and treat their allergy and asthma conditions to give them regain control of their lives again.” – Maxcie Sikora
AllerVie Health is committed to serving you and ensuring you have a smooth transition of care! If you already have an appointment scheduled with Dr. Sikora, that appointment will be rescheduled with another AllerVie Health provider. Patients in Hoover will see have the opportunity to see either Dr. Njeri Maina, MD, Becca Watkins, CRNP, or Morgan Mims, CRNP. If you have any questions about this transition, 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!
Njeri Maina, MDView Provider
Dr. Maina completed her Allergy and Immunology fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She received her medical degree along with her degree in Microbiology and Immunology from Indiana University School of Medicine.
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Becca Watkins, CRNPView Provider
Becca Watkins, CRNP, is a board certified family nurse practitioner working in collaborative practice with Dr. Maxcie Sikora. She obtained her bachelor’s of science in nursing from University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Morgan Mims, CRNPView Provider
Morgan Mims, CRNP, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner working in collaborative practice with Dr. Njeri Maina. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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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.