At the Lung & Allergy Institute of Los Angeles, we are proud to collaborate with a number of prominent clinics throughout Southern California
Together we offer specialized care designed to evaluate, manage and treat important lung conditions among children, including cystic fibrosis, difficult asthma, food allergies, sickle cell disease and immunodeficiency disorders.
Cystic Fibrosis Clinic
Miller Children’s Cystic Fibrosis program is the largest in the United States and provides comprehensive care including evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for children with cystic fibrosis from birth to 18 years of age. In addition, this program is a California Children’s Services (CCS) approved Special Care Center (SCC). This means a specially designated multidisciplinary care team is responsible for all care coordination and case management for your child – ensuring you receive the best care possible. Your child’s medical diagnosis, the complexity of their disease and your family’s financial status will determine whether or not you qualify for this program.
Difficult Asthma Clinic
The Lung & Allergy Institute of Los Angeles is one of the few programs in the country capable of providing effective treatment for among the most complex and difficult asthma cases. To determine whether your child has difficult-to-control asthma that would qualify them for admittance into this program, we will look at how often your child requires medications to treat their asthma, whether or not they’ve had emergency room visits or episodes of life-threatening asthma, and whether or not there is an indication that their lung function is rapidly deteriorating. In all of these cases, your child may be diagnosed with difficult-to-control asthma, qualifying them for care in our difficult asthma clinic.
Food Allergy Clinic
The Food Allergy Center at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach is the first of its kind in all of Southern California. It has a broad range of allergy treatments for allergic conditions, as well as conducts research that is instrumental to the treatment of children with food allergies. In addition, it is the only program in Southern California that offers oral immunotherapy for allergies related to milk, wheat, soy, tree nuts and peanuts.
When your immune system does not work properly, you are at risk of developing autoimmune diseases, having frequent or severe infections, suffering from allergies and even developing cancer. The Immunology Program at the Miller Children’s Pulmonary, Allergy, Asthma and Cystic Fibrosis Center employs advanced clinical and medical techniques designed to evaluate, manage and treat children with various types of immune system disorders. In addition, this clinic has specialists in immunology, allergies and lung diseases, ensuring your child receives comprehensive care.
Sickle Cell Clinic
The Sickle Cell Clinic is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary partnership with the hematology and oncology physicians at Miller Children’s Hospital. Through our work with this clinic, our pulmonary group focuses on the chronic lung issues caused by sickle cell disease – including persistent asthma, acute chest syndrome, recurrent pneumonias, pulmonary hypertension and restrictive lung disease. By carefully monitoring and treating patients with these conditions, we’re able to provide them with the ability to expand their lifespan.
Early Peanut Introduction Clinic
This is a clinic for infants at high risk of peanut allergy that was created for the safe early introduction of peanut into the diet, with the goal of decreasing the likelihood that these infants will go on to develop peanut allergy. The clinic concept builds upon the findings of the recent well-publicized LEAP study and is consistent with the American Academy of Pediatrics and other prominent medical societies’ joint statement on interim guidance for introduction of peanuts for high-risk infants.Learn More »
If you’re interested in admitting your child into one of our clinics for treatment, please do not hesitate to contact us today to schedule an appointment. During that meeting, our specialists will evaluate your child’s unique condition and determine whether our clinic is the ideal place for him or her to undergo treatment.Contact Us