Allergy and Immunology at ANMC now open

July 17, 2019

Specialty services at ANMC is proud to announce the addition of ANTHC’s 36th specialty service: the Allergy and Immunology Clinic at ANMC. This new specialty service is located within the Internal Medicine Clinic, on the third floor of the Healthy Communities Building.

The Allergy and Immunology Clinic will see patients of all ages. Providers can refer fora variety of allergy and immunology issues, including recurrent anaphylaxis without known etiology, chronic cough, chronic sinusitis, unstable asthma, drug allergy, angioedema, urticaria, food/environmental allergy, severe eczema and immunocompetency assessments. 

Dr. Baruch Friedman is a Board-certified allergist-immunologist with almost 30 years of experience. Prior to joining ANTHC, he was the former Chief of Allergy/Immunology at the MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore as well as an assistant professor for the Johns Hopkins Allergy/Immunology division. Dr. Friedman was awarded by the American Academy of Allergy and Immunology for excellence as a part-time faculty teacher.

Dr. Friedman’s commitment to helping allergy and asthma patients comes from personal experience. “Having been sidelined with severe allergies throughout my childhood, it has become my mission to make sure all my patients remain comfortable and functional throughout the respective allergy seasons.”

Dr. Friedman also ran a part-time faculty clinic at the Johns Hopkins Allergy and Asthma Center that was designed to provide a more optimal teaching experience for the allergy fellows in training. Dr. Friedman also performed inpatient consultations at Johns Hopkins to assist in the training of the allergy/immunology fellows.

Clinic information and referral process

The Allergy and Immunology Clinic hours are 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Dr. Friedman will also be available for inpatient consultations.

To refer to the Allergy and Immunology Clinic, primary care providers should refer through the Internal Medicine Clinic referral process. The referring provider should indicate on the referral that it is for the Allergy and Immunology Clinic. The referral will then be redirected to the allergy scheduler. At this time AFHCAN/telehealth referral option is not available, but will be in the future. If providers or staff have questions about the referral process they are encouraged to reach out to our scheduler at 729-2053. The RN Case Manager can be reached at 729-1522.

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