The Institute for Asthma & Allergy is a unique center where careful diagnoses, cutting-edge treatments, on-going research, and education of patients are the primary objectives. Our physicians and health care providers devote themselves to teaching pediatric and adult patients about their diseases, the underlying causes of their symptoms, the application of the latest treatments and research, and the potential benefits and dangers of these treatments. Patients with asthma, sinusitis, rhinitis, anaphylaxis, food allergy, drug allergy, angioedema, nitrobacteria, itching, eczema, colitis, IgG and IgA deficiencies, and other immunologic abnormalities are routinely referred to the Institute by both primary care physicians and specialists, particularly when patients require extra care or are difficult-to-manage with standard treatment programs. The Institute is proud of its' capacity to manage these challenging patients and is honored to receive these referrals. Moreover, because of the focus on teaching and the concentration of complex patients, residents and fellows from Washington-area medical programs are frequently found rounding with the teaching faculty of the Institute.