McFarland Clinic

Allergy - Immunology

McFarland Clinic’s Allergy-Immunology specialists provide evaluation and treatment of immunologic conditions and allergic diseases of the respiratory tract, eyes, and skin for both adults and children. Specific diseases followed by the allergist-immunologist include asthma, hay fever, hives, food allergy, immune deficiency, and evaluation and treatment of eczema. 

Education is provided for understanding the disease, environmental control, and proper use of asthma workshops for patients and educational talks for healthcare providers.

Locations & Hours

Ames

1215 Duff Avenue Office

1215 Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010

515-239-4482

Location Details on 1215 Duff Avenue Office

Hours

DayTime
Monday8am-5pm
Tuesday8am-5pm
Wednesday8am-5pm
Thursday8am-5pm
Friday8am-5pm

Click here for Allergy Shot hours.

Boone

Boone County Hospital

1015 Union Street
Boone, IA 50036

515-239-4482

Location Details on Boone County Hospital

Hours

Please contact the Allergy Department for information regarding hours and scheduling for this outreach clinic.

Carroll

Carroll Office

1214 S Grant Road
Carroll, IA 51401

515-239-4482

Location Details on Carroll Office

Hours

Please contact the Allergy Department for information regarding hours and scheduling for this outreach clinic.

Iowa Falls

Iowa Falls Office

701 Washington Ave
Iowa Falls, IA 50126

515-239-4482

Location Details on Iowa Falls Office

Hours

Please contact the Allergy Department for information regarding hours and scheduling for this outreach clinic.

Jefferson

Jefferson Office

106 West Washington Street
Suite 2
Jefferson, IA 50129

515-239-4482

Location Details on Jefferson Office

Hours

Please contact the Allergy Department for information regarding hours and scheduling for this outreach clinic.

Marshalltown

Marshalltown Office

312 East Main Street
Marshalltown, IA 50158

515-239-4482

Location Details on Marshalltown Office

Hours

Please contact the Allergy Department for information regarding hours and scheduling for this outreach clinic.

Mason City

Mason City Clinic

250 South Crescent Drive
Mason City, IA 50401

515-239-4482

Location Details on Mason City Clinic

Hours

Please contact the Allergy Department for information regarding hours and scheduling for this outreach clinic.

Webster City

Webster City Office

510 Bank Street
Webster City, IA 50595

515-239-4482

Location Details on Webster City Office

Hours

Please contact the Allergy Department for information regarding hours and scheduling for this outreach clinic.

Allergy-Immunology Services

Allergy Testing

  • Skin test or RAST for pollens, dust mites, molds animals, and foods
  • Bee sting allergy testing
  • Drug allergy testing
  • Hay fever
  • Hives
  • Eczema
  • Immune deficiency

Allergy Shots

  • Immunotherapy

Allergy Shot Hours

Monday

7:30 - 11:40 am, 1:00 - 5:10 pm

Wednesday

8:00 - 11:40 am, 1:00 - 4:40 pm

Friday

7:30 - 11:40 am, 1:00 - 4:40 pm

Evaluation and Testing for Asthma

  • Allergy shots (immunotherapy)
  • Bee sting allergy testing
  • Drug allergy testing
  • Skin testing and RAST for pollens, dust mites, molds, animals, and foods

Oral food challenges and possible oral desensitization when appropriate is available. 

Pulmonary Function Tests

  • Complete lung function testing including exercise inhalation challenge
  • Appropriate evaluation and home monitoring for infant apnea. 

Sweat testing is available.


Diseases & Disorders Treated

Respiratory conditions followed through this department include:

  • Asthma
  • Complex lung functioning testing
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • ENO – exhaled nitrous oxide testing
  • Exercise inhalational challenge
  • Infant apnea - evaluation and appropriate home monitoring is available
  • Recurrent pneumonia or bronchitis
  • Stridor

Patient Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect at my appointment?

You should expect a consult with the doctor to go over your history. Allergy testing will be done. If there is a history of asthma, the patient will be given a breathing test.

Will I be treated that day?

Yes, as long as the patient has been off antihistamines three days prior.

Video Resources

Over the Counter Allergy Medicines

McFarland Clinic Allergist-Immunologist Jay Brown, MD discusses over-the-counter allergy medicines.

Pet Allergies

McFarland Clinic Allergist-Immunologist Jay Brown, MD discusses pet allergies.

Mold Allergy Triggers

McFarland Clinic Allergist-Immunologist Jay Brown, MD discusses mold allergy triggers.

Patient Education

Important Links
See details for American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology
American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology

The AAAAI is the largest professional organization in the United States devoted to the field of allergy/immunology, with more than 6,500 members dedicated to improving the lives of people with allergies, asthma and other conditions.

See details for The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network

FAAN's mission is to raise public awareness, provide advocacy and education, and advance research on behalf of all those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis.

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