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About Asthma & Allergy Center
We are dedicated to the health and well being of all our patients. This website is designed to engage our patients in their health care plan. We have an integrated approach to patient care. This means we want to maximize your experience. I have been a doctor for almost thirty years and believe that the patient is an excellent observer and evaluator of their illness. We can often educate patients so they can help diagnose what has gone wrong and formulate a treatment plan that is tailor made for their lifestyle. We ask about one’s physical health, their environmental health, their families health (past and present), their mental health and their spiritual health. During the history it is critical that we accurately define when someone developed illness so that we can pinpoint the effects of environment, seasons, occupation, toxins, allergen exposures and use of medications (when they started and stopped medications are crucial). If before your visit you could outline your illness time course it would greatly aid in our understanding of your illness.

What Doctor did you see? Dr. Greg Sharon

Would you return to see this physician for further care? Yes

Has your condition gotten better? Yes

Would you recommend this practice to family and/or friends? Yes and I often do

How satisfied were you with your visit? Very Satisfied

Please tell us what you like best about the care you received:Always caring and compassionate across the entire office. Dr. Sharon’s commitment to his patients is share by all in the office. Dr. Sharon’s insight into the mind as well as body health are eerily accurate and very helpful. Staff is as kind and caring as any physicians office I’ve ever known. they’re the benchmark, simple as that.

Please tell us how you feel we could improve to serve you better: I believe whole heartily in continuous improvement, but I’ll have to think about that one.

Name: Eric R.

City: Elgin

Doctor Notes

Doctor NotesGuidelines for giving a medical history

The most important part of the doctor patient interaction is the medical history.

I have been taking medical histories for almost thirty years. If the patient and the doctor can get a precise timeline, accurate descriptions of all the important events then the interaction was a success. I was the first physician in Illinois to diagnose a case of confirmed Lymes disease. Why did 8 other dedicated physicians miss the diagnosis? Because the medical history did not make sense and the timeline of her illness was not accurate. Please briefly review my suggestions below to see if we can make our interaction better for both of us.

The trust forged in the initial doctor-patient relationship is often the key to a patient’s willingness to participate in, and benefit from, care provided by the doctor.

The goal of the interview is to obtain personal and symptom information about the patient. The physician must interpret this data in light of his medical knowledge and formulates a description of the patient in biopsychosocial terms; that is, a medical history with integrated biological, psychological, and social history leading to the most likely diagnosis.

Chief Complaint: We ask that patients who present with multiple complaints come up with one main reason they are being seen today. It helps to focus our thoughts and our history on what is really important to the patients. Many patients want to give me a diagnosis i.e. “Then I had a bad migraine.” I would rather you describe the symptoms and signs you had not your diagnosis of the illness.

History of Present Illness: We like to place things on a timeline so that they make sense with other parts of the history. It is important that we find out when you developed symptoms as it relates to other events. Often these other events seem unrelated. “I developed asthma 3 yrs ago. I moved into my sisters home 3 yrs ago. My sister has two cats.” Taken alone not very clear but when placed on a timeline we can see the cat exposure may have led to the development of asthma.

Food and Drug Allergy: Allergy to a drug means the body has made an allergic antibody (IgE) response to a drug. This leads to allergic reactions and possibly a fatal anaphylaxis. A reaction to a drug may include allergy but more commonly it is a side effect such as “I got diarrhea on Augmentin”. Side effects or toxic effect do not mean you can never take the drug again but allergy often means a life long ban.

Past Medical History: We want to know what medical disease you have or had and how they are doing now. If your taking a medicine for high blood pressure and it is controlling the blood pressure it doesn’t mean you no longer have high blood pressure. Surgery and medical problems are best given with a timeline. We need to know if the diseases you have today are in part caused by past diseases or medications used to treat that disease.

profilepic_lFamily History: We use this critical information to gauge your risk of developing a disease or in part more likely to have some features of your family illness. If you can find out what people in your family suffer from and when they developed this illness. .

“The medical interview has three functions: data gathering, relationship building, and patient education.”

When looking for Allergy or Asthma Relief make sure you’re seeing a Qualified and Knowledgeable Physician!

Some of the areas we serve are: Carol Stream, West Chicago, Addison, Roselle, Schaumburg, Bloomingdale, Wheaton, Glendale Heights, Wood Dale, Elk Grove Village, Glen Ellyn, Lombard, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Villa Park, Bartlett, Streamwood, Bolingbrook, Warrenville, Naperville, Winfield, Geneva, Downers Grove, North Aurora, Aurora, Lombard, Elmhurst, Inverness, Bensenville, Woodridge, Darien, Medinah, Hinsdale, Oakbrook, Burr Ridge, Lisle, St Charles, Melrose Park, River Forest, Norridge, Elburn, Montgomery, Sugar Grove, Elgin, South Elgin, Westmont, Batavia, Wayne, Itasca, Hillside, Rolling Meadows, Palatine, South Barrington, Barrington, Rosemont, Palatine, Franklin Park, River Grove, Arlington Heights, Mt Prospect, Prospect Heights, Oak Park, Forest Park, Western Springs, LaGrange, Northlake, Countryside, Plainfield, Lemont, Romeoville, Des Plaines, Niles, Park Ridge Indiana and Wisconsin.