Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update

Madison Medical Affiliates & Ascension are working together to keep our community healthy during this time and prevent the spread of infection while also offering options for easier access to care.

  • If you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath and need care, please call your personal physician, as a first step. We recommend if you have symptoms, you should stay home and avoid exposing others until you can talk with a doctor.
  • Madison Medical Affiliates is offering TeleHealth visits with our providers through Ascension Online Care. Please call our office to schedule a TeleHealth visit.
  • New temporary visitor rules have been implemented to try to decrease the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and to keep our patients, families, care teams and the communities we serve safe. At this time, facilities near you may be restricting visitors. Please contact us before visiting.
  • If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency or difficulty breathing, go directly to the ER or dial 911.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are some common Allergens?

Common allergens include pollen, mold spores, dust mites, pet dander, feathers, foods, medications and insect venom.

What are some symptoms of Allergies?

Common allergic symptoms include itching, watery eyes, sneezing, and nasal congestion. Occasionally more severe reactions can occur. The most dangerous reaction is commonly referred to as anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a syndrome characterized by a sudden drop in blood pressure, difficulty breathing, and gastrointestinal symptoms that, if untreated, can be deadly.

What exactly does an Allergist treat?

Allergists treat ailments such as hay fever, asthma, eczema, hives and other diseases of compromised immune systems.

What does the Immune System do?

The Immune System is a network of cells, tissues and organs that work together to defend the body against infections.

What kind of disorders does an Immunologist treat?

Disorders include immunodeficiency disorders, which occur when part of the immune system is missing or malfunctioning; autoimmune disorders, which occur when the immune system mistakes the body’s healthy organs and tissues for foreign invaders; allergic disorders, which occur when the immune system overreacts to environmental antigens.

What are Antigens and Pathogens?

Antigens are classified as any substance that is capable of causing an immune response. Antigens that cause disease are called pathogens. Pathogens are attacked by the immune system in order to protect the body from their harmful effects.

What is Immunotherapy?

Immunotherapy is a method of desensitizing the immune system by exposing it to small quantities of antigens on a frequent basis. The goal is to "trick" the immune system into tolerating antigens such as pollens and medications, lessening the harmful effects on the body.

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