Allergists & Immunologists
Jennifer Kim, MD
Interests: Food allergy, Eczema (atopic dermatitis), Asthma, Rhinitis (hay fever), Sinusitis, Cough, Urticaria (hives), Anaphylaxis, Immunodeficiency
My expertise is in pediatric food allergy and atopic dermatitis although I enjoy treating both children and adults for allergic and immunologic disorders. I myself have experienced asthma exacerbations as well as allergic rhinitis requiring immunotherapy (allergy shots). I take pride in working with patients and families to develop individualized treatment plans that are safe, effective, practical, and optimize quality of life. Patient care provides me with the greatest job satisfaction, but I also enjoy having authored several articles published in medical journals and delivering presentations at regional and national meetings for both pediatricians and allergists. For an appointment with Dr. Kim please call 847.998.4170 or request an appointment online.
Deeba Masood, MD
Interests: Asthma, allergies, sinusitis, immunodefficiencies, urticaria, atopic dermatitis, IVIG infusion therapy, plasmapheresis, LDL apheresis
Practice Philosophy: My practice philosophy is to provide patients with top quality care with genuine interest and integrity that radiates total satisfaction. As an asthma patient myself I can empathize with my patients, their concern for quality care and expectations from their physician. My goal is to use a multidisciplinary approach and evidence based medicine to optimize health care and wellness. Having served in an underprivileged area in the inner city my passion is to add value to my specialty work with social services and address environmental issues. For an appointment with Dr. Masood please call 847.998.4170 or request an appointment online.
Ewa Schafer, MD
Interests: Asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis, urticaria (hives), immunodeficiency, atopic dermatitis (eczema), food allergy
Practice Philosophy: My interest in allergy and immunology comes from personal and family experience with asthma and allergies. Therefore, I have been highly motivated to pursue this area of expertise and receive great satisfaction in knowing I can positively affect the lives of my patients. I treat both adults and children suffering from the symptoms of food allergies, allergic and nonallergic rhinitis, asthma, chronic and acute sinusitis and urticaria or hives. My focus is not only to eliminate or decrease the impact of the disease process but to educate patients so that they can CONTROL it. I thoroughly enjoy serving the NorthShore University HealthSystem community as well as being a valuable resource for allergic & immunological evaluations. For an appointment with Dr. Schafer please call 847.998.4170 or request an appointment online.
Rachel Story, MD
Interests: Food allergy in children, Eczema (atopic dermatitis), Asthma, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Urticaria (hives), Anaphylaxis, Immunodeficiency
Practice Philosophy: As an allergy patient myself and the mother of children with allergies, I understand on a personal level how allergies impact everyday life. I enjoy working closely with patients and their families to develop an individualized plan to manage their allergies and asthma. Because allergic disorders are often chronic conditions, they require a partnership between the doctor and patient. I find getting to know my patients and working closely with them to control their allergies the most satisfying part of being a doctor. I use a combination of environmental controls, medications, and at times, immunotherapy (allergy shots) to control allergies. I work with each patient to understand their concerns, goals, and preferences so that together we come up with an approach to best manage their allergies. For an appointment with Dr. Story please call 847.998.4170 or request an appointment online.