After moving to Winston-Salem in 1999 for her Allergy and Immunology fellowship at Wake Forest , Dr. Hoffman and her husband fell in love with the area, culture and people here. She has been practicing in the area now for over 10 years. "My interest in allergy and immunology stems not only from a fascination with the immune system, but also because I have allergies myself. In fact, one of my daughters suffers from food and nasal allergies in addition to asthma. So as a parent, I have had first-hand experience coping with these diseases." Dr. Hoffman enjoys seeing patients of all ages, and her special areas of interest include environmental nasal allergies, asthma, and food allergies. "I have found that appropriate treatment of allergic disease can dramatically improve quality of life." When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, two cats and dog.