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I was born and raised in Texas and graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Then I attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas and followed that with three years of residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. I had asthma and allergies from infancy and found myself drawn to patients who had similar problems. New advances in diagnosis and treatment had begun to revolutionize what could be done for these problems and I enjoyed taking care of those who had such conditions, so I decided to specialize in this field. I was fortunate enough to be able to undertake two years of specialized training in adult and pediatric Allergy and Immunology at the Medical College of Georgia which is one of the premier training programs in the country. This qualified me for getting my boards in Allergy and Immunology. I am from Texas, but am proud to have lived in Tuscaloosa for over two decades and have raised both of my girls here.
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This content was provided by Dr. Helm "Because of my own experiences with allergies, asthma, and eczema, I do not consider these to be trivial problems and can appreciate the toll that even minimal symptoms can have over a long period of time. I am especially concerned that patients will adapt to their condition and begin to think that frankly abnormal problems are "normal for them" and tolerate changes which can become permanent.
From personal experience I know questions to ask which are not found in textbooks
I want to deliver cutting-edge care to my patients, but not burden them with unnecessary or overly expensive approaches. There is no point to having a prescription if the medicine is unaffordable. As medicine and insurance changes, it is necessary to try to keep healthcare as reasonable and affordable as possible.
I try to give each patient the time and attention they deserve and never want to rush a visit. My patients deserve my full attention and consideration for all of their problems"
Allergy & Asthma
Allergy & Immunology
Child & Adolescent Allergy
Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
Allergy & Immunology
Accredited by: American Board of Allergy & Immunology*
Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
Allergic Reactions to Food
Allergic Reactions to Insect Stings
Anaphylactic Food Allergies
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID)
Allergy Shots for Insect Stings
Allergy Skin Testing
Allergy Testing for Hypersensitivity to Insects
Blood Allergy Testing
Drug Allergy Testing
Environmental Allergy Testing
Food Sensitivity Testing
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University Of Texas / Austin Campus
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
Medical School | Graduated 1977
University Of Kansas / School Of Medicine
Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
University Kans Med Center
Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
Med College Of Georgia
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
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