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Young children with allergic reactions will usually develop additional allergies, and often asthma. Allergy shots decrease this possibility. If they already have asthma, allergy shots will help them outgrow it. Starting injection therapy at age 4 or 5 should quickly control allergies, and by the time they are 8 or 9 and into team sports, they are finished with shots forever.

DOCTOR ON CALL
If you’ve ever had a child with a severe asthma attack, you know the panic that comes from getting an impersonal answering service. You’ll never experience that at Family Allergy Clinic of Garland. Dr. Page carries his phone with him at all times, so you can reach him 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

You also feel the personal touch from the minute you walk in the door and are greeted by the friendly receptionist. You can relax knowing the small, dedicated staff is supportive and caring. They’ve been with Dr. Page for years. The atmosphere in the office is one of calm serenity because the patients are confident that Dr. Page and his staff will always be there for them. “We believe a person reacts on many levels to treatment — spiritual, emotional and physical,”Dr. Page said. As he believes faith is part of the healing process, he will pray with patients if desired.

Dr. Richard Page is Board Certified in both Allergy/Clinical Immunology and Pediatrics. He has nearly 20 years experience in treating allergy problems. Since June 1998, he has owned the Family Allergy Clinic. Previously, he worked for 10 years in a large multi-specialty group in St. Louis. He was also an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at St. Louis University Medical Center.

He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree, with honors, from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland and his Medical Degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He performed his Internship andResidency at Childrens Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. He also completed a Fellowship at the Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Page is a member of the Texas Medical Association, Texas Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Society and the Dallas County Medical Society.

Dr. Page and his wife have two daughters and live in Plano, where they participate in a Bible study. His calligraphy has been exhibited in the Cincinnati Museum of Art. Creating signage for medical fund-raisers is one way he volunteers his time to the community.

Reproduced from Living Magazine
January/February 2004

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