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Anne Szpindor M.D.
Special interests
Dr. Szpindor-Watson specializes in treating asthma, allergic rhinitis and food allergies.

Board certified Pediatrics, allergy and immunology
Medical degree Yagiellonian University, Nicolaus Copernicus Medical Academy, Krakow, Poland
Internship Rotations in internal medicine, obstetrics-gynecology, surgery, pediatrics and radiology at medical centers affiliated with University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Residency Pediatrics, Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Illinois Fellowship Allergy and clinical immunology, Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago
Academic appointment Instructor, Rush Medical College

Allergies and asthma are two conditions that can be especially resistant to treatment and frustrating for a physician. Dr. Anne Szpindor, a clinical consultant for WholeHealthMD, has been treating allergies and asthma in adults and children since 1984, and integrative medicine has given her a much broader range of healing options. Dr. Szpindor partnered her Oak Park, Illinois-based practice with American WholeHealth from 1998-2000.

"I consider myself an integrative allergist," she says. "In addition to my traditional medical training, I've been using other modalities for the past several years, including such therapies as nutritional supplements, elimination diets and many other holistic treatments." She and her colleagues now also refer patients to such practitioners as chiropractors, massage therapists, acupuncturists, behavioral psychologists and homeopaths.

Another key to her successful allergy treatment is working with a patient to identify as many allergens as possible so the patient can avoid them. She also pays attention to other factors that can affect the immune system, including stress, hormones, poor nutrition, negative emotions and environmental toxins. Patients are treated with the latest medications, injections and supplement formulations.

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Date Published: 04/13/2005 Return to Top