Allergies are increasing.
They affect as many as 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children.
200,000 ER Visits Annually.
People visit the emergency room about 200,000 times each year because of food allergies. Almost 10,000 people stay in the hospital each year because of food allergies
Up to 80-90% of patients have improvement with immunotherapy for pollen and dust mite allergy.
Welcome to the Allergy, Asthma Sinus Center
Our allergy center has been providing quality allergy care to the west side of Los Angeles for over twenty years.
About the Allergy, Asthma, Sinus Center
Our allergy center, Allergy Asthma Sinus Center, has been providing quality allergy care to the west side of Los Angeles for over twenty years. Our physicians are all board certified by American Board of Allergy and Immunology, and have the knowledge and concern to improve your quality of life. Our office accepts most insurances including PPO, HMO, Medicare and affordable plans. Besides being qualified and caring, our staff is fluent in many languages such as Spanish, Farsi, German, Italian.
Our mission is to improve the quality of your life by improving your health and controlling your allergy symptoms. This is a process that involves an informative and trusting relationship and teamwork between your healthcare professionals and you, our patient. We intend to make your office visit pleasant and efficient. We welcome your call and look forward to helping you.
Adult and Pediatric
Our physicians are certified and experienced in treating patients of all ages.
Environmental control is an important part of your care and something we can easily help you improve.
During the patient's first visit, the specialist will review the patient's allergy history. This history will enable them to decide if the patient will require further studies such as:
Pulmonary Function & Niox Testing
Xray and other studies
The specialists of the Center rotate their working days. Therefore, if a patient prefers to see a certain physician, they should notify the receptionist when making an appointment. Office hours are Monday through Saturday with morning, afternoon and evening hours. A 24 hour answering service is available for after hour emergencies and other messages.
Allergy skin tests are done to pinpoint the substances to which the patient is allergic. The specialist determines the type and number of skin tests a patient will need (one test might be performed during the first visit); the tests should be scheduled with the receptionist. Each skin test appointment takes approximately 30 minutes and are divided into several categories (depending on the patient).
At the conclusion of the combined diagnostic testing, the allergist will review the results with you. Most allergy medications, particularly the antihistamines, as well as certain herbal teas and pain killers can diminish the skin tests response, therefore it is important to abstain from these products for at least 24 to 72 hours prior to testing. Also please notify the doctor of any medications you may have recently taken.
Jorge A. Quel, MD, EFAAAAI, EFACAAI
Dr. Quel is Director of the Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Medical Center of Marina del Rey, California and associated with Santa Monica Hospital UCLA (Univ. of California Los Angeles), Marina del Rey Hospital and Brotman Hospital of Culver City. As an active member of various allergy societies, he lectures as well as coordinates workshops and symposiums. Dr. Quel is co-founder of the Hispanic American Allergy Asthma and Immunology Association and as its Executive Director has organized patient as well as physician education programs nationally and internationally for over 20 years. In addition, he is an active member of WHO/GARD (World Health Organization). He also supervises the allergy training of students from several universities. As an active patient advocate, he has appeared in the State and National Capitols on legislative issues. Appointed as a member of the National Minority Quality Forum, he collaborates with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services on health disparities. Dr. Quel also serves on the Board of Directors and is Vice President of UNASMA (an International organization for the education of allergy and asthma), and a member of the SLAAI (Sociedad Lationamericano de Alergia, Asma e Imunologia). He is a member of the California Allergy Association, Los Angeles Allergy Association, Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), Fellow of the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) working with joint sessions in Latin America. He has received many awards including Distinguished Fellow of the ACAAI as well as honorary appointments to numerous foreign allergy societies. Dr. Quel was the Director of the Allergy Department at Illinois Masonic Hospital in Chicago, Director of Allergy Research at Alpha Medical Laboratories in Illinois and Professor at the Chicago Medical School. He also served as an appointed advisor to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Washington DC, to the White House and as a Governor appointee to the Board of Medical Quality Assurance, State of California.
While Chair of the Aerobiology Committee of the AAAAI, he established a quality control system for pollen collection stations; he is a member of the Allergy Standardization Committee and is an appointed Liaison of the AAAAI. Along with lecturing nationally and internationally, Dr. Quel has written various medical articles and co authorized several books including a 2008 edition on Aerobiology. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology a conjoint Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Quel was trained pediatric and adult allergy-clinical immunology at several medical Universities: Ohio State University Hospital, Children’s Hospital in Ohio, University of Illinois and Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital as well as several Universities in South America including Argentina and Brazil. A Post-Doctoral degree in Allergy (awarded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) was obtained at the University of California Los Angeles.
Together, we look forward to better serving our patients’ needs.
Margaret L. Soderberg MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI
Dr. Soderberg has practiced allergy, asthma, and clinical immunology in Southern California for 33 years. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 1970 with a B.S. in Zoology. This was followed by study at the University of Michigan Medical School graduating with an M.D. in 1974. She then moved to California to study Pediatrics at the LAC+USC Medical Center for two years of a Pediatric Residency and 1 year of fellowship in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma. She then transferred to the UCLA Medical Center for two years of a fellowship in Immunology, Asthma, and Allergy, completing the fellowship in 1979. After the birth of daughter Jenny, she ventured into private practice in the specialty of allergy in October of 1979. Throughout the years Dr. Soderberg has taught residents and fellows the specialty as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at UCI and then later at UCLA. More recently as Director of the Global Health Initiative SCD-UNA, Dr. Soderberg has organized 3 Global Health Conferences for the United Nations Association of the Southern California Division of the United Nations Association. She is a past president of the Los Angeles Allergy Society which serves all the allergists of Los Angeles.
About your Doctors
Our office is a preferred provider for most insurance carriers. Co-payment amounts and deductibles will vary from policy to policy and should be paid at the time of each visit. Once your insurance is billed, you will receive an explanation of benefits (EOB) from your insurance as to your financial responsibility. Payment plans for allergy testing are available.
We accept a wide range of HMO, PPO, Medicare and affordable care plans
Contact us for an appointment at either of our two locations
Providing quality allergy care to Los Angeles for over twenty years.
We intend to make your office visit pleasant and efficient. We welcome your call and look forward to helping you.
4644 Lincoln Blvd. #410, Marina del Rey, ca. 90292
Tel (310) 823-6766
Fax (310) 933-1632
3831 Hughes Ave. #606 , Culver City, Ca. 90230
Tel (310) 839-6766