Rural communities are big winners with value-added care

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Rural communities in the United States are often underserved when it comes to access to healthcare. That's why National Rural Health Day is important; it provides a chance to shine light on the health challenges faced in rural America.

Among those factors are distance, transportation, economics, and health literacy. Together, they drastically limit Americans in those areas from accessing the care they need, which includes the kind of specialist care that has traditionally comprised allergy services.

This places a large burden on rural Americans suffering from allergies. Those with the time and means must travel longer distances to receive care. And, due to the nature of in-office allergy treatment, that typically means multiple long trips a week in order to remain compliant.

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) estimates that number at 57 million. When you consider that roughly 30% of Americans, and 40% of children, may suffer from allergies, there are millions that stand to benefit from better access to allergy care is evident.

A 2014 report from the Rural Policy Research Institute notes:

"Barriers to access result in unmet health care needs, delays in receiving appropriate care, inability to get preventive services, and hospitalizations that could have been prevented."

Value-added care services can provide an essential bridge for those communities and millions of Americans. By working with local practitioners, such as primary care providers, value-added care is a flexible way to bring a variety of services into areas that may not be able to support a standalone specialist practice.

The benefit, of course, is passed along not only to patients but to those local practitioners. By adding quality care that their patients need, these practitioners are able to operate to the full extent of their license. As such, they stand to see great business outcomes.

At United Allergy Services, we take pride in being an essential value-added services partner. Whether it is food or environmental allergy testing or our home-based model of allergy treatment, our scalable solutions allow providers to complement their care to the level that they can deliver it, and that their patients need it. By understanding those needs, we have been able to help deliver outstanding outcomes to providers and, consequently, their patients. That includes in rural communities, where access to quality allergy care is needed more than ever.

How allergy care remains both accessible and essential during COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the entire country. Its effects have been uniquely felt in the healthcare industry, as providers reshape how they see patients and as Americans grow increasingly aware of their daily symptoms: is that lingering cough caused by a cold, the flu, or something worse? 

These are difficult times for many, and that includes the tens of millions that suffer from allergies. For them, a better understanding of their symptoms--and long-term relief from those symptoms--can provide an improved quality of life. What often stands in the way is access to care, and how that access can fit within the new normal that we are all adapting to.

United Allergy Services is proud to increase access to allergy care that is safe, effective, and adaptive to life in 2020 and beyond. UAS was recently featured in an SFGate article from last month, titled "Treat Your Allergy Symptoms from Home and Avoid COVID-19 Fears." The article notes the value our model of treatment offers to patients:

"The good news? These days, many allergies can be safely identified with minimal visits to healthcare providers and then treated from home. And that could provide better relief from your symptoms as well as greater peace of mind."

Thankfully, United Allergy Services (UAS) offers allergy testing and immunotherapy treatment in a safe, convenient way. By working through your general provider to develop a treatment protocol that can be self-administered, relief for allergy sufferers can happen with minimal visits to the provider's office or pharmacy. In fact, after the initial allergy test, which is administered in the general provider’s office, patients can undergo the majority of their treatment from the safety of their own homes.

UAS works with primary care providers to offer in-office allergy testing, and our model of allergy treatment allows for patients to self-administer in the safety and convenience of their home, either through the use of allergy shots or our proprietary brand of allergy drops, Allergy Allay Drops.

"If you’re struggling with the misery that can result from seasonal allergies, you’re far from alone. According to the CDC, more than 50 million Americans are now dealing with some kind of allergy, making such afflictions the sixth most prevalent cause of chronic illness in the country. And with symptoms that can be mistaken for the novel coronavirus, seasonal allergies could be causing even more stress and anxiety for sufferers."

David Boone on at-home allergy shots as potential long-term relief from "cedar fever"

Winter doesn't spell relief for all allergy sufferers -- especially in Texas and parts of other nearby states, where the colder weather signals the beginning of mountain cedar season.

Cedar is one of the most severe allergens in areas where it is found. While locals will recognize the heavy, amber-colored pollen, it's allergy sufferers who will be more aware of its presence, often referring to its effects as "cedar fever".

In a recent story on the annual return of cedar fever, Robbie Owens of CBS-DFW spoke with a local provider and patient who have seen first-hand the benefits of our at-home immunotherapy treatment. Those benefits include an improved quality of life and a treatment plan that fits into their lifestyle better.

According to UAS provider, Margaret Holland, M.D. of Baylor Scott & White Family Medicine: “When a patient comes to me and they’re having daily allergy symptoms, something where they’re taking allergy medicine every day of the year, that’s when I recommend our allergy testing."

"10 months out of the year felt like I had a bad cold, felt really sick; coughing, sinus headaches; the whole thing," says patient Deborah Romine of Fort Worth, who's featured in the story. "It's very convenient, very simple... “I feel better... People don’t get up and move away from me in restaurants because I’m coughing and blowing my nose! I wanted to wear a t-shirt that said, ‘I’m really not sick, it’s allergies’.​”

United Allergy Services CEO David Boone is also featured in the story, going into more detail about our services and how we're helping allergy sufferers find long-term relief from their allergies. We encourage you to watch the video below and click on this link to read the story in full:



David Boone speaks with MD Magazine about bridging the gap in allergy care

What can primary care providers and companies like United Allergy Services do to address the allergy epidemic in this country? UAS's Chief Executive Officer, David Boone, recently discussed that and more in an interview with MD Magazine.

"It's a lifestyle issue, it's a productivity issue, it's a health issue that leads to a lot of bad complications," Boone said in an interview at the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting.

You can watch the interview below!

United Allergy Services' Hugh Spires on providing counsel in a time of growth and innovation

United Allergy Services' General Counsel and Vice President, Hugh Spires, recently spoke with Vanguard Law Magazine about the work we and the providers we work with are doing to improve lives, as well as the role he's played in helping UAS push new boundaries in allergy care. You can currently read the article by clicking here.

The article begins by noting our model, which looks to help primary care providers address the gap in allergy care around the United States:

"As Spires notes, more than 60 million Americans suffer from allergies—be they the result of food, animals, drugs, the environment or numerous other factors—and allowing people to receive treatment through their family doctor is more convenient and less costly. The company’s protocol is also safe enough to be administered at home, so patients don’t have to go to an allergist’s office every week. Because of this convenience, Spires notes, UAS patients complete treatment at a significantly higher rate than the national average, and they also have a significantly lower risk of an adverse reaction than if they received treatment from an allergist."

One area of growth that Spires and the article reference is a point of great excitement at UAS: Allergy Allay Drops, our company's imminent foray into providing sublingual immunotherapy drops. These orally administered drops, still in the pilot test phase as of mid-November, will offer a needle-free alternative to our core service line of subcutaneous immunotherapy (allergy shots), allowing UAS and our providers to impact the lives of more allergy sufferers than ever. Of course, launching a new product line in the healthcare space requires a variety of considerations, including legal ones.

"To ease fears around needles—and to accommodate patients with hectic schedules—the company has developed a proprietary formula for sub-lingual immunotherapy, or SLIT, in which drops are placed under a patient’s tongue. Because these would be among the first branded allergy therapy drops for humans, Spires is immersed in branding and copyright law, while establishing relationships with pilot clinics and working to trademark the name Allergy Allay Drops."

As a member of our leadership team since 2016, Spires has been pivotal in providing legal direction while providing his daily guidance in all other matters to affect our company. We are proud of the work he does as our General Counsel and happy to see that effort highlighted by Vanguard.

United Allergy Services C.E.O. talks about redefining the allergy care industry

United Allergy Services' Chief Executive Officer David Boone recently wrote an article for D CEO Healthcare about the vital role that primary care providers can play in addressing the nationwide gap in allergy care.

Boone addresses the limitations in how the healthcare industry has traditionally treated allergy sufferers -- most of whom, as he points out, turn to over-the-counter medications that "provide only symptomatic relief."

Those who do seek out long-term help through allergen immunotherapy have typically needed to visit specialists, which poses its own problems. Boone highlights the scarcity of allergists around the country, especially in small towns. He adds that the amount of time and office visits required make this option prohibitively inconvenient for many allergy sufferers. With environmental changes extending allergy seasons, all signs point to seasonal allergies only growing as a national health issue in the years to come.

"As more people fall victim to seasonal allergies and other disorders brought on by environmental variables like warmer climates, the healthcare industry must do what it can to keep up with the growing demand for high-quality, convenient care," Boone says.

Fortunately, general practitioners can help. By working with ancillary companies like UAS, they're able to increase access to quality care to their allergy-suffering population. Patients benefit by remaining under the care of their primary care provider and from a treatment method that allows them to self-administer, safely, in the convenience of their own home. As Boone later states, maintaining continuity of care under the primary care provider is something that benefits all parties.

"The fact is, allergy care is primary care," he says. "Access through general practitioners is especially needed in small towns where specialists are often scarce. Within primary care practices, better accessibility will help exponentially more allergy sufferers than can be handled by relatively few specialists. And expanded ancillary services can have a significant impact on the financial health of a primary care doctor’s practice."

To read the entire D CEO Healthcare article, click here.

Press Release: Nation's Largest Allergy Care Provider Celebrates 10 years

San Antonio-based United Allergy Services continues to serve and expand.

SAN ANTONIO (October, 2019) – Since its founding in 2009, United Allergy Services has grown into the leading allergy diagnostic and immunotherapy services provider in the nation. Headquartered in San Antonio, the company has more patients currently on its protocol than any other allergy service provider. Over the past decade, UAS has provided allergy testing to more than 525,000 patients, nearly 350,000 of whom went on to treatment.

“We’re all so honored to have been able to provide life-changing treatment to allergy sufferers for as long as we have,” said Dr. Frederick Schaffer, UAS Chief Medical Officer. “With 10 years under our belt, we’re proud to be the leading organization in allergy testing and at-home allergy immunotherapy nationwide. We can’t wait to further expand our services and bring lifelong relief into even more homes.”

UAS offers patients a proprietary approach that effectively addresses the root causes of allergies instead of just the symptoms. Initial patient testing is easily conducted with a primary care physician, after which UAS helps create a provider-recommended protocol. Immunotherapy decreases a patient’s sensitivity to allergens by building tolerance in their immune system through gradual exposure over several months or years. Protocols are designed with consideration for each patient’s needs and can be conveniently administered at home.

At-home treatment has proved to be a main component in our continued growth and success in providing positive, long-lasting results. Patients complete our immunotherapy protocols at a significantly higher rate than the national average. Furthermore, patients who use our dedicated app, myAllergyPal, see an additional 36 percent increase in completion over those who do not.

More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies and asthma every year, and UAS is working to provide convenient, comfortable testing and immunotherapy to as many as possible. With certified allergy specialists in over 500 locations across the United States, UAS has built relationships with nearly 3,000 practitioners and provided 33 million doses to patients, more than 80 percent of which were administered at home. UAS also provides practices with personnel, supplies, equipment, and marketing and patient materials needed for an integrated allergy center to function smoothly and efficiently.

“We owe our success at United Allergy Services to the compassion and vision of our employees and the physicians who use our services,” said CEO David Boone. “Those who are on the ground changing people’s lives are the true driving force of our company. And to the patients who have entrusted us with your care over the past 10 years, thank you for putting your health and comfort in our hands.”

United Allergy Services names new Vice President of Strategic Growth

United Allergy Services has announced the hiring of David Cheetham as the organization’s Vice President of Strategic Growth. Cheetham will drive the organization’s expansion efforts to provide allergy diagnostics and long-term relief in a growing number of markets moving forward.

A leader with proven results, Cheetham is a healthcare distribution executive with over 20 years of experience improving supply and access throughout the industry, from large companies to startups. Prior to joining the team at UAS, David was the President & General Manager of the Manufacturer Services division of AmerisourceBergen Corporation before he co-founded Sonexus Health, LLC. He went on to navigate a successful acquisition transition to Cardinal Health Corporation and subsequently ran the Specialty Pharmaceutical Services Division.

“Adding a seasoned expert like David to our team will allow us to keep expanding our reach as an organization,” said David Boone, CEO of United Allergy Services. “Thanks to his valuable and proven skill set, we look forward to providing long-term allergy relief to more people than ever in the coming years.”

Starting on the United Allergy Services team as a consultant in January 2019, Cheetham advised departments including operations, procurement and supply chain management, and payer relations. He currently manages UAS’ strategic growth, project management, implementation, and marketing teams, with an emphasis on strategic and sustainable growth through diversification.

As Vice President of Strategic Growth, Cheetham will oversee United Allergy Services’ expansion into new markets, physicians’ offices, and product lines.

“I’m honored to be a part of the team at United Allergy Services for this new stage in my career,” Cheetham said. “We’re leading the industry in helping allergy sufferers nationwide get the treatment they need. This organization has huge potential to expand its reach in the coming years, and I think we can do just that.”

Back to School is the time to get tested before Fall Allergy Season begins

As Americans return to work and school from summer vacation, the fall allergy season will begin to impact many of the nearly 50 million allergy sufferers across the country. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Americans lost more than 6 million work and school days in 2018, costing about $18 billion. While this is a busy time for many, we recommend that those suffering take control of their allergy symptoms by getting tested before symptoms are present.

A key step in understanding what triggers your symptoms is with an allergy test. Through a series of gentle skin pricks, a patient’s skin is exposed to geographically specific seasonal and perennial allergens plus common indoor allergy triggers. Evaluation of the skin’s reaction identifies the allergens to target for each individual.

“For almost any medical condition, early detection often yields the best results. Allergies should be treated no differently,” said Dr. Frederick M. Schaffer, chief medical officer of United Allergy Services. “As allergy sufferers know, a rise in allergy symptoms typically coincides with an increase in medication use. Because the presence of antihistamines can impact the accuracy of test results, we try to encourage people to get tested before their allergy triggers are in the air.”

While allergic triggers vary between regions and patients, the most common cause this time of year is ragweed, a common allergen that can travel for hundreds of miles and has a pollination season that continues to lengthen.

Once test results are analyzed, a patient has several options for treatment. The most effective option is immunotherapy, with up to 85% seeing improvement through the course of treatment. Through treatments like ours, patients can undergo immunotherapy at home while under the care of a general practitioner, taking control of their allergies and working towards long-term relief from their symptoms. While we recommend at least three years of treatment for patients to experience long-term results, many experience some symptom relief after the first 12 months, which could be good news for when fall allergy season comes around next year.



CDC, Gateway to Health Communication and Social Marketing Practice, Allergies, 2018
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Fall Allergy Capitals report, 2018
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Climate Change Indicators: Ragweed Pollen Season, 2016
“Allergen-specific immunotherapy provides immediate, long-term and preventive clinical effects in children and adults,” Jacobsen et al. Clinical and Translational Allergy, 2012

MySA story highlights United Allergy Services' role in the allergy space

In July, United Allergy Services was featured in a story on The first section of the article, titled "How immunotherapy is changing lives for people with allergies", looks at the allergy epidemic in America:

"Allergies pose a genuine health risk beyond stuffy noses and itchy, watery eyes. Those with intense allergic symptoms find their quality of life drastically affected, leading to missed school and work days, or even emergency room visits. Severe allergy sufferers may experience intense congestion, sneezing, hives or eczema, plus difficulty breathing. Of the 26 million Americans who suffer from asthma, around 60% have allergic asthma, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, meaning that the serious, life-threatening respiratory distress of asthma is triggered by allergic reactions to pollen and other substances."

The article goes on to explain the history of allergen immunotherapy and how it can still play a role in bridging the gap in allergy care:

"More than a century later, only 20% of allergy sufferers see an allergy specialist. And those that do must stick to a regimented schedule of frequent in-office visits for treatment for it to be effective. Now, innovation in allergy immunotherapy means patients can be tested by their general practitioner instead of seeking out a specialist, and then conduct their own treatment at home. That makes it more convenient to not only seek treatment but also stay committed to the immunotherapy protocol as it helps their bodies build up resistance to the allergens that impact their lives. At-home immunotherapy allows allergy sufferers to treat themselves over time."

The piece closes with a look at the efficacy of UAS's treatment program, including a quote from one patient whose quality of life has benefited from immunotherapy:

"Tiffany Conner of North Carolina says, 'I have lived with allergies my entire life and now I have almost no symptoms. Going through at-home immunotherapy treatment was the best decision I could have made.'"

You can read the entire story at

United Allergy Services launches mobile healthcare app to encourage patient medication adherence.

‘myAllergyPal’ Allows Patients Undergoing Immunotherapy Treatment to Track Symptoms, Medication and Medical Appointments

SAN ANTONIO, March 6, 2014 – United Allergy Services (UAS), a leading healthcare services company that enables family physicians, pediatricians and health systems to deliver safe and effective allergy testing and customized immunotherapy services, today announced myAllergyPal, an innovative mobile application that enables patients to track home-based immunotherapy treatment progress.

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Becky Wilcox | People on the Move

Becky Wilcox, Chief Human Resources Officer


Date added: February 10, 2014
Submission Type: Promotion
Current employer: United Allergy Services
Current title/position: Chief Human Resources Officer
Industry: Health Care
Position level: C-Level
Previous position: Director of Human Capital
Duties/responsibilities:Becky Wilcox led the Human Resources and Talent Acquisition teams and recently integrated these teams with Training and Organizational Development to form Human Capital. She built a team that supports growing HR and Talent needs through programs designed to recruit, retain and engage employees.


February 10, 2014

UAS WAO Abstract Published Online

Congratulations to Frederick M. Schaffer, M.D., CMO; Larry Garner, allergy consultant; and Andrew Naples, clinical research coordinator; on the recent publication of The Safety of the United Allergy Services Immunotherapy Protocol. The abstract was published online in a supplement to the World Allergy Organization (WAO) Journal on February 3, 2014.

Click the link to access the publication:

The data was presented at the WAO Annual Symposium on Immunotherapy and Biologics in Chicago. The team earned Top Abstract Award by the WAO and was honored at the symposium in December.

United Allergy Services streamlines HR and recruitment: solution eases document management for UAS

Founded in 2009, United Allergy Services (UAS) provides effective allergy testing and immunotherapy to the healthcare systems and professionals that treat patients with seasonal and perennial allergies.

Employing over 800 people, the service line features an in-office Allergy Centre, staffing and training, on-going education for the physician and staff, technology services, reimbursement assistance, quality assurance and regulatory compliance, and supply and inventory management.

UAS has effectively expanded access to allergy testing and treatment to the more than 60 million US residents suffering from allergies.

As a rapidly growing company, the human resources team at UAS was struggling with the burgeoning employee records it was required to manage.

“We were keeping our HR and recruitment records in paper files, making any reporting or searching of data lengthy and inefficient,” says Peter Gerard, VP of Human Resources at UAS.

“We needed a system which could help manage our human capital and recruitment processes efficiently and quickly.”

On top of this was the need to manage its healthcare training programs.

“The healthcare market is suffering from a shortage of licensed and trained professionals,” Gerard says. “As a multi-state enterprise, working with some of the largest healthcare systems in the country, UAS is capable of bringing hundreds of certified, trained professionals to the market and we needed a system which could enable us to track our work in this area.”

Gerard was also keen to find a solution that would integrate with and other current systems in use by UAS. Fairsail won the selection process, built on the platform and fully compatible with its existing technology.

After the initial consultation with Fairsail, UAS selected the two modules that would help them address the business challenges they faced.

“Fairsail had some great features to offer which we knew would provide a solution to the challenges we were facing,” says Gerard. “This, along with its ability to plug directly into the environment made it the clear choice for us.”

The module selected by UAS was Fairsail Recruit because of its ability to integrate and audit the entire process of recruitment, which for a rapidly growing organization like UAS was essential.

It offers a robust recruitment and selection process, managing all processes from specifying job requirements to making a job offer. Criteria such as skills, competencies and qualifications can easily be added to the process helping users identify the best candidates.

Furthermore, its integration with social media and job boards means vacancies can now be shared to wider talent pools without any additional effort.

UAS also opted for a second Fairsail module, Human Capital Management (HCM), to bring together processes such as performance ratings, job descriptions and development plans in a single portal.

It allows managers to track and interact with employees to work on career paths and strategic planning through its HR management portal, and brings together an entire workforce via its collaboration portal.

“Our HR team saw a difference immediately,” Gerard says. “It enabled us to electronically process candidate applications in a system which is easy to track.

“Fairsail Recruit has made the process of finding and assessing applicants much easier, allowing us to search by applicant and vacancies online and automate the hiring and on-boarding process.

“On the Human Capital Management side of the program, Fairsail has the ability to save employee data and run useful reports which allow managers to track employee development and engagement.”

With HR now freed up from the lengthy paperwork of the old system, the team is able to focus on how it can best support business growth plans for the future – turning HR from an administrative function to a strategic one.

“We now have better reporting and more robust data to help us focus on the strategic priorities for HR going forward. Fairsail has saved us money and man-hours by automating emails, steps and processes meaning we now have a faster and more efficient reporting program.”

As UAS continues to grow, Fairsail is growing alongside it to rapidly develop the product to capture and report even more data. Since implementing the new system, UAS has requested upgrades or new features on a fairly consistent basis, challenging Fairsail to meet the requirements of a large and growing business.


Posted by Ben Rossi
January 15, 2014

Fairsail Streamlines Human Resources and Recruitment Processes for United Allergy Services

Reading, UK 1 Oct 2013 – Fairsail, the leader in Global Workforce Collaboration, today announced United Allergy Services (UAS), a leading healthcare services company empowering doctor and health systems to deliver safe and effective allergy testing and immunotherapy services, has selected it to streamline and manage its human resource, human capital management and recruitment processes, bringing together its global team on a single platform.

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AccessMD Urgent Care Teams with United Allergy Services to Expand Allergy Care Offerings

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 4, 2013/ -- AccessMD Urgent Care (which also operates as Hometown Urgent Care) today announced that it has partnered with United Allergy Services® (UAS), a leading healthcare services company empowering family physicians and health systems to deliver safe and effective allergy testing and customized immunotherapy, to expand access to comprehensive allergy treatment in its clinics throughout the Midwest. With 23 urgent care facilities, AccessMD Urgent Care provides full service care for minor illnesses, fractures, lacerations, burns and other non-life-threatening conditions at its clinics throughout the region.

In addition to providing customary urgent care services, AccessMD Urgent Care delivers on-site X-rays, labs, EKGs and prescriptions to its patients, as well as robust sports and work injury programs for employers. Recognizing the increasing need for urgent and primary care providers to manage overall patient health and care coordination, as well as the growing demand for allergy services, AccessMD Urgent Care chose to partner with UAS for its innovative approach to preventing and managing allergic rhinitis and asthma. UAS' complete service line features an in-office Allergy Center, staffing and training for the provision of allergen immunotherapy, the only treatment proven to address the underlying cause of allergic disease and prevent its progression.

"We are committed to increasing and enhancing our services to meet patient needs and to continuously improve patient care at all of our facilities," said Thomas Watson, CEO of AccessMD Urgent Care. "We are thrilled to partner with UAS, a company with a proven track record and leadership in allergy care, to offer testing and therapy that goes beyond simply masking symptoms to best addressing the root of patients' allergic conditions, while providing the ease of walk-in care."

Implementation of UAS-supported allergy services will begin at eight AccessMD Urgent Care clinics this month in advance of the fall allergy season. The clinics, which include locations in Springfield, Sidney, Springboro, Hilliard, Delaware, Youngstown, Wooster and Milford, Ohio, were selected for the high prevalence of allergy care needs among the patient communities they serve, with plans to increase services at other sites in the future.

"AccessMD Urgent Care is an excellent example of an urgent care provider that anticipates and adapts to patient need," said Nicolas Hollis, president and CEO of UAS. "United Allergy Services is excited to begin our relationship with this important community healthcare provider, and shares in AccessMD Urgent Care's mission to increase patients' access to the treatment options they need to ensure and maintain their health."

AccessMD Urgent Care and UAS hope to complete the implementation of allergy services at the remainder of AccessMD's facilities within the next year.

About AccessMD Urgent Care

AccessMD Urgent Care, which also operates as Hometown Urgent Care, is the largest urgent care provider in the Midwest with clinics in Dayton, Cincinnati, Columbus, Northern Ohio and Michigan. Experienced physicians and staff provide the compassion and quality care patients deserve to start feeling better fast. AccessMD is a full service urgent care center with on-site X-rays, labs, EKGs and prescriptions. Comprehensive care includes treatment for all minor illnesses, such as colds, the flu, coughs, infections, sports and work injuries, minor fractures, lacerations, minor burns, and many other non-life-threatening illnesses. All major insurances are accepted, and affordable self-pay rates are available. Visit for more information.

About United Allergy Services

United Allergy Services® (UAS) brings effective and convenient allergy testing and immunotherapy to primary care physicians; pulmonologists; ENT physicians; pediatricians; internal medicine physicians; and healthcare systems that treat the vast majority of patients with seasonal and perennial allergies. UAS' complete service line features in-office UAS Certified Clinical Allergy Specialist staffing and training; quality assurance and regulatory compliance; and supply and inventory management. By empowering physicians to safely administer allergy testing and immunotherapy treatment, UAS has effectively expanded access to immunotherapy to more than 60 million U.S. residents currently suffering from seasonal and perennial allergies.

Kenneth Burdick Named Executive Vice Chairman of United Allergy Services Board of Directors

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – August 28, 2013 – United Allergy Services(UAS)™, the leading healthcare services company empowering physicians and health systems to deliver safe and effective allergy testing and customized immunotherapy services, today announced that Kenneth Burdick has accepted the role of Executive Vice Chairman of the UAS Board of Directors.

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United Allergy gets big booster shot from private-equity firm Serent Capital

Private-equity firm Serent Capital has acquired an ownership stake in United Allergy Services (UAS).

That deal is expected to give San Antonio-based UAS more financial muscle, a greater diversity of operational expertise and an ability to pursue more growth opportunities nationally.

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United Allergy Services Joins the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Corporate Partner Program

San Antonio, Texas — February 17, 2012 — United Allergy Services (UAS)™, the leading health care services company empowering physicians and health systems to deliver safe and effective allergy testing and customized immunotherapy services to patients, has joined the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Foundation Corporate Partner Program.

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United Allergy Services Announces Company Rebrand

San Antonio, TX— February 14, 2012United Allergy Services (UAS)™, formerly known as United Allergy Labs™, today announced the company’s new name to better reflect its service role in the delivery of allergy testing and immunotherapy. United Allergy Services is the principal healthcare services company empowering physicians and health systems to deliver safe and effective allergy testing and customized immunotherapy services to patients.

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LAFP Welcomes New Partner – United Allergy Labs

United Allergy Labs (UAL) attended the Annual Assembly & Exhibition for the first time in August. UAL specializes in providing fully-staffed and operational allergy services inside physicians’ offices. “We enjoyed meeting the LAFP physicians at the trade show and telling them about our allergy service line,” says Russ Kendrick, UAL regional sales manager. “The physicians were engaged and understood our business premise that assists them to offer allergy testing and immunotherapy in their practice.”

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