Allergy & Asthma at St. Francis

Frank Averill, MD, JD is board certified in pulmonology and completed a fellowship in Allergy & Immunology at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University. He has over 20 years experience in the research, diagnosis and treatment of allergy and asthma.

Allergy and Asthma Services at St. Francis:



Immunotherapy: Fighting Allergic Triggers

For allergy and asthma sufferers, environmental triggers bring on inflammatory reactions. With immunotherapy, we can often reduce the response to allergic triggers and modify the natural course of allergic disease and asthma. Through pulmonary function and allergy tests, we can accurately assess each patient’s needs and recommended course of treatment.
From the fabrics and materials in our homes, schools and offices, to the fabric of Mother Nature herself—and even to the foods we eat—allergies can strike out at us from often unexpected places to complicate our lives and interfere with daily living.

Allergic Rhinitis

Rhinitis, commonly referred to as hay fever, is another common condition brought on by allergic triggers. Affecting more than 15 percent of Americans— adults and children alike—rhinitis can be either seasonal or year-round (perennial). Rhinitis in conjunction with asthma can worsen asthma’s effects and complicate its management.


An estimated 14.6 million Americans suffer from asthma, a chronic respiratory disease characterized by inflammation of the airways which can cause shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing or chest tightness.

St. Francis: Your Allergy & Asthma Care Experts

With a Fellowship in Allergy & Immunology at the world renowned Johns Hopkins University Hospital, and as a widely published authority on topics relating to pulmonary and allergy studies, Dr. Averill is uniquely qualified to treat allergy and asthma patients at our state-of-the-art facility.

At St. Francis Sleep, Allergy & Lung Institute, our integrated approach to wellness uniquely equips us to provide patients 5 years of age and older with the best tools for breaking free from the constraints of allergy and asthma symptoms.

Allergy & Asthma Resource Center