CONDITIONS & PROCEDURES

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An Allergist / Immunologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of allergic and immunologic conditions, asthma and other allergic reactions.

A Pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of chest (pulmonary) conditions.

Allergy and Immunology

– Allergic reactions and symptoms related to:
– Environmental Allergies

  • — Hay Fever (Allergic Rhinitis)
  • — Sinusitis
  • — Asthma
    • * Screening
    • * Allergic
    • * Pregnancy Induced
    • * Exercise Induced
  • — Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
  • — Hives (Urticaria)
  • — Contact Dermatitis
  • — Angioedema (swelling)

– Drug Allergy
– Eye Allergy
– Honey bee and other insect Sting Allergy
– Anaphylaxis
– Immune Deficiency Disorders

– Bronchitis
– Pneumonia
– COPD
– Chronic Cough

WHAT PROCEDURES HAS DR. GIBBON PERFORMED?

– Asthma screen and Treatment
– Pulmonary Function Testing
– Allergy Skin Testing for food and environmental allergies
– Patch test for contact dermatitis
– Immunotherapy
– Insect Sting Allergy tests
– Rhinoscopy

Allergy Testing

Allergy testing can determine which triggers (allergens) make someone’s immune system overreact. Allergy skin tests, blood tests, lung function tests or challenge tests may help diagnose the cause of chronic cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, rashes, food allergies and severe reactions to insect stings.

TESTIMONIAL REVIEWS

  •   My wife has suffered from allergies virtually her entire adult life. At 75, she has seen several allergists to monitor the protocol for best possible mitigation. Based on a not so favorable experience with her last allergist, we asked our primary care doctor for a referral. Dr Gibbon was her choice.
    Yesterday, after making an appointment, speaking with Denise, to come into his office for a consult, in this scary Covid era, we did so. The office was set up to provide a safe environment. Edith, Dr Gibbons assistant, was caring and efficient, doing temperature checks for both me and my wife. She went over the history, checked vitals, etc.
    Then Dr. Gibbon came in. He immediately provided an aura of competence and friendliness, while dressed in his protective gear, mask shield etc. He spent a great deal of time reviewing all of the history, carefully going over current symptoms and medications. He is a great listener and after a lengthy interview, he performed the most complete physical check that we can remember being done by any previous allergist. We were relieved that lung function was perfect and left sure that we had come to the right place and will return periodically for checkups in the future.

    thumb Allan B.
    6/17/2020

      I wanted to become a new patient of Dr. Gibbon because I need to switch allergist.  Because I receive Xolair shots, he refused to see me because of the paperwork and time involved in getting approval for his office to administer the shots.  Even when I told his receptionist that I was willing to wait for the approvals, they still refused to see me.  I don't understand his position on treating me, unless he is more loyal to a fellow doctor, than he is for a new patient well being.

    thumb Paul D.
    1/08/2020

      I came in for a general allergy test and could not have been more happy with the care from Dr. Gibbon. He made me feel extremely comfortable, was incredibly informative, and spent so much time talking with me about my issues. He provided care that I've never experienced with any doctor and would highly recommend!

    thumb Mona F.
    6/27/2019
  •   Dr. Gibbon cares for you as if you're a family member-- a very rare trait in physicians these days.  He is genuinely caring, patient, experienced and incredibly knowledgeable in his field.  I've come across him for a pesky viral infection I caught over the winter that left me with a stubborn asthmatic cough for months.  Dr. Gibbon treated me with utmost care and followed up continuously until I was a 100% well.  During this time, he was easily reached, available, and concerned.  He has also taken the time to educate me in many health aspects that were crucial in my treatment, and furthermore, in my family's overall health.  I am very thankful to have met Dr. Gibbon.

    thumb Aj A.
    6/19/2019

      I have worked for many physicians for over 50 years. Because they were the best of the best in their field, I know an excellent one when being treated myself. Dr. Gibbon is an excellent diagnostician as well as very caring and compassionate doctor.

    My experience as a patient with Dr. Gibbon was exceptional. He took all the time necessary to thoroughly consider my health status and worked with me to find the least invasive and least expensive tests to determine my illness. He took it upon himself to work with my insurance carrier to provide me the most cost effective medication. With a few tests and 2 visits, my problem was diagnosed and treated and now a few weeks later I am symptom/stress free being relieved to know my diagnosis was not the worst imagined.
    I am very impressed with Dr. Gibbon who specializes in Pulmonology and Allergies.
    Dianne C.

    thumb Dianne C.
    1/27/2019

      After going to two dermatologists to get the same misdiagnosis, I decided to see an allergist. So happy I did! Dr Gibbon is not only skilled and knowledgeable but actually cares too. He spent so much time with me and was determined to get to the bottom of what was causing my issue. And he did! I'm so much better and can't recommend him enough.

    thumb Jessica D.
    8/16/2018
  •   It was easy to make an appointment for allergy testing. The ladies at the front desk were friendly and informative.
    I had to go off of all antihistamines (Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec) and eye drops for the test, which was scary at first because I have really bad allergies to all kinds of things but I got through it for the week prior to the test.

    Dr. Gibbon listened carefully to all my health issues and addressed each concern with an amazing amount of knowledge.

    I was sure about some allergens that trigger me but as far as food allergies I was all mixed up! I was avoiding food that I wasn't allergic to and eating things that I had no idea was affecting me. Needless to say I have a minor shellfish and fruit allergy which is common but now I know!!!

    Thank you Dr. Gibbon for helping me!

    thumb Healthy F.
    11/13/2017

      Dr. Gibbon was patient, thorough, and genuinely interested in helping me find out what was wrong; in today's world of being rushed through doctor visits, I was really impressed by the care I received in his office.

    thumb Sj S.
    5/10/2016

      I love love Dr. Gibbon!

    I haven't had a doctor sit with me for this long and ask me this many questions (and be on time) since the day I was born. He is so kind, looks you in the eye, and truly cares about taking care of you. I am so happy I found him, one of the best physicians in Los Angeles!

    thumb Lahaina A.
    4/28/2015