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Allergy & Asthma Center of Tuscaloosa

Allergy & Asthma Center of Tuscaloosa is the allergy and asthma practice of Dr. John Dishuck and Dr. Steven G. Helm in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Dr. Dishuck and Dr. Helm specialize in asthma diagnosis and treatment, allergy diagnosis and treatment, non-surgical diagnosis and treatment, and sinus disease. Appointments are available in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

An allergist is a physician trained to diagnose, treat, and manage asthma and allergies, whether they are related to or caused by foods, environmental factors (such as pollen), drugs, or topical substances. Conditions that an allergist commonly treats include the following:

  • Allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
  • Asthma
  • Dermatitis/eczema
  • Food allergies
  • Hives
  • Sinusitis

Practice Philosophy:

Dr. Dishuck aims to use his years of experience to deliver personalized quality healthcare at affordable prices to all patients. The goal is to treat every patient as one of the family. This starts with listening.

Because time and money are a concern for every American, it is important to deliver such care in an efficient manner. To that end, Dr. Dishuck uses the most appropriate approaches and the most cost-effective medicines in treatment. Wherever possible, more natural, non-medicinal approaches may be taken. In all cases, every effort is made to utilize proven and cutting-edge treatments for all conditions.

Because Dr. Dishuck is a specialist, he restricts the practice to allergies, asthma, sinus and immune diseases. However, he also works closely with other quality physicians whenever appropriate.

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Meet Your Doctors

  • Dr.
    John Dishuck

    Dr. John Dishuck grew up in Tuscaloosa. He entered Birmingham Southern College at the age of 16 intending to follow his parents into law. However, his interest in the sciences led him to biology. He completed his undergraduate degree in biology in three and a half years and was immediately accepted into medical school.

    Desiring a career serving others, Dr. Dishuck entered medical school at the University of South Alabama, then completed training in Pediatrics at the same institution and was honored to serve as chief resident. 

    While in training he was concerned by the number of children requiring repeated hospilizations for asthma. This prompted him to seek further training in Allergies, Asthma, and Immunology. He completed a Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, one of the most renowned centers for the study and treatment of asthma, allergic and respiratory diseases in the world.

    Dr. Dishuck was involved in research, which he loved while in residency and fellowship. However, he and his wife Laura decided to return to his hometown to raise their children close to their families. Laura teaches at RISE Center. They have 4 adult children, 2 dogs, and are expecting their first grandchild in the spring of 2022. 

    He has practiced in Tuscaloosa for 30 years with special emphasis in the treatment of asthma, sinus disease, allergic rhinitis, eczema, and chronic hives. Year after year he has been honored to have been chosen by other doctors as a Top Doctor, the doctor they choose to care for their families. 

    Dr. Dishuck is an avid cyclist, sailor, and cook. Over the past 30 years he has enjoyed countless weeks providing free care in poor communities in Brazil, Honduras, and Peru. 

    His primary goal is to improve the quality of life of others, providing the best possible care in a cost-effective manner. He believes a thorough history and good communication with the patient is the most important and often overlooked component of good health care. 'A good day is a day when you can help someone else.' 

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  • Dr.
    Steven G. Helm

    Dr. Helm is now retired after serving the Tuscaloosa area for 30 years. He is a native of Texas who graduated from the University of Texas with  a degree in Chemical Enginering. He obtained his M.D. degree at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and did his Residncy at Kansas University Medical Center. His training in Allergy and Immunology was done at the MedicalCollege of Georgia in Augusta.

    He is boarded in both Allergy and Immunology and Pediatrics and treats both children and adults of all ages. He has served as President of the Northport DCH MedicalStaff, an officer of the Tuscaloosa County Medical Society, Chairman of the Tuscaloosa County Health Department, and President of the Alabama Society of Allergy and Immunology. 

    Dr. Helm has been named to 'America's Top Physicians' and 'Top Allergist-Immunologist' on several occasions.

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    "Visiting with Allergy & Asthma Center of Tuscaloosa, P.C. has been a breath of fresh air."


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