Welcome to Our Practice

Allergy & Asthma Center of Tuscaloosa

Allergy & Asthma Center of Tuscaloosa is the allergy and asthma practice of Dr. John Dishuck, Dr. Shouling Zhang, and Nicole Falls, CRNP in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Our providers 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:

Our providers aim to use their 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, our providers use 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 this is a specialty clinic, we restrict the practice to allergies, asthma, sinus and immune diseases. However, we also work closely with other quality physicians whenever appropriate.

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Meet Your Providers

  • Dr.
    Shouling Zhang
    MD

    Dr. Shouling Zhang is a board-certified pediatrician with specialty training in allergy. She received her medical degree at Stony Brook University School of Medicine and completed her residency in pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center. She earned her fellowship in allergy and immunology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. 

    She is passionate about allergy and has special interests in food allergy, allergic rhinitis, and childhood atopy. She has previously presented her research at multiple national meetings and has published papers in allergy and immunology. She is excited to join Allergy and Asthma Center of Tuscaloosa and looks forward to meeting the community. 

    Some of her hobbies include travel, nature, trying new cuisines, and exploring Tuscaloosa with her husband who is an assistant professor at the University of Alabama. She looks forward to meeting you soon!

  • Dr.
    John Dishuck
    MD

    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 and completed training in Pediatrics at the same institution where he was honored to serve as chief resident.

    While in training, he was concerned by the number of children requiring repeated hospitalizations for asthma and prompted him to seek further training in Allergies, Asthma, and Immunology. He completed his Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, one of the most renowned centers in the world for the study and treatment of this specialty. Dr. Dishuck loved being involved in research during his residency and fellowship. 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 their first grandchild arrived 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 as 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 while 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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  • Nicole Falls
    CRNP

    Nicole Falls, CRNP, is a Family Nurse Practitioner board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is in a collaborative practice with Dr. John F. Dishuck. Nicole was born in Tuscaloosa, AL and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama in 2009. Before becoming a Nurse Practitioner, she had 10 years of nursing experience and received specialized training in multiple areas including: medical surgical, intensive care, labor and delivery, mental health and post-anesthesia care unit. Nicole earned her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama in 2019. 

    She joined Allergy Asthma and Sinus Center of Tuscaloosa in December 2021. Nicole is excited to serve her community and establish a trusting relationship with each of her patients. She is passionate about educating her patients on their diagnosis and giving them the knowledge to maintain a healthy and happy lifestyle. Nicole enjoys spending time with her fiancé, Eric, and their three children. She enjoys traveling, home projects and watching their kids play sports.

Testimonial

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

    - CHRIS FITZSIMMONS

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