Allergy & Immunology
The physicians at OLOL Physician Group Allergy and Immunology are experts at diagnosing and treating allergic conditions and diseases of the immune system. Our specialists also work with diagnoses, evaluation and management of diseases of the respiratory tract, as well as immune-deficiency diseases.
Our goal is provide patients with a diagnosis and treatment plan to improve their quality of life. The Allergy and Immunology physicians at Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group treat simple problems and complex conditions so don’t wait to get help.
Patients receive state-of-the-art care with comprehensive programs for the following conditions:
Allergic conjunctivitis (allergic eye disease)
Allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
Chronic Lung Disease
Chronic or Recurrent Sinusitis
Common food allergies
Home Mechanical Ventilation
Everyone is affected by allergens differently and some are more severe than others. Your allergist will determine which test is right for you. Allergy testing is performed with allergen extracts or vaccines that meet U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements to ensure the safety of their use.
Types of Allergy Tests:
Skin Test – A very small amount of allergens are put into your skin by making a small indentation on the surface of the skin. This is the most common type of allergy testing.
Challenge Tests – A very small amount of an allergen is inhaled or taken by mouth. This type of testing is supervised by an allergist and usually performed with potential food or medication allergies.
Blood Tests – Blood is drawn when skin tests are unsafe or will not work. This can happen if you have a skin condition or if you are taking certain medications.
Meet Our Providers
The doctors with Allergy and Immunology are board certified physicians who have completed specialty training in allergy and immunology.
Dr. Sandhya Mani is a Baton Rouge native. She is Board Certified in Allergy and Immunology as well as Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.
Get to know Dr. Mani:
If you are in need of an allergy and immunology specialist, make an appointment today by calling (225) 765-6834, or request an appointment using your MyChart account. If you are a new patient, please click here to download the new patient forms. Print, complete and bring with you on your first visit.