Tired of struggling with the debilitating effects of allergies or asthma, or feeling helpless while a child or family member suffers?Help is on the way.
Allergies are more common than you might think; in fact, the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology estimates that as many as one in five people have allergies.
Dallas residents trust allergist Barbara Stark Baxter for relief from painful, irritating symptoms. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Baxter has kept her patients' allergies under control and helped them enjoy a better quality of life.
Allergies — which are reactions of the immune system to certain substances — manifest themselves in many different forms. Dust, mold, foods and drugs can all trigger symptoms that range from mildly annoying to life-threatening. An allergy can affect the eyes, ears, nose, throat, mouth, lungs, skin, gastrointestinal organs or, more rarely, the entire body.
In many cases, those affected cannot pinpoint the causes of their allergic reactions. Allergists are specially trained to identify the substance(s) causing symptoms and put together a treatment plan to provide relief and prevent future reactions.
Areas of Professional Expertise
Dr. Baxter is double board-certified by the American Board of Allergy & Immunology and the American Board of Internal Medicine. She provides testing, diagnosis and symptom treatment/management for the following conditions (please click the links below for more information):
Dr. Baxter is dedicated to delivering outstanding patient care. She understands that that the only way to provide a comprehensive analysis of her patients’ symptoms, diagnose their conditions properly and recommend effective treatment options is to spend quality time with them. Dr. Baxter never rushes patients through their appointments. Instead, she creates a welcoming environment in which patients feel free to discuss their ailments openly and honestly. This allows her to get to the root of the problem and suggest potential actions that patients can take to alleviate their symptoms.
Dallas Asthma Specialist
More than 25 million Americans suffer from asthma at various levels of severity. Asthma and allergies go hand-in-hand, as it is often allergies that trigger the wheezing, shortness of breath and coughing symptoms of asthma. That is why Dr. Baxter will typically begin treatment of asthma with an allergy test – the symptoms of asthma can be often prevented by avoidance or treatment of the allergy trigger. Other triggers of asthma include exercise, pulmonary disease, and sinusitis. Dr. Baxter creates personalized asthma treatments for each of her Dallas patients based on the symptoms and severity of their asthma.
Treating the Individual, Not Just the Individual Symptoms
Dr. Baxter recognizes that each individual has unique needs. What is considered an appropriate and effective treatment protocol for one patient may not necessarily work for another. With this in mind, Dr. Baxter offers multiple treatment options. She collaborates with each individual to establish which treatment options will have the most effective outcome, with the fewest side effects.
Improving the Future of Human Health
In addition to helping alleviate her patients’ allergy concerns, Dr. Baxter uses her extensive medical expertise to serve the greater good. To this end, Dr. Baxter performs clinical research with the goal of discovering innovative treatments for diseases such as diabetes and emphysema. In partnership with Discovery Clinical Trials, Dr. Baxter is currently participating in a number of active trials. Find out more about her clinical research.
Helping Patients Enjoy Healthier, Happier Lives
Dr. Baxter’s principal focus is her allergy, immunology and asthma practice. However, her passion for enhancing individuals’ overall health and wellbeing extends beyond those specialties. She is especially passionate about helping mitigate the obesity epidemic. That is why she offers personalized coaching and additional resources to assist patients in achieving a healthy, sustainable bodyweight. In addition, Dr. Baxter is certified in hypnotherapy, which is an effective tool in helping individuals accomplish a variety of wellness goals, including eating healthy and quitting smoking. Find out more about Dr. Baxter’s wellness philosophy.
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Baxter
If you seek to alleviate your allergy symptoms and improve your quality of life, Dr. Baxter invites you to meet with her to discuss your health and wellness concerns. To schedule an appointment, please contact her office by calling (214) 363-8653.