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27800 Medical Center Road, Suite 244
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
675 Camino de Los Mares, Suite 420
San Clemente, CA 92673
15785 Laguna Canyon Road, Suite 100
Irvine, 92618
Fax: (949) 365-0117

MEET OUR PROVIDERS

Our board-certified, fellowship-trained specialists have over 60 years of combined experience and offer comprehensive care you can trust. To learn more about each of them. please click on their names or scroll down the page.

William E. Berger, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI

William E. Berger, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI, Mission Viejo, San Clemente, Irvine, CABoard-Certified: American Board of Pediatric and Adult Allergy & Immunology, American Board of Pediatrics
Fellow: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Fellowship: Adult & Pediatric Allergy & Clinical Immunology, National Jewish Hospital & Research Center, Denver, CO
Residency: Pediatrics, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Internship: Pediatrics, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
Clinical Professor: Department of Pediatrics – Division of Allergy & Immunology, University of California, Irvine, CA (1996 to present)
Adjunct Professor: Health Care Management, Graduate School of Management, University of California, Irvine, CA (1998 to present)
President: American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (2002 – 2003)
Member: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association of Certified Allergists, American Association for Clinical Immunology & Allergy, Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America

“I entered the field of medicine because I wanted to make a positive difference in the lives of others. I chose to specialize in allergy and immunology because allergies, asthma and other related conditions affect many millions of people of all ages in the US. Today, I offer my patients over 30 years of experience along with a commitment to exceptional patient care. I take the time to listen to my patients and explain their condition and any recommended treatment in simple, easy-to-understand terms.

“Throughout my career, my commitment to improving patient care has extended beyond my practice. I've conducted clinical research on allergy and asthma medications for more than 50 pharmaceutical companies and have published in numerous books, journals and abstracts. In addition, I am a clinical professor at the University of California, Irvine, where I get to train the doctors of tomorrow. Lastly, I am proud to have served as president and chairman for several professional medical organizations.”

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Warner W. Carr, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI

Warner W. Carr, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI, Mission Viejo, San Clemente, Irvine, CABoard-Certified: American Board of Pediatric and Adult Allergy & Immunology, American Board of Internal Medicine
Fellow: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Fellowship: Allergy & Immunology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
Residency: Internal Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX
MD: University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
Teaching Staff: Department of Allergy & Immunology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
Board of Governors: American Association of Certified Allergists (2007 to present)
Committee Member: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (2004 to present)
Member: Western Society of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; SIGMA XI Research Society; Alpha Omega Alpha
Military Service: Over 17 years of service in the US Army

“I decided to pursue a career in medicine, specifically the specialty of allergy and immunology, because the prospect of being able to make a positive impact on the lives of patients of all ages seemed very rewarding to me. My patients trust my care, and they know that they're important to me – while they’re in the office and after they go home. I ask every new patient, “ What is the number-one problem you would like me to solve?’ and I then create an individualized treatment plan that can provide them with lasting relief from their condition. One of the best compliments I’ve received is that so many of my patients refer their family members and friends to me.

“I have a genuine concern for the health and well-being of my patients and for people throughout the world. I've given my time and energy to many organizations and projects. I have traveled to other countries to provide medical care for the underprivileged and have participated in humanitarian efforts at the local, state and national level in the US.”

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Mark S. Sugar, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI

Mark S. Sugar, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI, Mission Viejo, San Clemente, Irvine, CABoard-Certified: American Board of Pediatric and Adult Allergy & Immunology, American Board of Pediatrics
Fellow: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Fellowship: Adult & Pediatric Allergy & Clinical Immunology, University of California School of Health Sciences, Los Angeles, CA
Residency: Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Northern California, Oakland, CA; Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Oakland, CA
Internship: Family Practice, San Bernardino County General Hospital, San Bernardino, CA
MD: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Former Captain: Medical Corps, United States Air Force
Associate Clinical Professor: Department of Medicine – Division of Allergy & Immunology, University of California, Irvine, CA (1986 to present)
Member: American Association for Clinical Immunology & Allergy, American Academy of Pediatrics, Joint Council of Allergy & Immunology, California Society of Allergy & Immunology (2009 president), Orange County Society of Allergy & Immunology, California Medical Association, Orange County Medical Association

“My interest in the field of allergy began in the early 1980s when the awakening field of immunology provided an understanding of the causes of many allergic diseases. I had previously had several years of training in family medicine and pediatrics in the US Air Force and in the US Public Health Services, but I wanted to enhance my knowledge of the exciting new field of immunology and allergy. I completed a fellowship in this specialty at UCLA in 1985 and opened an office in private practice in Orange County thereafter. I have been active in local and state allergy societies over the years and most recently have served as president of the California Society of Allergy and Immunology (2009). For 25 years I have been an associate clinical professor at UCI teaching residents and fellows in the department of allergy-immunology.

“My passion and inspiration have been practicing medicine and I continue to love the most important work I do, caring for patients of all ages with allergies and immune system disorders. My goals are always to understand my patients’ problems, find solutions to their often challenging allergic disorders and provide them with long-lasting relief of their symptoms so they can enjoy active, worry-free lives.”

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Christina Schwindt, MD, FAAAAI

Christina Schwindt, MD, Mission Viejo, San Clemente, Irvine, CA

Board-Certified: American Board of Pediatric and Adult Allergy & Immunology, American Board of Pediatrics
Fellow: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Fellowship Training: St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Residency: Pediatrics, St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
MD: St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
BSc: Biochemistry, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA
Member: American Academy of Pediatrics; American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; International Child Health; American Thoracic Society; American College of Sports Medicine; Orange County Society of Allergy & Immunology
Volunteer: Medical missions to St. Vincent and the Grenadines (developed asthma 27800 Medical Center Road, Suite 244 clinic and HIV/AIDS program)

“Asthma and allergies significantly impact the lives of those who suffer from them. Yet, with the right treatment, they can live healthy, active lives. I went into this field to make a difference in the lives of those who suffer from these disorders. The considerable impairment of these diseases to health and quality of life should not be discounted – and the expertise of an allergist can make all the difference.

“My dedication to improving patient care includes understanding the environmental factors that influence asthma and allergies. I am the Principal Investigator on many research projects, including from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and have published in numerous scientific journals.

“I am very understanding and patient. I recognize the importance of treating the person, not just the disease. People need to feel comfortable enough with their treatment plan and their physician to ask questions. The more a patient understands about their care, the happier and healthier they will be.”

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Faith Huang, MD

Dr. Faith Huang

Board-Certified: American Board of Pediatrics, American Board of Allergy & Immunology
Fellowship-Trained: Adult & Pediatric Allergy & Clinical Immunology, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
Residency:
Pediatrics, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
MD:
Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
Clinical Instructor:
Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

“I want to make a significant difference in the quality of life of those suffering from increasingly common diseases such as allergic rhinitis, food allergies, asthma and atopic dermatitis. I found that the study of allergy and immunology, from a scientific perspective, could directly translate into improving patients’ lives.
“I enjoy seeing patients and helping them with specific problems that need my expertise. For me, the most important part of the visit is listening, as a patient tells their story. By the time the patient leaves, we have a plan – the first step to helping them feel better. I believe patient education can make a big difference. By helping patients better understand their diseases, we improve their outcomes.
“I am strongly committed to my patients. Allergic diseases often require investigative work. For example, discovering the exact substance that triggered an allergic reaction after a meal is one such challenge. Identifying what triggers eczema or frequent infections also needs investigation. Patients should feel assured that I will do everything I can to reach the right diagnosis and prescribe the most effective treatment for their specific problem. I am truly invested in their health.”

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April N. Showalter, PA-C

April N. Showalter, PA-C, Mission Viejo, San Clemente, Irvine, CA

Certified: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Fellow: American Academy of Physician Assistants, California Academy of Physician Assistants, Florida Academy of Physician Assistants
MHS: Master of Health Science, University of South Alabama College of Allied Health, Mobile, AL
BS: Pre-Med Biology, University of West Florida College of Arts & Sciences,
Pensacola, FL
Volunteer: Medical missions to Honduras & Nicaragua

“I chose to go into the field of allergy and immunology because of the benefits that I see my patients obtain every day. It’s gratifying to see someone come into the office suffering from years of allergies and asthma and for me to be able to ease their symptoms. I educate them on not only their disease process but also on how to avoid and manage it.
“The most important thing I do is listen to my patients, then take the time to help them. It’s a joy to get to know my patients and their families and to watch them grow and develop as the years progress. I love my job and hope that I can continue to help those around me who suffer from atopic diseases.'

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