Allergy Immunology Clinic believes the key to good allergy management is to help the individual patient understand the nature of his or her difficulties and develop skills to control his or her problems effectively. Dr David Bilstrom is a board certified Allergist who has served the Portland area for more than 32 years.
General & Specialty Services
We deliver the highest quality clinical care to children and adults with allergic and immune disorders. Our specialists at the Allergy Immunology Clinic evaluate and treat patients with asthma and allergies, including rhinitis, sinusitis or dermatitis, physical allergies and hypersensitivities to drugs. We also care for patients with allergies to environmental factors, immune deficiencies, frequent infections and inflammatory diseases of other types. Complete skin testing and injection therapy for allergies are available.
Our practice offers various treatment services for the following:
Dr. Bilstrom works full-time in his main office on Greenburg Road, and once a week on Mondays in a satellite clinic located in the Visiting Physicians’ Clinic, associated with the Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles. His caseload consists of children and adult patients with allergy and asthma. Many of his cases are long-term patients from infancy through adulthood. He believes this gives his specialty practice a unique opportunity to provide consistent, ongoing quality care.
Helping the individual patient understand the nature of his or her difficulties and develop skills to control his or her problems effectively is the key to good management.
His staff helps to monitor patient progress by calling and speaking with the patient to assess treatment needs. Dr. Bilstrom believes in a timely response. His personal philosophy incorporates the belief that chronic disease mandates a treatment plan with patient education to afford the most comprehensive outcome.
Originally a biology major, Dr. Bilstrom found himself with a choice between studying genetics and going on to medical school as a senior in college. He chose to attend medical school at the University of Iowa Medical School, which was located near Grinnell, where he completed his undergraduate work.
Married in 1969, he and his wife Leanne have three sons. Favorite family vacations have been the skiing trips where the opportunity to spend quality time with each other is found both on and off the slopes. His wife, a nurse [by training], also helps with the books in his office as well as directing a handbell choir at the Lake Grove Presbyterian Church. He credits his family as being his most pursued hobby.
He feels the channels of communication between the primary care and the specialist must continue to be open and relevant. He continues to seek ways to fulfill his commitment to his personal and professional goals, realizing that forging ahead in today’s medical climate requires a willingness to be flexible without sacrificing ethical standards of care.
Dr. Bilstrom’s goals for practice include the continued effort to build relationships with his patients, one third of which are children.