10310 W Markham
Little Rock, AR 72205
North Little Rock
2504 McCain Blvd
North Little Rock, AR 72116-7608
400 Salem Road Suite 4
Conway, AR 72034
Specializing in allergy and asthma in both children
and adults by appointment only. Referrals required as
The Arkansas Allergy Clinic was established in 1930 by Alan
G. Cazort, M.D., considered the "Father of Allergy" in
Arkansas and one of the pioneer clinical allergists in
the United States. His association with the clinic ended
with his death on August 14, 1986.
Dr. Cazort was born in Lamar, Arkansas, one of eleven children. Having been
raised in a rural environment, he developed a love for
the outdoors and botany early in his life. Upon his
graduation from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, in
1922 and from the Arkansas College of Medicine in Little
Rock in 1928, he took clinic apprenticeships in the
offices of experts in the field of allergy, as formal
allergy teaching programs were uncommon at that time.
Having asthma himself, he had an insider's perspective
on both disease and the treatments available.
Upon completion of his studies, Dr. Cazort began a practice in Arkansas
limited to allergy. Combining an investigative approach
to allergy and a disenchantment with the commercial
extracts then available, Dr. Cazort used his knowledge
of botany and chemistry to collect antigens and to
prepare his own extracts for testing and treatment. He
was a pioneer in establishing effective doses of
adrenalin to treat asthmatics and in determining its
effect on blood pressure and vital capacity. His article
about penicillin allergy was published in the Journal of
the Arkansas Medical Society, one of the earliest
published articles on this topic. The same would be said
for his articles about house dust allergy.
Cazort's first office was located in the Donaghey
Building in downtown Little Rock. Over the years since
then the practice has grown and gradually evolved into
the Arkansas Allergy and Asthma Clinic, P.A. After
several moves over the past years, the clinic has been
located at 10310 West Markham Street, Suite 222, in
Little Rock, since 1986. A North Little Rock office was
opened in 1983, and is currently located at 2504 McCain
Boulevard, Suite 118. There is also a satellite clinic
established in Conway.
Dr. Cazort was a pioneer in allergy, but also a humane and compassionate
physician of the old school. The six physicians of the
Arkansas Allergy and Asthma Clinic, all of whom are
Board Certified allergists, specializing in the problems
related to allergy and clinical immunology, have tried
to maintain the same traditions of service and quality
patient care that Dr. Cazort started over 60 years ago.
Patients please click here to access the form to order
more allergy extract:
Allergy Extract Request. Complete the form, print
it, and mail it to Arkansas Allergy and Asthma Clinic,
P.O. Box 55090, Little Rock, AR 72215. For any questions
Physicians & Staff:
Paul Martin Fiser, M.D.
Eddie W. Shields, M.D.
Lori M. Kagy, M.D.
D. Melissa Graham, M.D.
Nancy W. Zuerlein, M.D.
Kelly D. Burks, M.D.