Pediatric Patients

Eccles Primary Children's Outpatient Services
801-213-3599

Patients 12 & Older/Adults

University of Utah Hospital Clinic 1
801-587-0062

Follow up appointments can
be  scheduled through
MyChart

child blowing nose

The immune system has a very important role of protecting the body from, and responding to, infections. Allergic disorders, such as food allergies and hayfever occur when the immune system responds inappropriately to things in the environment that are otherwise harmless to others. Immunodeficiency disorders occur when the immune system cannot properly fight infections, resulting in either recurrent or severe infections.

Allergic disease and immune deficiencies most often develop in the pediatric population. Our specialists focus on comprehensive evaluation and care of these conditions, treatment options for children, and how these immune issues can affect a child’s development and nutrition. We see pediatric patients at University of Utah Hospital Clinic 1, the Eccles Outpatient building at Primary Children's Hospital.

Our allergists see adult and pediatric allergy patients in two locations.

Allergic conditions include:

  • Allergic rhinitis (hayfever) and allergic conjunctivitis
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Eczema/atopic dermatitis
  • Food allergies
  • Hives/urticaria

Immune disorders and immune deficiences include:

  • Common variable immunodeficiency
  • Congenital immunodeficiences such as severe combined immunodeficiency, chronic granulomatous disease, and DiGeorge syndrome.
  • Hereditary angiodema

 

Patient Information

New patients: Please call our office to schedule an appointment. We accept physician referrals. When your appointment has been scheduled, we will ask you to fill out a new patient questionnaire.

If your child may need allergy testing, we may ask you to discontinue certain allergy medications a few days before the appointment.

Return visits: Please call our office to schedule an appointment or they can be  scheduled through MyChart

The following websites may be helpful for you and your family:

John F. Bohnsack, M.D.

John Bohnsack MD graduated from Yale College, and received his medical degree from the University of Virginia. He is board certified in Pediatrics and in Pediatric Rheumatology. He is a Professor of Pediatrics and has been a member of the faculty of the University of Utah School of Medicine for 22 years. Dr. Bohnsack’s clinical interests incl... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Immunology, Pediatric Rheumatology

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building (801) 213-3599
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 213-3599

Sylvia Boulva, M.H.S., PA-C

Sylvie Fadrhonc, MHS, PA-C received her Bachelor of Arts in Geology and Pre-Medical Sciences from Colorado College, graduating with honors in 2007. During her undergraduate studies, Sylvie worked as an athletic trainer with the Colorado College Sports Medicine Department, designing and implementing physical therapy programs for student athletes. In... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Immunology, Pediatric Rheumatology

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building (801) 213-3599
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 213-3599

Karin Chen, M.D.

Dr. Karin Chen completed her medical degree at University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. She then completed her residency and a clinical fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at UCLA. She is an Assistant Professor in the Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology division at University of Utah. Dr. Chen’s clinical interests include p... Read More

Hannah Duffey, M.D.

Dr. Hannah Duffey received her medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine. She then completed her Pediatric Residency at the University of Utah. She is an Instructor in the Pediatric Allergy and Immunology division at the University of Utah. Her clinical interests include asthma, eczema and food allergies.... Read More

Rafael Firszt, M.D., M.B.A.

Patient Rating:

4.6

4.6 out of 5

Dr. Rafael Firszt completed his medical school and pediatric residency training at McGill University. He completed his fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Duke University. He is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Primary Children’s Medical Center. As a ... Read More

Loida Viera-Hutchins, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.3

4.3 out of 5

Dr. Viera-Hutchins received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine, completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Yale New-Haven Hospital, and her fellowship training in Adult and Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at University of California Los Angeles. She worked in private practice in Allergy and Immunology for 3 years follow... Read More

University of Utah Hospital
(Adult Patients Clinic 1)
50 N. Medical Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
Map
Appointments
801-587-0062
Eccles Primary Children's Outpatient Services
(Pediatric Patients)
81 North Mario Capecchi Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
Map
Appointments
801-213-3599