With mixed emotions I announce my retirement November 1st,  2021.  I have enjoyed my 30 years with  the Allergy and Asthma Center of Austin in Austin, Texas.  My practice is being taken over by Allergy Partners, a national group of allergists based in North Carolina.  www.Allergypartners.com.  Dr Michael Saavedra will take over the practice.  All the medical records will remain with Dr Saavedra.  Patients may request their records by calling 512-345-7635.  Our location, phone number and staff remain the same.  I will continue to  perform Clinical Research with new medicines for allergy and asthma but will no longer be in private practice. I became an Allergist because I grew up with allergies and asthma and know how these illnesses can affect someone. I feel it is very important to control allergies and asthma so a person can enjoy a happy, healthy life without significant restrictions on activities. It is especially important to recognize and treat allergies in children. Undertreated or untreated allergies are proven to impair learning, reduce workplace productivity and decrease the quality of life of the allergy sufferer.
I was born in Alabama and raised in Austin. I attended the University of Texas in Austin and UT Medical School in Galveston. I completed my Residency in Internal Medicine at Scott and White Hospital in Temple and my Allergy Fellowship at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in La Jolla, California. I am Board Certified in both Allergy and Immunology and Internal Medicine. Prior to returning to Austin in 1991 I was in practice in Columbia, South Carolina and St. Petersburg, Florida. My practice is located just 7 miles from the home in which I grew up. Though Austin has grown tremendously since the 1960’s it is still my favorite place to live and work. I am married and have two grown children and two dogs; a standard poodle and a brussels grifon. My favorite hobby is music (I play in a Rock and Roll band, Code Blue). I have appeared on KVUE news for a number of years.


I see patients age six and older for all types of allergic problems. In Austin we most commonly treat people for Cedar Fever during December and January and other seasonal allergy problems (especially during the Spring and Fall). Austin is known as ‘The Allergy Capital of the World’. I think it often seems to be the “Allergy Capital of the Known Universe”. In addition I treat people with asthma, hives, allergic rashes, and allergy to drugs, foods and stinging insects. I welcome new patients. Our office accepts most of the health insurance plans in Central Texas. Visit my practice website for photos of pollinating plants, links to many great sites about allergy and asthma, and updates about our practice.


I am located in the Twelve Oaks Professional Center at 11645 Angus Rd, Building A, Suite 1.  We are close to the intersection of Duval and 183 and easily accessible from north and south.  Parking is right outside the door and there are beautiful mature Oaks in front of the office.  Call us at 512.345.7635. Visit my practice website, www.nosneezes.com, for information about the current allergy season, details of my practice and links to lots of my favorite sites with information about allergy and asthma. map to the office >


We participate in most Central Texas insurance plans including HMOs and PPOs. If you have a question about a particular plan, please call our office. 512.345.7635


Mountain Cedar pollen season in December and January can be severe. The tremendously high levels of Cedar Pollen in the winter are one reason Austin is considered one of the worst places for allergies. When conditions are right the trees let off so much pollen they may appear to be on fire. Above is a video of my son Billy shaking a male cedar tree.