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Chicago Family Asthma & Allergy is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago and was created through the vision of Dr. Kelly Newhall and Dr. Aaron Donnell. Our goal is to provide expert allergy and immunology care with compassion and accessibility. Depending on your evaluation needs, the office has the ability to perform skin testing, pulmonary function testing, and allergy immunotherapy ("allergy shots"). As board-certified allergy specialists, the physicians find particular interest in the evaluation of food allergy, asthma, nasal allergies ("hay fever"), chronic sinusitis, eye allergies, atopic dermatitis ("eczema"), hives, insect sting allergy, and more. Both physicians are on staff at Lurie's Children's Hospital and Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital. Children of all ages and adults are welcome for evaluation.

Kelly Newhall, MD
Dr. Kelly Newhall has lived in many different areas of the United States and is proud to have called Chicago home since 2000. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Medical Social Science from Pomona College in Los Angeles, and she then obtained her Medical Degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Newhall completed her first two years of residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia and finished her Pediatrics training at the University of Chicago Children's Hospital. She completed fellowship in Allergy & Immunology at Children's Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital and started working in private practice in 2004. Dr. Newhall lives in Lincoln Park with her family.

Aaron Donnell, MD
Dr. Donnell is a native of Nashville, TN and first experienced Chicago when he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Biology at Wheaton College. He completed medical school at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine and completed his residency in Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters in Norfolk, VA. After serving an additional year as Pediatrics Chief Resident, he came to Chicago for fellowship in Allergy/Immunology at Children's Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Donnell started working in private practice in Chicago in 2005 and lives in Chicago with his family.

Erica Palmisano, MD
Dr. Erica Palmisano is originally from Michigan but has lived in Chicago for the past 5 years. She graduated with her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Wisconsin and then attended medical school in Detroit, Michigan at Wayne State University. She completed her pediatric residency at The Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. After residency, Dr. Palmisano began her fellowship training in Allergy and Immunology at Rush University Medical Center. She now lives in Chicago with her husband.


Meredith Lacaillade, APN, AE-C
Meredith Lacaillade has been a nurse practitioner with our practice since 2012. Originally from Massachusetts, she has been in the Midwest since earning her Bachelor's degree in biology from Kenyon College in Ohio. Meredith completed her undergraduate and graduate nursing degrees at Case Western University in Cleveland, OH. She worked as an R.N. at University Hospitals of Cleveland, and then as a Nurse Practitioner for several years in Family Practice at MetroHealth in Cleveland. Meredith lives in Chicago with her family.

2551 N Clark St, Suite 100 - Chicago, IL 60614-6680 / Phone (773) 388-2322 / Fax (773) 388-2333
Open: Monday: 8am-6pm - Tuesday: 8am-7pm - Wednesday: 8am-6pm - Thursday: 9am-6pm - Friday: 9am-5pm
Alternate Saturdays: 8:30am-12:30pm - Closed Sunday - (Last allergy shot given 30 minutes prior to office closing)

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