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“There are two qualities I look for in any physician I’ve had to see over the years: physician expertise and genuine care by the physician for his/her patients. Furthermore, part of a doctors care for his patients is his ability to blend his expertise as a physician with his patients preferences for care. Since becoming a patient at Allergy and Asthma Care, Dr. Kelkar has provided me with all of these important physician qualities.” - Bill

“Hello Amazing staff! Thank you for the special care that our daughter received today during her first OIT appointment. Her entire care team was supportive, friendly, and made her feel comfortable! We appreciate Dr.Helm in how he took so much time to answer our questions, reassure our daughter, and is just all around AMAZING!!!!! His approach is full of kindness, humor, and quality professionalism!!!” - Nancy & Troy

“I was very pleased with my experience with Dr. Kelkar at Allergy and Asthma Care. When I was explaining my symptoms he listened to me and I could tell that he truly was there to help . I really appreciated Dr. Kelkar’s kindness and care. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for care with their allergy and asthma symptoms. A++!”

- Maria

My wife had been experiencing a worsening cough for many years that was becoming highly disruptive to her everyday life.  She had seen various doctors and tried several treatments that had been unsuccessful.  Our primary doctor eventually referred her to Dr. Kelkar whom he labeled as a “difficult-to-diagnose cough expert.”  We were immediately impressed with Dr. Kelkar’s thorough review  of possible causes.  He explained each possibility in easily understandable language.  After methodically running tests of each option, he diagnosed her with chronic hypersensitive cough receptor syndrome.  He referred us to a speech therapist.  We admit to great skepticism about that referral but did as he suggested and were extremely pleased to find that after performing a scope test of her nasal track and throat, she taught my wife some exercises that provided immediate results of being able to suppress the severity of her coughs.  Dr. Kelkar prescribed some medication that actually greatly reduced her urges to cough as well as some over-the-counter medications that also helped.  Today at a follow-up visit, we were also highly impressed that Dr. Kelkar advised us, now that the coughing problem had been resolved, to gradually reduce the medications to determine if they were still needed.  He supports our desire to only take medications that are needed.  Without hesitation, we highly recommend seeing him at one of his Twin Cities Allergy or Allina locations if you are having difficulty with chronic coughs!”

- Joe & Mary

Dr. Kelkar was recommended to me by my ENT.  I appreciate Dr. Kelkar taking the time to kindly listen.  He had a holistic approach, we discussed diet modification, supplements and medications.  Dr. Kelkar provided very compassionate and encompassing care.  I credit Dr. Kelkar with saving my life by finding cancer in a CT scan, he was so thorough with the care he provided.  He is an amazing doctor, who truly cares about his patients.

- Cheryl A.

I have had a cough for over 20 years and I was misdiagnosed with asthma by other physicians and it just did not seem to be getting better.  Then I was referred to Dr. Kelkar, he truly listened, I felt like other doctors just moved me along.  He listens and takes the time to hear your concerns.  My cough has greatly improved with diet modification and medication.  I am very happy and impressed with Dr. Kelkar.  I would recommend him to everyone.

- Cheryl B.

I have suffered with asthma my whole life, was diagnosed as an infant. I struggled as a child, couldn’t be involved in sports, was held back from playing and trips. I learned this was my normal. I became an adult, would have to miss work for extended periods of time if I caught any kind of chest cold or respiratory illness. I met Dr. Kelkar after one episode lasted a month. I was excited to try the new things he suggested, since I was on so many medications. He gave me a vitamin regime and new dietary plan. He used medications to stabilize me, with the goal to get my body healthier and take the medication away. We did allergy testing and started allergy shots. My life was completely changed! I had energy and I felt great!  If I get sick now, it doesn’t last as long and I can work through it or only miss a couple days.  I am on a lot less medication and can enjoy life. I highly recommend Asthma and Allergy Care, Dr. Kelkar is life changing and cares about his patients.

- Sarah

The sign of a great doctor is one who truly wants to see his patients cured and Dr. Kelkar certainly fits that description. I began seeing Dr. Kelkar for extreme allergies about 8 years ago. His genuine interest in my health and wellbeing was a welcome change from many other doctors I’ve seen. His expertise has truly been a life changer for me. When medications weren’t right for me, he pointed me in the direction of an anti-inflammatory diet which helped immensely in all aspects of my health. I also chose to pursue immunotherapy on his recommendation and am happily living mostly symptom free now. Though I myself no longer need to visit regularly, my son is under Dr. Kelkar’s care for nut allergies. I really appreciate that he is always up to date on the latest options available for treating my son. His friendly smile and demeanor puts my son at ease during our appointments. We have been extremely happy with the quality of Dr. Kelkar’s care and I would recommend him to anyone!

- Kari

I saw Dr. Kelkar for a bad cough that had been bothering me for 7-8 months.  I was miserable!!  His diagnosis & treatment has made me feel 100% better!!  I can’t thank him enough for the wonderful care.  I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone!!

- Lynn

41 years of chronic coughing resolved – Dr. Kelkar’s knowledge, experience and unique approach helped me immensely.

My wife found Allergy and Asthma Care, PA on the internet. We both had enough of my chronic coughing, so she scheduled me an app’t with Dr. Kelkar. I tried allergy shots when I was a kid and that didn’t seem to help. As an adult, I’d been misdiagnosed by my primary with asthma and variations of asthma (exercise and allergy induced, etc.). Dr. Kelkar listed all the common root causes of chronic cough and then he said, “you’ve been treated for allergies and asthma your entire life. It’s probably not allergies or asthma.” Dr. Kelkar prescribed a bland diet with vitamin/mineral supplements for 30 days in an effort to diagnose reflux as a possible root cause. I was skeptical, but desperate, so I did it. During the course of the next 30 days, I quickly realized that my old diet was indeed causing my chronic cough. On my follow-up visit, Dr. Kelkar explained how food sensitivities were triggering my cough. He prescribed some holistic treatment options to subsidize diet changes that I learned were required to improve my quality of life. Dr. Kelkar and his friendly staff are the best in the business. Thank you!
- Michael

I have dealt with a chronic cough for 30+ years and randomly would make appointments with different doctors to try and resolve this issue. After one visit with Dr. Kelkar and his implementation of a diet change, adding two supplements, and one medication my cough is almost non-existent. I would highly recommend Dr. Kelkar as he seems genuinely interested in finding the best results for me.  I also like the fact  that the staff contacts me to make follow up appointments. - Sandy

On and off for over 2 years, I have been suffering from a cough and a feeling of mucus sitting at the back of my throat. I wasn’t sure what the cause was as I had undergone an intense surgery and treatment for Appendix Cancer in 2015 at age 47 and as a result my body hasn’t been the same: I entered menopause and was experiencing other symptoms that finally came in as a diagnosis of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. I wasn’t able to decipher which symptoms/issues were attributable to which condition and it was frustrating. I had never had allergies before in my life and wondered if the cough was a result of “new” allergies. The cough started to become more than “just a cough” – I have a ½ mile walk to the bus stop from work and when I got to my destination, I would have uncontrollable coughing fits that would last anywhere from 10-20 minutes before my body settled in. This started to make me nervous, but my general practitioner chalked it up to allergies and recommended over the counter medications. Finally in December 2018 I went to Urgent Care on two occasions – in addition to my cough I was also feeling short of breath and had a hard time breathing. I was then referred to a lung specialist, but had to wait 6 months for an appointment. My mother – who works for an allergist in another state – suggested that it sounded a bit like asthma and to see if I could get an earlier appointment with an allergist who would be able to help if my cough was due to allergies or asthma.

I contacted Allergy and Asthma Care in Maple Grove and immediately felt like I was calling the right place. The receptionist asked if I had a cough specifically and when I said yes told me that Dr. Kelkar specializes in coughs and he happened to have an open appointment the following week. The staff was wonderful and I was well taken care of. I appreciate that during the first appointment, you not only consulted with the doctor, but then immediately have any recommended tests done at that time. I met with Dr Kelkar and described what I had been dealing with for these two years. He walked through all of the possible scenarios that can cause chronic cough and then recommended a full allergy workup and other breathing tests to rule out or find out what may be the cause. Once my tests were completed, Dr. Kelkar then met with me again and we formed a plan based on the results. I didn’t have to wait days or weeks, I had a plan in place immediately. He prescribed an inhaler to help with any asthma and also asked that I eliminate certain foods to see if acid reflux could be a potential cause as well.

I am happy to report that within TWO days, my cough was gone and hasn’t returned. After the 30 days being about 95% on the “diet” I knew that acid reflux was occurring when I ate certain things I wasn’t supposed to have (soda and dairy), which gave me more incentive to stay with the diet plan. I met with Dr. Kelkar 40 days after my first appointment, and again made a new plan based on how I am feeling and new breathing tests done.

I am SO glad I made the appointment with Dr Kelkar. To have relief and answers after 2 years gives me hope and a plan to move forward.

- Angel

My experience with Dr. Kelkar couldn’t have been better. He was kind, he took the time to fully be present at the appointment, he listened to what I said and asked if I had any other questions a couple of times. The staff was genuinely friendly. Dr. Kelkar’s knowledge and expertise in the Allergy and Asthma field made me feel comfortable and confident in the care I was receiving and Dr. Kelkar helped me eliminate the cough I had been dealing with for 3.5 months. I highly recommend Dr. Kelkar and the staff at Allergy and Asthma of Maple Grove, MN. - Naomi

Dr. Pramod Kelkar with Asthma and Allergy Care, P.A has changed my life! His compassion, thoroughness and knowledge in finding my diagnosis was unwavering. I have and will continue to recommend his care to my friends and family!

- Stacy

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