Gene L. France, M.D • Jim M. Ingram, M.D. • Deanna N. Ruddell, M.D. • Karl V. Sitz, M.D.
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Gene L. France, M.D.

Jim M. Ingram, M.D.

Deanna N. Ruddell, M.D.
Karl V. Sitz, M.D.
Blake G. Scheer, M.D. Ellen Lu, M.D.

Kelsy J. Caplinger, M.D., Emeritus


Gene L. France
Gene L. France, M.D., is an allergist, clinical immunologist and asthma specialist. After graduation from the University of Arkansas School of Medicine, he fulfilled a three-year residency in pediatrics and then completed a two-year fellowship in allergy and immunology at Arkansas Children's Hospital and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. During his fellowship, he received specialized training in the evaluation and care of children and adults with allergic and immunologic diseases, and asthma. He joined the Little Rock Allergy & Asthma Clinic in 1981.

Dr. France is certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and the American Board of Pediatrics. He is a follow in the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and the American Association of Certified Allergists. Dr. France is a member of the American Medical Association and state and local societies. He is on the staff of area hospitals. Dr. France's practice is limited to the diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases and certain immunological disorders and asthma in children and adults. Presently he is president of the Allergy Society of Arkansas.

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Jim M. Ingram
Jim M. Ingram, M.D.,  is a graduate of the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He served a pediatric internship and residency at Arkansas Children's Hospital and UAMS. Afterward, he completed a two-year fellowship in allergy and immunology in children and adults at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. He joined the Little Rock Allergy & Asthma Clinic in 1994. He is certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and American Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. Ingram is a clinical instructor in pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children's Hospital and is on the staff of area hospitals. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is also a fellow in the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the Christian Medical and Dental Society, and state and local societies. Dr. Ingram's practice is limited to the diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases and asthma in children and adults.

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Deanna N. Ruddell
Deanna N. Ruddell, M.D., a native of Newport, Arkansas, is an allergist and asthma specialist. She attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. After graduation, she performed her internship and residency at Arkansas Children's Hospital and UAMS. Dr. Ruddell completed a two-year fellowship in the Department of Allergy and Immunology at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. She joined the Little Rock Allergy & Asthma Clinic in the summer of 1996. She received her board certifications from the American Board of Allergy and Immunology in 1997 and the American Board of Pediatrics in 1994.

Dr. Ruddell is a member of the American Academy Pediatrics; American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. She is on the staff of area hospitals. Dr. Ruddell's practice is limited to the diagnosis and treatment of asthma and allergic diseases in children and adults.

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Karl V. Sitz
Karl V. Sitz, M.D., specializes in the treatment of adolescent and adult allergic conditions and asthma.  After receiving his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences he completed a three-year residency in internal medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the Little Rock Veterans Administration Hospital. He practiced one year of general internal medicine in the U.S. Army before completing a two-year fellowship in allergy and immunology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.  Following the completion of his allergy and immunology training, Dr. Sitz spent an additional four years in the U.S. Army pursuing vaccine research.  He then joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and co-director of the Sinus and Allergy Clinic.  He joined the Little Rock Allergy & Asthma Clinic in May 2000.

Dr. Sitz is certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology, with an added qualification in clinical and laboratory immunology, and the American Board of Internal Medicine.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and the Allergy Society of Arkansas.  His practice is limited to the evaluation and treatment of asthma and allergic diseases in adolescents and adults.  In addition, Dr. Sitz has established a center dedicated to testing promising new medications and treatments for asthma and allergic diseases.

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Blake G. Scheer
Blake G. Scheer, M.D., specializes in the treatment of adolescent and adult allergic conditions, asthma and immune disorders. Dr. Scheer is a native of Fort Smith, Arkansas and a 1989 graduate of Fort Smith Southside High School. After attending Westark Community College, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Sciences in 1997, and completed a three-year residency in internal medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the Little Rock Veterans Administration Hospital. He then moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where he finished a two-year fellowship in pediatric and adult allergy and immunology at St. Louis University Hospital, Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital and the St. Louis Veterans Administration Hospital. During his fellowship, Dr. Scheer participated not only in patient care, but also in clinical and bench research.

Dr. Scheer is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is board-certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI). He is also a member of AAAAI subcommittee on sports medicine. His practice includes the evaluation and management of asthma and allergic disease, as well and immune disorders, in adolescent and adult patients. The Arkansas State Board of Medicine has licensed Dr. Scheer for the last four years.

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Ellen Lu
Ellen Lu, M.D., specializes in the treatment of adult and pediatric allergic conditions, asthma and immune disorders. A native of Little Rock, Dr. Lu graduated from Central High School and then received her undergraduate degree form Yale University. She returned to Little Rock where she received her medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. After completing a three-year residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the Little Rock Veterans Administration Hospital, Dr. Lu then completed a two-year fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Prior to joining Little Rock Allergy & Asthma, Dr. Lu practiced in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Dr. Lu is certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology as well as the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and the Allergy Society of Arkansas. Dr. Lu’s practice involves evaluation and treatment of allergic diseases, asthma, and immune disorders in children, adolescents, and adults.

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Kelsy J. Caplinger, III, M.D.

Dr. Kelsy J. Caplinger, M.D., Emeritus. Founder of Little Rock Allergy & Asthma Clinic, May 1981. Retired October 2005.

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