Our Team

Araceli Elizalde, MD

Physician Owner

“I want you to feel well so that you can do things that matter most. At Allergy, Asthma and Texas Health, Together We Can!”

Dr. Elizalde is the founder of Allergy and Asthma Texas Health. She holds certification from the American Board of Allergy and Immunology, which is a conjoint board certification of The American Board of Internal Medicine and The American Board of Pediatrics. She is also board certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has many years of experience managing patients with allergic diseases (allergist), asthma (asthma specialist) and complex immunological diseases (clinical immunologist) of all ages. She completed her fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL. Her residency in Pediatrics was completed at the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago, IL. She obtained her medical degree from Universidad Juarez Autonoma de Tabasco in Mexico. Dr. Elizalde holds an academic appointment as Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine.

As a mother of a child with food allergy and eczema, Dr. Elizalde has grown a special interest in Culinary Medicine and advanced treatment options for food allergies. She holds a certification in Culinary Coaching from the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Harvard Medical School and is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. She is an advocate for incorporating lifestyle medicine principles into the allergy & immunology practice with emphasis in prevention and wellness, including healthier nutrition, exercise, environmental modifications, skin care measures, and stress management, among others.

Dr. Elizalde is also an active member of the professional organizations American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the Clinical Immunology Society. Throughout her career, she has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals and presented medical research at meetings across the country.

Dr. Elizalde has a passion for diagnosing and treating rare primary immunodeficiency disorders for which she has developed great expertise and an excellent reputation within our community and nearby communities. As a result, many patients no longer need to travel to cities like Houston and Dallas for such medical care.

Her mission is to help individuals and families overcome the effects of living with chronic medical conditions. She herself has dealt with allergic rhinitis, asthma, and cold-induced anaphylaxis. Dr. Elizalde strives to provide evidence-based personalized and thoughtful care. Her philosophy is to use medications at the lowest effective dose and step-down therapy whenever possible, while helping patients adopt lifestyle medicine principles. Her goal is to optimize her patients’ health and well-being. 

Spoken languages: English, Spanish

On a personal note

I believe food is medicine and I eat healthier than ever before. My two daughters are my biggest motivations to find the healthiest food options for the family, although I also care about preparing enjoyable meals; and of course, I will let them have the occasional piece of cake or ice cream.

I’m very committed to my patients, who I treat as if they were family when it comes to providing medical advice. I like to go the extra mile and help them feel less anxious about their medical problems.

The breaking point on wanting to become a Healthy Cooking Coach (Culinary Health Education Fundamentals Coach or CHEF Coach) was when my youngest daughter developed a less common type of milk allergy. I struggled tremendously to survive the immediate postpartum months, needing to follow a rigorous elimination diet without really understanding the practical aspects that imply living with food allergies, despite “being an allergist!”. The sleep deprivation and the stress did not do any good. I think mothers who go through such hurdles need special help and I believe in my new practice I can now offer that help.

Luis Elizalde

Office Manager
Membership Coordinator

“I value high quality medical care and treating all patients as if they were my family members.”

Luis Elizalde is Allergy & Asthma Texas Health’s Practice Manager and Membership Coordinator since the inception. He completed his bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering technology, and has many years of experience in quality control, safety and project management. His organizational skills keep us all on track, with timely communication and attention to detail.

In his leisure time, Luis enjoys spending time with his family and exercising. He loves traveling.

Spoken languages: English, Spanish

Priscilla Barrera

Medical Assistant

“I am excited to join Dr. Elizalde in supporting patients with state of the art allergy, asthma and immunology care.”

Priscilla has served over ten years in the medical field, and takes great pleasure in bringing her knowledge and resourcefulness to patients, combined with compassion and kindness. As someone who personally struggles with seasonal and food allergies, she recognizes that significant advocacy is needed for patients to truly understand the options that are available to them.

Spoken languages: English, Spanish