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Mark Bubak, M.D.

Dr. Bubak is certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology to care for adults and children with asthma and allergies. He has been active in allergy research and education with special emphasis on new allergy testing and treatment methods. A South Dakota native, his medical degree is from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine, with Allergy and Internal Medicine fellowships at the Mayo Clinic.
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Preventing Pediatric Peanut Anaphylactic Reactions

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Jun 23, 2020 2:55:40 PM

We all worry when our children experience anaphylaxis after eating peanuts. If this has ever been your child, you probably find yourself asking constantly asking questions. Is this peanut free? Where is the epinephrine? Should I let them go to a birthday party, Grandma’s place, their friend’s house, or even church?

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Topics: Palforzia, peanut allergy, anaphylaxis

Telehealth Available at Dakota Allergy & Asthma

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Apr 15, 2020 3:36:14 PM

You are sick with your allergies, asthma, and anaphylactic emergencies.  You need help but you don’t know how you can get seen and get better in this time of coronavirus precautions.

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Topics: telehealth

Concerned About Coronavirus?

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Mar 26, 2020 7:50:31 AM

April 7 Update:

Today, Governor Kristi Noem issued an executive order for Minnehaha and Lincoln county residents who are over 65 and anyone who has a serious underlying medical condition to stay home until April 27th.  

This executive order includes several conditions such as chronic lung disease, moderate to severe asthma and a serious heart condition.

Please know that the providers at Dakota Allergy & Asthma are here to make sure you are staying on top of your asthma. 

If your are having asthma problems we can do a (Zoom) telehealth visit, and for most patients we will be able to get you back on track. 

The worst thing for an asthmatic during this time with coronavirus risk is to not be fully controlled with your asthma.  All the asthma prevention medications and interventions are safe and must be continued. 

If your asthma is flaring up, contact your allergist.  


March 26 Update:

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Dakota Allergy & Asthma Takes Self Referred Patients!

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Mar 18, 2020 5:08:47 PM

Dakota Allergy & Asthma is happy to see patients who refer themselves to our practice to be evaluated for a potential allergy.

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Topics: allergist, self referred patients, board certified allergist, allergy patient, asthma patient

Am I Truly Allergic to Penicillin?

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Mar 4, 2020 11:00:00 AM

A penicillin allergic reaction can be very scary for anyone.  The results of a reaction can even be deadly. 

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Topics: immunotherapy, Diagnosing Allergies

Why Bother with Allergy Shots?

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Mar 3, 2020 11:48:59 AM


Oh no—that 4-letter word: shot.

I get asked all the time, “why allergy shots?” when discussing treatment options for patients who struggle with allergies and asthma. That question is usually followed with, “I would rather just take a pill,” or, “don’t allergies just go away?”

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Topics: immunotherapy, allergy shots

Am I Allergic to My Christmas Tree?

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Dec 11, 2019 10:01:35 AM

December is here with all of its beautiful decorations, holiday get-togethers with friends, and that seemingly annual plugged nose, cough, and yuck!

You might be asking yourself, “why am I having to put up with these allergies instead of enjoying the season?”

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Topics: allergies, Diagnosing Allergies

Pros and Cons of Immunotherapy

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Nov 27, 2019 11:32:20 AM

A lot of people struggle with allergies, especially during the spring and fall when there are more allergens in the air. The most common thing for people with allergies to do when they’re hit with a serious case of sniffles and itchy, watery eyes is to pick out some allergy medication at their local pharmacy. While allergy pills can help offer some relief, their abilities are limited, and the long-lasting relief that people with allergies are looking for might still be out of reach.

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Topics: immunotherapy, Managing Allergies, Living With Allergies, allergy shots

Can I Have Asthma With A Normal Pulmonary Function Test?

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Nov 15, 2019 9:42:49 AM

The simple answer is—Yes. A normal pulmonary function test is actually our goal for every asthmatic!

So, let’s explain:

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Topics: Managing Asthma

Asthma Controllers

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Oct 18, 2019 3:03:54 PM

The most important asthma controller is inhaled corticosteroids, which work over time to reduce asthma attacks.

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Topics: Managing Asthma, Asthma, living with asthma