Department Center for Pediatric Allergy
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.5437
Desk:
216.444.6817
Fax:
216.445.7792
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Aerochamber Mask
  • Allergy Immunotherapy
  • Allergy Skin Tests
  • Anti-ige Injection Therapy
  • Blood Test (rast) For Allergies
  • Blood Tests
  • Clinical Trials
  • Department of Pediatric Allergy
  • Diagnosing Asthma
  • Food Challenge Test
  • Hepatic Pathology
  • Home Nebulizer
  • Immunodeficiency Evaluation
  • Inspirease Spacer
  • Intravenous Immunoglobulin Therapy
  • Peak Flow Meter
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Screening and Testing
  • Treating Asthma With Bronchodilators
View all 19 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Allergies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Bee Stings
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis - Contact
  • Eczema
  • Egg Allergy
  • Environmental Allergies
  • Fish Allergy
  • Hay Fever
  • Hives (Urticaria)
  • Inherited Immunodeficiency Diseases
  • Insect Sting Allergies
  • Latex Allergy
  • Mastocytosis
  • Medication Allergies
  • Milk Allergies
  • Milk Allergy
  • Nut Allergy
  • Pediatric Allergies
  • Pediatric Allergy, Egg
  • Pediatric Allergy, Fish
  • Pediatric Allergy, Insect Stings
  • Pediatric Allergy, Latex
  • Pediatric Allergy, Shellfish
  • Pediatric Allergy, Wheat
  • Pediatric Asthma
  • Pediatric Asthma, Occupational
  • Pneumonia
  • Recurrent Infections
  • Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disease
  • Shellfish Allergy
  • Soy Allergy
  • Wheat Allergy
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Biography

About Alton Melton, MD

Alton Melton, MD, is Head of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Pediatric Allergy. He is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1988

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Duke University Medical Center
Immunology/Allergy
Durham, NC USA
1987

Residency - Shands at the University of Florida
Pediatrics
Gainesville, FL USA
1985

Undergraduate - University of North Carolina Health Care System
Psychology
Chapel Hill, NC USA
1978

Medical School - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC USA

Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Allergy and Immunology

Specialty Interests

allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, Eczema, inherited immune deficiency, insect sting allergy, Pediatric Asthma, pediatric asthma and allergic diseases, pediatric food allergies, pediatric food allergy, recurrent infections, Atopic Dermatitis

Awards & Honors

  • Best Doctors in America, Allergy and Immunology, 2004-Present
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/31/2017, Dr. Melton has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

58 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

7 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2017

I could not have asked for a better experience with Dr Melton and all the staff at Cleveland Clinic! I had not been able to get any treatment for my son in my area so I decided to travel to Cleveland Clinic to try and get him the treatment he needed. Dr Melton, the fellows and the staff listened to all of his issues and my concerns and came up with a treatment plan for my son. I can not put into words how greatful I am for the care and treatment of Dr Melton and all of the staff we encountered at our visit. You all are truly the best!

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2017

Dr. Melton is always very courteous and explains everything very well. You can tell he genuinely cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2017

Dr. Melton took his time and ran some test to ensure we had covered all of our bases. He provided thorough written instructions about products, medicines, and dosages for seasonal allergies and eczema. So far he has provided the most effective treatment/remedy for eczema and my child's skin has never looked better.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2017

Dr. Melton is incredible, and has educated me so much on my child's allergies.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2017

Dr. Melton is great!

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2017

Dr. Melton is the best. Listens to all my questions and answers them without making me feel dumb. He is great with my son, we won't go to anyone else!

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2017

We have been seeing Dr Melton for over 10years for multiple children with allergies. He is incredibly thorough and knowledgeable. Very grateful for his kindness and expertise.

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