McGovern Allergy and Asthma Clinic
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McGovern Allergy and Asthma Clinic is a group practice established in 1956 by Dr. John P. McGovern. The physicians are trained in Adult and Pediatric medicine before completing a Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology. They specialize in diagnosis and treatment of asthma, hay fever, allergic skin diseases, sinusitis secondary to allergy, reactions to foods, insects and medications and immune deficiencies which may appear as recurrent infection.

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Theodore J. Haywood, M.D.

Board certified in Pediatrics and Allergy and Immunology, Dr. Haywood has written many articles on adult and pediatric allergy and immunology, and has served on the Editorial Board of the Annuals of Allergy. As an active member of numerous medical societies, he has served as chairman of the Allergy Section of the Southern Medical Association and the Texas Medical Association. He is on the faculty of Pediatrics and Microbiology and Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine.



Lawrence G. Thorne, M.D.

A Graduate of Duke University and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, Dr. Thorne came to Houston from a busy pediatric practice in Tennessee to accept a post graduate fellowship in allergy and immunology and to join our Clinic. Dr. Thorne is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. He is on the clinical faculty of Baylor College of Medicine.



Lyna K. Lee, M.D.

Board certified in Pediatrics, Dr. Lee began her practice here in 1982. A native Houstonian and Baylor College of Medicine graduate, Dr. Lee completed her post graduate training in Pediatrics and in Allergy and Immunology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.


De Golovine

Serge De Golovine, M.D.

Board certified in Allergy and Immunology, Dr. De Golovine received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and completed a Residency in Internal Medicine and a Fellowship in Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology at Baylor College of Medicine where he was assigned as a Chief Fellow. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He is fluent in Spanish, Russian, French, and German as well as English.



Renee M. Clary, PA-C.

Renee Clary graduated from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA with early acceptance into a Physician Assistant program at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport, LA. where she received a BS degree in Physician Assistant. She joined our clinic as a Board Certified Physician Assistant. In addition Renee is a certified Asthma Educator. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and a Member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants and the Greater Houston Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society.



John P. McGovern, M.D.
Founder 1921-2007

Dr. McGovern was a distinguished American and an internationally noted physician who was lauded by numerous professional societies, governmental agencies, universities, and foreign countries for his significant medical and scientific contributions, as well as for his leadership, teaching, research and professional writings. He founded the McGovern Allergy Clinic in Houston, Texas. The John P. McGovern Foundation carries on his philanthropic work.