Allergy & Immunology
“Allergy and immunology is an exciting, quickly changing field with advancements in therapies to target treatment to the patient. I love that this specialty allows me to have great continuity of care with my patients, treating them from early childhood through adulthood. Riverview Health allows me to provide specialty care to patients within its community, providing easier access to an important service. It also allows me to work within a physician network, providing high-value care to the patient.”
Dr. Yakhmi strives to provide timely, quality care to her patients. She truly believes in the adage, "knowledge is power," and that education and discussion are just as important as testing and treatment. A physician and a patient are a team, and all medical decisions should be made together, in discussion, for the best outcomes. Dr. Yakhmi’s philosophy is to really listen to her patient's answer when she asks what brings them to see her. This is exceptionally vital in a specialty where a patient's history is the key to a diagnosis.
Originally from Indianapolis, Dr. Yakhmi was glad to return to her hometown after living across the country for medical school, residency and fellowship. She attended medical school in Toledo, completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in Houston, and she completed her fellowship in Allergy and Immunology in St. Louis. When not in the clinic, you can find her spending time with her family, reading a good book or traveling.