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Meet The Premier Allergy Team

Meet Our Nurse Practitioners

Erin Lanford, CNP

CNP - pediatric allergy, asthma, and other allergies relief specialistErin Lanford, CNP (Certified Nurse Practitioner), is a nationally board-certified nurse practitioner with experience in a variety of fields, including allergy and pediatrics. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Honors from Mount Carmel College of Nursing. She then attended The University of Cincinnati, graduating with a Master of Science in Nursing. Erin is also licensed by the state of Ohio and a member of the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses.

Erin has trained extensively with Dr. Summit Shah and Dr. Gital Patel in the field of allergy, asthma, and immunology. She brings with her the experience and knowledge to provide excellent care for patients and families at Premier Allergy. She has been recognized and regularly contributes to the national meetings at the College and Academy of Allergy and Asthma.

Erin is an avid Buckeye fan who enjoys attending games, spending time with family and friends, and traveling. She and her husband live in Columbus with their beloved dog Sadie.


Valerie Miller, CNP

Valerie Miller, CNP - athma, allergies and immunology specialist Valerie Miller, CNP (Certified Nurse Practitioner), is a nationally board-certified family nurse practitioner with experience in allergy, asthma, immunology, family medicine, and critical care. Valerie earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and her Master of Science from the Ohio State University. Valerie is currently an active member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as well as the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses.

Valerie’s considerable experience as both a Family Practitioner and a critical care nurse gives her a broad knowledge base, allowing her to expertly treat patients of all ages and medical complexities. She has been trained in the care of allergy, asthma and immunology patients under the direction of Dr. Summit Shah and Dr. Gital Patel, as well as by world-renowned experts at the national conference of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.  She is passionate about providing comprehensive care and education to patients and their families.

Valerie lives in Clintonville with her husband, their three unruly cats, and their canine prodigy Sebastian. She enjoys gardening, traveling, and cooking.


Melissa Blain, CNP

Melissa Blain, CNP - athma, allergies and immunology specialist Melissa Blain, CNP (Certified Nurse Practitioner), is a nationally board-certified family nurse practitioner with experience in a variety of fields, including allergy, asthma, pediatrics, and critical care.  She earned her Master of Science in Nursing at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.  Melissa is also an active member of the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses as well as the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.   She also attended the national conference of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.

 Melissa trained extensively with Dr.  Summit Shah and Dr. Gital Patel in the field of allergy, asthma, and immunology.  With her extensive knowledge in family health and critical care, Melissa is able to provide extraordinary, comprehensive care to patients of all ages. 

Melissa currently lives in the outlying Columbus area.  She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, cooking, and the outdoors. 

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