Who should see an allergist?
If you have asthma or allergy symptoms that interfere with your daily life, such as sneezing, nasal congestion, coughing or wheezing, a visit to an allergist can be beneficial. An allergist will be able to diagnose and provide treatment options, as well as educate you on how to prevent and manage flare-ups in the future. Under the care of an allergist, most patients will find that their quality of life is greatly improved and they can feel in control of their allergies and asthma, giving them the freedom to live life to the fullest.
What is a Board Certified allergist?
A Board Certified allergist is a physician who attended an accredited medical school, completed a residency in medicine and then completed an additional fellowship or training program in allergy, asthma and immunology. A Board Certified allergist has taken and passed a national board examination in both Internal Medicine as well as in Allergy and Immunology, making him or her a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of asthma, allergies, and other immune system conditions. A Board Certified doctor must continue his or her medical education through yearly classes and seminars. By choosing a Board Certified allergist for your care, you are choosing an expert.