Why See an Allergist?
An allergist has specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of allergic conditions including asthma, sinusitis, seasonal allergies, food allergies and severe allergic reactions.
In the United States, becoming an allergist / immunologist requires at least an additional nine years of training beyond a bachelor’s degree.
After completing medical school, physicians undergo three years of training in internal medicine or pediatrics and pass the exam of either the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) or the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP).
To specialize in Allergy-Immunology, it is next necessary for Internists and Pediatricians to complete an additional two years of study, called a fellowship, in an accredited allergy / immunology training program. They are then qualified to sit for the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI) certification exam. This board certification demonstrates that the Allergist / Immunologist has the knowledge, skills, and experience to provide high-quality care and superior clinical outcomes for patients with allergic and immunologic disorders.
What does an allergist do?
In addition to treating potentially serious consequences of allergies and asthma, allergists also focus on preventative care, ensuring that patients achieve and maintain optimal health and quality of life. They develop management plans and follow patients over time, providing them with the most up to date treatment options available.
It is critical to identify what is causing your symptoms. In many cases, it can be difficult to accurately determine the specific allergic triggers and at times, more than one type of test is required. Allergists have the appropriate tools and understand the intricacies of the various tests and investigations required to diagnose allergies and allergy-related problems.
For more information on the importance of seeing a Board-Certified Allergist, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um06KsA0QRI
Why see an Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Allergist?
All of the physicians at Atlanta Allergy & Asthma are certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and participate in the rigorous Maintenance of Certification program required by this board. This ensures that we continue to provide the most up to date, state of the art care for our patients.
Atlanta Allergy & Asthma is the largest allergy practice in Georgia with 17 offices and 17 board certified allergists. With more than 40 years of serving the Atlanta community—we have grown to be one of the largest and most trusted allergy practices in the country. We are also the only National Allergy Bureau certified pollen counting station in the Atlanta area. Our daily pollen count is based on scientific data and is a trusted resource for media outlets. Individuals receive the daily count in order to better manage their specific allergies. This service is provided free of charge. Sign up here.
We are committed to providing our patients with the best care and resources for their allergies, asthma, food allergies and immune diseases. Take the first step toward improving your health and quality of life. Schedule your appointment today.