About an Allergist/Immunologist

An allergist/immunologist​ is a physician specially trained to manage and treat allergies, asthma, and immune disorders.

Becoming and allergist/immunologist requires completion of at least nine years of training that includes:

  • Four years of medical school and graduating with a medical degree.

  • Three years of training in internal medicine (to become an internist) or pediatrics (to become a pediatrician).

  • Once physicians have finished training in one of above specialties, they must pass the exam of either the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) or the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).

  • At least an additional two years of study, called a fellowship, in an allergy/immunology training program.

  • Allergist/immunologists who are listed as ABAI-certified have successfully passed the certifying examination of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI), following their fellowship. 

As a result of this extensive study and training, allergists/immunologists can help:

  • Reduce how often patients need to stay home from work or school due to symptoms.

  • Reduce visits to emergency rooms.

  • Better able to daily manage their allergies and asthma.

If you are enrolled in a managed care organization, your insurer will have a specific set of guidelines that help your primary care physician decide when to refer you to an allergist/immunologist.

Once referred, the allergist/immunologist will work
to accurately diagnose your condition by:
  • Taking a thorough patient history, including information about your symptoms, family history, and home and work environments.

  • Conducting allergy skin testing and any other needed tests.

  • Combining specific information from your history and tests, the allergist/immunologist will be able to make an accurate diagnosis.

to help prevent symptoms based on the diagnosis by developing an appropriate management plan.

  • Will prescribe the most cost-effective treatment, including recommendations for particular medications and/or devices, and any needed environmental control measures.

  • Will also show you how and when to use them.

Are you suffering from Allergies? Common Allergy symptoms are: 

  • Runny Nose, Stuffy Nose, Sneezing

  • Wheezing, Shortness of Breath, 

  • Cough

  • Rashes

  • Fatigue

  • Headache

  • Nausea and Vomiting

If you still have questions about an allergist/immunologist please click the button down below

Phone

(856) 797-8886

1 Eves Dr, Suite 109
Marlton, NJ 08053
USA

Fax

(856) 797-1149

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