Immunologist Questions and Answers
At The Allergy & Asthma Centers, our board-certified immunologists are proud to help patients who are dealing with allergies or asthma. For more information, call us now. We have 3 convenient locations to serve you.
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Whether you have chronic allergies, asthma, or your immune system is in disarray, you may benefit from seeing an immunologist for effective treatment and management of your symptoms. Immunologists are trained in treating allergies with skill and expertise. At The Allergy & Asthma Center, our immunologists have a wealth of experience and expertise when it comes to providing first-class treatment of allergies.
An Allergist Immunologist specializes in evaluating, diagnosing, treating, and managing allergies and disorders within the immune system. As such, they have expertise in treating numerous conditions, ranging from common to rare, involving several organ systems, and affecting patients of any age.
After earning a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree, Allergist Immunologist complete four years of medical school, followed by three years of training in a pediatric or internal medicine residency, a certification exam with the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) or American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), and two years in an immunology and allergy fellowship. After their two years in an immunology and allergy fellowship, Allergist Immunologists are eligible to become board-certified by passing the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI) certification exam.
Our Allergist Immunologist at The Allergy & Asthma Center have board-certifications in both pediatrics and allergy and immunology. As such, they have all the requisite training, experience, and expertise to provide high-quality allergy and immunology care to patients of any age. We are also proud to have certified nurse practitioners with specialties in family medicine and allergy and immunology.
Your immune system functions like your body’s military or defense system, protecting it from various attackers and invaders, such as harmful bacteria, viruses, or fungi. However, conditions that involve disorder within the immune system, so that the immune system either attacks itself or substances that are not harmful to the body, are becoming increasingly common.
While a primary care doctor may be able to provide basic care for such disorders within the immune system, an immunologist will be able to exercise a greater degree of expertise with treatment, evaluation, and management of immune system disorders, allergies, or asthma.
While immune system disorders can be difficult to identify or diagnose, your primary care doctor may refer you to an immunologist if initial treatment methods fail to improve your symptoms. With that said, some common symptoms of immune system disorders include the following:
– Abdominal pain
– Difficulty concentrating
– Digestive issues
– Enlarged spleen
– Hair loss
– Numbness or tingling felt in the hands and feet
– Recurring fever
– Recurrent infections that are resistant to treatment
– Skin rashes
– Swollen lymph glands
– Weight loss
Immunologists have expertise and training in treating a broad range of allergies including the following:
– Drug allergies
– Food allergies
– Insect allergies
– Nasal or sinus allergies
– Skin allergies
– Spring allergies
At The Allergy & Asthma Center, we are proud to provide treatment for the above conditions and disorders.
If you are dealing with allergies or asthma, our immunologists at The Allergy & Asthma Center can provide excellent treatment and management of your symptoms! For an appointment, we welcome you to call us or schedule an appointment through our website. We serve patients from Lawrenceville GA, Atlanta GA, Conyers GA, Suwanee GA, Duluth GA, Grayson GA, Decatur GA, Brookhaven GA, Lithonia GA and Covington GA.