Board Certified Allergist / Immunologist
An allergist/immunologist, often referred to as an allergist, is a physician specially trained to manage and treat allergies, asthma and immune system disorders.
After finishing medical school, they do three years of training in internal medicine or pediatrics. Then, they must complete a two-year fellowship in the specialty of Allergy/Immunology in an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited program. After this, they become eligible for board certification.
Allergist/immunologists who are listed as ABAI-certified or board-certified have passed the certifying examination of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI).
Allergist/immunologists have a specialized training, experience and knowledge in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of immune system disorders such as asthma, allergies and immune deficiency disorders.
The focus of allergist/immunologists is working to eliminate the causes of allergic symptoms by decreasing inflammation. This is done by formulating a plan with the patient to determine the triggers of their allergy, help teach avoidance measures, prescribe medications and possible use of allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) to decrease the allergic response.
At The Allergy Group, all our physician allergists have graduated from an ACGME Allergy /Immunology program and are ABAI board-certified.