About the Specialty
The specialty of Allergy-Immunology is a unique medical field that encompasses a broad array of diagnoses, ranging from nasal and sinus problems and severe food or bee sting allergy to recurrent infections due to sinus disease and immune deficiency. Asthma is an important medical problem diagnosed and treated by allergy specialists because most individuals with this disorder have underlying allergy. Researchers in this discipline have made and continue to make significant contributions to the knowledge of the basic mechanisms of this disease. New methods of treatment are being developed by Allergists-Immunologists for a number of allergic disorders including asthma. Diagnostic and management protocols for asthma and other allergic disorders are developed by members of this specialty.
To be a board certified allergist, one must earn a degree in medicine, and then complete a three year training program and gain board certification in either internal medicine or pediatrics. After this general medical training, a board certified allergist must then complete a two to three year training program in pediatric and adult allergy-immunology. After passing board examinations, the allergy-immunology specialist is trained and experienced in both pediatric and adult asthma, allergy and immunology care.
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"Improving the quality of life of children and adults through the art and science of
asthma and allergy care"