What is Allergy & Immunology Specialty?

The field of Allergy & Immunology specializes in treating conditions that are caused by a dysfunction in the immune system. Increased activity of certain immune cells can give rise to allergic diseases like asthma, eczema and allergic rhinitis (hay fever). A decrease or deficiency of certain immune cells can give rise to immunodeficiency disorders which manifest primarily as recurrent infections. An allergist/immunologist (physician) can evaluate for and treat these conditions.

We diagnose and treat the following conditions in patients:

  • Allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
  • Angioedema (Swelling episodes)
  • Aspirin-exacerbated Respiratory Disease
  • Asthma
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Drug allergy
  • Eczema
  • Eosinophilia
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Food allergy
  • Mast Cell Disorders
  • Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders (i.e. Common variable immunodeficiencies)
  • Sinusitis
  • Urticaria (Hives)
  • Venom allergy
Our Services

During your visit, our allergist/immunologist will review your history and symptoms to establish an appropriate diagnostic and/or treatment plan.

Allergy diagnostic testing may include:

  • Skin testing to foods
  • Aeroallergen
  • Antibiotics (Penicillin)
  • Bee venom
  • Patch testing

Drug and food challenges may also be recommended depending on the history and results of diagnostic testing. What’s the difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance? Learn here

Immunotherapy

Allergen immunotherapy to aeroallergens and bee venom (allergy shots) are also available.