Allergy & Immunology

Our physicians in this specialty treat patients with allergies and immune system problems. An allergy occurs when your body reacts negatively to something that is not typically harmful.

The immune system is the body's way of preventing illness, which is weakened in some people due to illness, medication, or other factors.

Conditions We Treat

Allergists – doctors specializing in treating allergies – provide comprehensive care and treatment for a wide range of allergy-related conditions including:

  • Asthma
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Ear infections
  • Eczema
  • Hives
  • Nasal congestion
  • Rashes
  • Sinusitis

Diagnosing Allergies

Before your doctor can provide an appropriate treatment or recommendation for handling your allergy-related condition, a diagnosis for your specific allergy is needed. Your doctor may do this with:

  • Skin patch testing
  • Journaling – Keeping track of symptoms and irritations to determine the root cause
  • Physical exam
  • Review of medical history

Following a diagnosis, your doctor will find a treatment plan or medication that will be best for your condition.