Allergy and Clinical Immunology
An allergist is a physician specially trained to diagnose and treat allergies and related conditions. Allergists are internal medicine doctors who completed additional years of specialized training to treat these problems. All Scott & White allergists have passed the certifying examinations of the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) or the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) as well as the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI).
Allergists are trained in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of immune system problems such as allergies, asthma, recurring infections, hives and swelling, sinus problems, chronic coughing and other related problems. A trained allergist/immunologist can diagnosis and provide appropriate treatment for your condition and increase your understanding of your symptoms.
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Your insurance carrier may require a referral through your primary care physician's office. If you are unsure about your coverage, please contact your insurance provider directly.
What happens at my allergist appointment?
Your visit begins like most other physician visits. You will provide past and current health information including the medications you are taking. The allergist will take an additional detailed, problem-focused oral history and perform an appropriate directed examination.
You may be asked to perform one or more breathing tests by breathing into pulmonary testing equipment.
Depending on your symptoms, the allergist may recommend allergy testing on your back and/or arms in the clinic, special blood tests, x-ray studies of your lungs or sinuses, and possibly additional breathing tests.
Some routine x-rays may be performed in the clinic during your visit, while detailed x-rays (such as CT scans or special pulmonary tests) might be scheduled for a future date. Your evaluation and treatment recommendations may be completed in one visit, or you may need to return when additional test results become available. Certain challenging symptoms may require multiple visits.
- American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Patient and Consumer Center
- American College of Allergy Information for Patients
- The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network
- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Lung Information for Patients and the General Public
- National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease Health Information
- National Allergy Bureau (National Pollen Counts)
- Texas Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society