An allergist/immunologist (commonly referred to as an allergist) is a physician specifically trained to diagnose, treat and manage allergies, asthma and immunologic disorders including primary immunodeficiency disorders
. These conditions may range from the very common to the very rare; symptoms can affect various organ systems and be present in every age group.
In the U.S. becoming an allergist requires an additional nine years of training beyond a bachelor's degree. After obtaining a medical degree, our physicians were then required to train for another 3 years in either internal medicine or pediatrics, which they are then required to pass either of the exams for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) or the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). They continue with an additional two years of study, called a fellowship, in allergy/immunology training program. By passing the certifying examination of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI) our physicians are able to bring you expert care and up to date treatments.
Here at Allergy & Asthma of NWPA our physicians will use their expertise, along with your help, to diagnose and treatment asthma, allergy and immunology conditions, resulting in an improvement in your daily quality of life.