An allergist/immunologist (commonly called an allergist) is a physician trained to prevent, diagnose, treat, and manage various allergic diseases and immunologic disorders. These conditions may include allergic reactions to animals, insects, foods, and various other substances.
Medical problems that may be treated also include:
- Allergy shots
- Food allergies
- Hay fever
- Immune disorders that cause infections
Allergists are trained to evaluate and diagnose patients using a variety of tools including detailed interviews, evaluation of environmental factors, physical examinations, and a broad range of laboratory tests. Once the problem is identified, an allergist can provide patients with a greatly improved quality of life through treatment, education, and preventive measures designed to protect the patient’s health.
Slidell Memorial Hospital Physicians Network offers you access to a highly trained and knowledgeable allergist to meet your family’s unique allergy and immunology needs.