Allergist or PCP-Which is the right way to go if you have allergies?
How do you know whether to go to an allergy specialist or your primary care doctor?
Wondering why repeated visits to your Primary Care Physician for allergies and asthma aren’t giving you the relief you hoped for? Asthma and allergies often occur together, resulting in a variety of symptoms ranging from itchy eyes and runny nose to skin reactions, shortness of breath, wheezing, and chest tightness (asthma). This type of allergy-induced asthma can be challenging to manage. If you aren’t finding relief from symptoms with the help of your PCP, a visit to our great allergy and asthma clinic may be just what the doctor ordered (or just what the doctor should order…).
PCPs are a great jumping off point, but an allergy and asthma clinic can help you land safely…
PCPs are trained to help with an array of daily health problems, without specialization in any particular illness, body system, or organ. They are often the first line of care for health issues interrupting your life. Although a great place to start on your healthcare journey, a certified specialist can offer a wider variety of prevention and treatment options for improving your quality of life.
What makes our allergy and asthma clinic so special?
In a word, specialists! The specialists at your local Adult and Pediatric Allergy Associates, P.C. have specialized education and training which allows them to offer further insight into your treatment condition, as well as better management options for keeping your symptoms under control. This includes at least nine years of training and a two year fellowship specifically focused on allergic or lung diseases, as well as training in diagnostics and equipment specifically designed to detect and monitor allergies an asthma, essential tools in addressing these chronic healthcare issues.
When its time to call us…
- You are having difficulty with the daily management of allergy and asthma symptoms.
- You suffer chronic congestion and sinus infections or frequent asthma attacks.
- You frequently struggle to catch your breath or feel chest tightness.
- You often wheeze and cough – especially at night or after exercise.
- You find yourself frequently missing work (and life) as a result of allergy and asthma symptoms.
- You suffer hay fever/allergies several months out of the year.
- OTC medicines are creating unwanted side effects.
- Your difficulty controlling symptoms has resulted in urgent care hospitalization.
- You have other health conditions in addition to asthma.
- You feel like your asthma and allergies are taking over your life.
How we can help you?
- By identifying and helping you avoid allergens such as pollen, dust mites, dander, food and other unique allergy and asthma triggers with the help of allergy tests.
- Immunotherapy (allergy shots).
- Medications specially designed to treat both allergies and asthma.
- Anti-immunoglobulin E (IgE) therapy.
- And more.