How to Choose an Allergist

H. Farhadian, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.A.A.A.A.I.
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If you have been to other physicians, tried both prescription and non-prescription drugs without much success, it is time for you to visit an allergist. The allergist you select should be one who has a reputation for listening carefully to his patients. He should spend enough time with each patient to diagnose the cause of his/her allergies and establish a treatment program that will provide the relief he/she yearns for. Your allergist should seek a treatment program that uses the least amount of medication possible. He should make use of natural remedies rather than prescription drugs whenever possible.

Many of our patients come to us after having been treated by other physicians many times. Often, we discover they were given prescriptions that provided only temporary relief along with unwanted side effects.

When you are choosing a physician to diagnose and treat your allergies, why not start with an allergist rather than a physician who only occasionally treats allergies? Allergists possess the education and experience to get you the best results. This is because allergists do not just look at the results of allergy testing but also consider their patients' past and present history and take a physical exam before drawing conclusions concerning the diagnosis appropriate treatment program. Also, most allergists will make the formula and serum themselves. This is more advantageous because labs make serum without ever seeing the patient or knowing anything about him other than the analysis of his blood test results. Furthermore, blood tests are not sufficient for the diagnosis. Somethings blood tests results are misleading, whereas skin tests combined with blood tests provide the checks and balances necessary to ensure the right diagnosis.