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What is a Board Certified Allergist?

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Feb 16, 2017 4:47:08 PM
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You’re sick of your allergies! All the staying inside. You're take all the medications you can find and your primary provider prescribes. Yet still the itchy, runny, plugged up, sneezy and can’t breath keeps on and on. Maybe its time to see a board certified allergist.

Why A Board Certified Allergist?

Board Certified Allergists are the best choice for allergy and asthma problems because they provide you relief. Outcomes for asthma and allergy control are better with a board certified allergist than using your primary provider. Getting the right diagnosis and treatment plan leads to feeling better and this is often with fewer medications and less cost long term.

What Does “Board Certified Allergist” Really Mean?

A Board Certified Allergies has proven they know Allergies and Asthma. They passed the test given by the American Board of Allergy & Immunology. That was after medical school, internal medicine or pediatric residency, and then a combined adult and pediatric allergy fellowship (9 years after college) were all completed. To remain certified the Allergist must continue an ongoing learning program that includes their knowledge and outcome results.

Any licensed provider can legally provide treatments for allergy. Only physicians certified by the American Board of Allergy & Immunology (ABAI) are Board Certified Allergists.

Three Steps To Relieve & Fix Allergies

A More Personalized Approach

The allergist will review your medical history and give you a physical examination. You will receive allergy and/or breathing tests. Your results will help the doctor develop a personalized treatment plan for your allergy or asthma issues. This treatment plan usually includes:

  • Strategies for avoiding or eliminating the triggers for your allergies
  • Recommendations for what type of medications will relief your allergy symptoms
  • Educating you on how to take an active part in controlling your allergies or asthma
  • Options to become less allergic (immunotherapy), resulting in fewer symptoms and less medication use.

When you need an allergist in the Sioux Falls area, Dakota Allergy & Asthma is ready to help.

To verify your physician is a Board Certified Allergist, visit https://www.abai.org/

 

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