Allergy Care at Reliant Medical Group
Expert diagnosis and treatment to help you deal with allergy problems
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Millions of Americans suffer from troublesome allergies that can trigger sneezing, wheezing, coughing and skin reactions. Fortunately, with proper care and management those suffering from allergies can relieve their symptoms and lead normal and productive lives.
Allergies are actually diseases of the immune system that cause an overreaction to substances known as allergens. Over time our bodies can become allergic to many different substances from pollen in the air to different foods. Allergies are sometimes linked to chronic respiratory illnesses such as asthma and sinusitis, as well as other illnesses.
At Reliant Medical Group, we are dedicated to practicing the full scope of allergy treatment including treatment for asthma, hay fever, food allergies, hive reactions, bee sting allergies, eczema and other problems. Our physicians believe in tailoring treatment to the specific allergens that a patient's body is reacting to. For this reason we offer a number of tests, including both scratch and intradermal skin testing, to detect subtle allergies or multiple allergens that could be causing problems.
Treatments offered will be based on your allergy tests, medical history, and allergy symptoms. Before deciding on a course of action, your physician will discuss different treatment strategies with you including avoidance of allergens, medication options and immunotherapy (allergy shots).
Reliant Medical Group partners with St. Vincent Hospital to offer patients the Asthma Care Center. The Asthma Care Center features a special treatment room staffed by physicians and nurses that provides the same kind of care offered in a hospital emergency room. The Center also offers an Asthma Clinic for patients recently diagnosed with asthma. Attending the Asthma Clinic is an ideal way to learn more about asthma and the best ways to prevent and treat asthma attacks. Patients also have the opportunity to interact with a number of specialists including an allergist, pulmonologist, and nurses who specialize in treating asthma.
Whether you need care for a seasonal allergy or a more serious condition such as asthma, at Reliant Medical Group you will find highly trained clinicians and a caring, supportive environment dedicated to helping you.
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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology