Carolina Asthma & Allergy Center

Services

We are pleased to offer a vast array of allergy and asthma evalutions and treatment options in our eight area centers. All our physicians are board-certified in allergy and asthma and are trained in the latest advances in food, drug and insect allergies as well as the treatment of asthma related symptoms.

What does it mean to be a Board-Certified Allergist?

Certification by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI) provides assurance and confidence that an Allergist/Immunologist has successfully completed an accredited educational program and evaluation process, including a secure, proctored examination.

Only those physicians who have completed a residency in Internal Medicine and/or Pediatrics plus a 2-3 year fellowship in Allergy/Immunology are entitled to take the ABAI certification examination.

Many doctors that report allergy as their subspecialty have not completed subspecialty fellowship training in allergy/immunology and are NOT certified by the American Board of Allergy/Immunology.

ABAI certification assures that the physician possesses the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to provide the highest quality of patient care in allergy and immunology. The ABAI believes that all allergists/ immunologists should have a fundamental knowledge of the biological science basic to this discipline, and the ABAI is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of the standards of knowledge required for certification.

All Carolina Asthma & Allergy Center physicians are board certified in Allergy and Immunology which equips us with the necessary tools to provide the best possible care for you and your family. Additionally, our physicians are certified in Internal Medicine and/or Pediatrics.

What is Immunotherapy?

Desensitization immunotherapy is a treatment plan that improves allergy/asthma symptom severity, reduces medication use, can stop the development of new allergies in the future and may prevent the progression to asthma.

Desensitization immunotherapy can be administered subcutaneously (allergy shots). Individualized diagnosis and treatment plans determine which type of desensitization is best for you. Immunotherapy can lead to long lasting relief of allergy symptoms even after treatment is discontinued.