Allergy and Immunology - Specialist Visit

This is an office visit with a healthcare provider who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies and disorders of the immune system.




This is an office visit with a healthcare provider who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies and disorders of the immune system.



This is an office visit with a healthcare provider who has special training in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies and disorders of the immune system. This specialty is known as allergy and immunology.

  • An allergist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies or allergic reactions. Some examples of conditions treated by this type of specialist include hay fever, allergy-related asthma and allergies to insect stings and medications.
  • An immunologist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the immune system.

Your primary care physician is in the best position to coordinate your health care needs and help you make the best decisions regarding your healthcare. Therefore, it is usually best to start with your primary care provider before you see a specialist.

  • If you are referred to a specialist, check to make sure they are an in-network provider.
  • Although a specialist is an expert in their field, you know your preferences and your body better than anyone else.
  • Therefore, make sure you are an active participant in the decisions made about your healthcare. This is known as shared decision-making.

What questions should I ask the specialist?

  • Do I need any special tests? What are the benefits and risks of having the tests?
  • Will the tests change your treatment recommendations? If not, is there a need for them?
  • Can my symptoms be controlled with medications? If so, are there Tier 1 or Tier 2 medications on my Prescription Drug List that I should take?
  • How long will I need to take the medication? What are the side effects of the medications?

Source UHC.com

Also known as:

Specialist
Office Visit
Immunology
Consultation
Allergy and Immunology - Specialist Visit
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