Learn more about Allergy & Immunology Specialists

An allergist-immunologist specializes in caring for people with allergies, asthma, and other diseases of the immune system. Allergists-immunologists with a background in internal medicine take care of adults and those with a background in pediatrics take care of children. Known commonly as allergists, these specialists are highly skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of immune system disorders and in helping people take an active role in preventing and treating allergy symptoms.

An allergist typically:

  • Evaluates a patient’s medical history and educates patients about allergies and other immune system diseases and symptom prevention

  • Performs a physical exam including evaluation of allergy symptoms, breathing, blood pressure, and other vital signs

  • Orders and interprets laboratory and imaging tests and prescribes medications

  • Diagnoses and treats allergies, asthma, and other diseases of the immune system

  • Provides primary care in some cases, such as routine physicals and screening tests

  • Works closely with other medical specialists and healthcare providers to provide optimal care

An allergist-immunologist may also be known by the following names: allergist, allergist and clinical immunologist, allergy doctor, immunologist, asthma specialist, and allergy specialist.

There are 390 specialists practicing Allergy & Immunology in Florida with an overall average rating of 4.1 stars. There are 143 hospitals in Florida with affiliated Allergy & Immunology specialists, including Baptist Hospital Of Miami, South Miami Hospital and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.