Learn more about Allergy & Immunology Specialists and how to choose the right one for you

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 70 specialists practicing Allergy & Immunology in South Carolina with an overall average rating of 4.3 stars. There are 28 hospitals in South Carolina with affiliated Allergy & Immunology specialists, including Trident Medical Center, Greenville Memorial Hospital and Palmetto Health - Palmetto Health Richland.

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