An allergist is a pediatric and/or internal medicine physician who has undergone at least two additional years of specialized training in Allergy & Immunology.
No other physician specialty has this level of expertise in treating patients with these conditions.
When a person has an allergic reaction, it means their immune system mistakenly believes a substance is harmful and responds by trying to eliminate it. Allergic reactions can be mild, like a runny nose, or in rare cases, cause difficulty breathing, swelling of the throat and tongue, or even loss of consciousness.
While allergic disorders are very common, they are also very complex and require detailed care from a specialist. Our allergy & immunology doctor provides consultation, testing, treatment and continuing care for allergies and allergic conditions, plus testing and treatment for disorders of the immune system.
Dr. Maria (Mima) Petrick assumed the leadership of Allergy & Asthma Adult and Pediatric Medical Group of the Redwoods on January 5, 2015. Dr. Petrick is a board-certified allergist and a rare Fellow of both the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (FACAAI, FAAAAI). She is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Prior to her arrival, from 2007-2014 she served as both a partner and board-certified allergist in Louisville, KY at one of the nation's leading allergy, asthma, and immunology groups. Prior to that, she had practiced as an allergist in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Dr. Petrick and her family, which includes husband John and their two dogs Zack and Zoe, reside in Sonoma County and enjoy an active outdoor-oriented lifestyle that includes travel, hiking, and the culinary arts.
AMA Physicians Recognition Award 2016
Fellow, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Fellow, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Past-President, Greater Louisville Allergy Society