Why See a Board-Certified Allergist?
A board-certified allergist is a specialist who meets the highest nationally recognized standards of education and expertise in the fields of allergy, asthma, and immunology. Dr. Carlos Piniella, MD has over 35 years of experience and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Adult and Pediatric Asthma, Allergy and Immunology. For more information, contact us today at Piniella Asthma + Allergy or book an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Coral Gables FL and Palmetto Bay FL.
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Allergic reactions are common in the United States. These reactions affect millions of people each year. Most allergic reactions are caused by the environment or foods, but some people have severe allergies to animals or insects. People who have allergies suffer from skin rashes, hives, hay fever, eczema, and more. Treating allergies is a difficult process, but it’s important to talk to a board-certified allergist. Allergists can help you determine if you have allergies and recommend the best treatment plan for you.
The treatment plan for allergies depends on the type of allergy you have and how severe your reaction is. Milder allergic reactions can be treated with antihistamines or immunotherapy injections. Sneezing pills contain corticosteroids that reduce swelling and itching. However, some doctors prescribe epinephrine injections for life-threatening allergic reactions. This injection works by constricting blood flow and reducing the risk of anaphylaxis. Allergists are experts at treating people with allergies and can help them stay safe at all times.
Allergists are also able to identify different types of allergies and treat them appropriately. For example, bee and cat allergies are common but rarely life-threatening. However, a severe reaction to these allergens can cause anaphylaxis, which is a life-threatening allergic reaction to animal dander and venom. Allergists are also able to treat food allergies– especially childhood food allergies that can cause severe eczema in children. Every sufferer of allergies is unique; a board-certified allergist knows how to treat your unique case of allergies and keep you safe at all times.
Most allergic reactions are mild and can be treated with over-the-counter medication. However, serious allergic reactions can be life-threatening. Allergies affect the respiratory system, so sufferers of certain allergies – such as hay fever or pet allergies – are at greater risk for life-threatening respiratory reactions. Additionally, anaphylactic reactions are severe reactions that can cause death if not treated immediately. Allergies affect both the skin and the cardiovascular system, so sufferers should remain vigilant for both types of allergic reactions.
While all allergic reactions aren’t dangerous, severe ones can be life-threatening. Being aware of your allergy symptoms helps you stay safe when dealing with allergic reactions. Board-certified allergists understand how to treat different types of allergies and keep their patients safe at all times. Anyone who suffers from severe allergy symptoms should seek out a board-certified allergist as soon as possible!
A board-certified allergist is a specialist who meets the highest nationally recognized standards of education and expertise in the fields of allergy, asthma, and immunology.
All licensed physicians are licensed to practice medicine, which is the minimum requirement for providing medical services. Board certification, on the other hand, is a voluntary process that goes beyond general medical certification.
The path to professional recognition in the discipline of allergology/immunology is long. Allergists first undergo training to be licensed to practice medicine. A prerequisite for doing so is at least seven years of training and continuing education beyond a bachelor’s degree. After completing a four-year medical degree, allergists spend another three to four years specializing in internal medicine, pediatrics, or both. At this point, the doctor usually receives a license to practice medicine.
Allergists then undergo an additional two to three years of formal training in an ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education)-accredited academic fellowship program dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases, asthma, and immunodeficiency. After all of this training, allergists can opt for board certification from the American Board of Allergy and Immunology—the benchmark for expertise and expertise in their field.
Since then, many board-certified allergists/immunologists have chosen to participate in the ongoing “Maintenance of Board Certification.”
This formal and lengthy training process is necessary to develop the expertise needed to provide optimal care for allergy and asthma patients. By becoming board-certified, allergists demonstrate a commitment to excellence and expertise in their field, which translates to state-of-the-art, evidence-based care.
When doctors start practicing, they must obtain a license to practice medicine. A licensed doctor can prescribe medicines and diagnose diseases. Authentication works differently. They are a voluntary allowance that assures you that healthcare providers have been trained to the highest standards.
Healthcare providers seeking board certification go beyond the usual requirements of practicing medicine so they can provide a higher level of specialized care. Whether you’re dealing with seasonal summer or fall allergies, or a hard-to-recognize food allergy, a board-certified allergist can help you move forward.
At Piniella Asthma + Allergy, we offer dependable and comfortable care for a positive experience every time. Our team is experienced, and knowledgeable, and will get you the answers that you’re looking for in a timely and professional manner. If you’d like to book an appointment with our allergist, contact us here or book online for an appointment. We’re always happy to answer any questions that you may have so please feel free to reach out to us! We serve patients from Coral Gables FL, Palmetto Bay FL, Westchester FL, Brownsville FL, Kendall FL, Pinecrest FL, Richmond West FL, and Goulds FL.