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An allergist/ immunologist (commonly referred to as an allergist) is a physician specially trained to diagnose, treat and manage allergies, asthma and immunologic disorders including primary immunodefeciency disorders. These conditions range from the very common to the very rare, spanning all ages and encompassing various organ systems. 

An allergist is a highly trained medical doctor who has achieved the following level of education:

  • Four year Baccalaureate degree
  • Four year Doctorate of Medicine
  • Three year hospital based fully accredited residency in either Internal Medicine or Pediatrics
  • Two to three year hospital based fully accredited fellowship in Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

Physicians who have achieved this level of training are the only physicians eligible to become certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology.

Allergist / immunologists listed as ABAI-certified have successfully passed the certifying examination of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI). Many of these individuals have achieved the rank of Fellow within the AAAAI or ACAAI.  When you see “FAAAAI” or “FACAAI” alongside the designation of “MD” you know that your allergist / immunologist has met many of the highest standards in the field.

An allergist is trained to find the source of your symptoms, treat it and help you feel healthy.