Allergist/immunologists are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies, asthma and other diseases of the immune system. Allergists have completed medical school, at least three years of residency in pediatrics or internal medicine, then at least two years of specialized training in allergy and immunology. To be board certified, they must pass an examination and regularly attend continuing medical education programs in allergy and immunology.
Source: MedlinePlus and American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
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- American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
- This website has an information section on conditions and treatments, and a "Virtual Allergist" symptom checker to help you and your family understand allergies.
- Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
- Includes information on various topics related to allergies and asthma. Also allows you to send a question to an allergist through an "Ask the Allergist" feature.
- American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
- Check out this site for information about how an allergist practices medicine, along with resources for patients.