Allergy and Immunology

The goal of the Allergy & Immunology Department is to improve the quality of life for patients suffering from allergic diseases. Our team ensures co-management between the primary care provider and our allergists/immunologists or ongoing care by the specialists.

Allergy and Immunology

Conditions We Treat

  • Anaphylaxis (severe, life-threatening allergic reactions)
  • Asthma
  • Allergic rhinitis/sinusitis (hay fever)
  • Cough
  • Drug allergy
  • Eczema
  • Food allergy
  • Insect allergy
  • Primary immune deficiency
  • Urticaria and angioedema (hives and swelling)

Outpatient Procedures

  • Allergy testing (skin, in-vitro)
  • History-allergy test correlation
  • Environmental control instructions
  • Inhalant immunotherapy
  • Immunomodulator therapy (e.g. anti-IgE, IVIG)
  • Venom immunotherapy
  • Food and drug challenges
  • Drug desensitization
  • Evaluation of immune competence
  • Education (disease, medications, monitoring)
  • Management of chronic or recurrent conditions where allergy is not always identified: rhinosinusitis and conjunctivitis (hay fever), asthma, cough, urticaria/angioedema (hives and swelling), eczema, anaphylaxis

Why We Are Different

With so much information and misinformation available to patients through the media, our allergists/immunologists use an evidenced-based approach to cut through the noise and provide clear, accurate information for patients. Using extensive history-taking, appropriate testing and interpretation, the Westmed physicians work with our patients to customize a plan that is right for you.

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