Allergists are able to diagnose patients with respect to having allergic, non-allergic or mixed symptoms, and breathing difficulties. Appropriate therapy can therefore be recommended in consideration with patient needs.
Allergists can customize immunotherapy (allergy injection serum), which in studies has shown to be more effective clinically than low dose IT often used by general practice physicians who practice allergy.
Allergists recommend avoidance measures, which is an important part in the overall prevention and treatment of allergy.
Allergists improve quality of life and reduce health care costs.
Allergists are either internists, pediatricians, or medical/pediatric physicians who do a subspecialty fellowship in allergy and immunology.