Why See a Specialist?
Dr. Jones is specially trained in asthma and allergy treatment, knows the most modern research, and utilizes the most modern techniques. Research shows that specialist care results in fewer hospitalizations, emergency room visits, missed work days and missed school days for those dealing with allergies and asthma. Care from Dr. Jones can free you from future financial burdens.
According to a Mayo Clinic study, a visit to an allergist/immunologist can significantly improve patient care following emergency department (ED) referrals. Health records for 573 emergency department patients who had met anaphylaxis diagnostic criteria were reviewed. The researchers found that, among the 217 patients who followed up with an allergist/immunologist, 35 percent of those patients had an alteration in the diagnosis or suspected trigger after allergy/immunology follow up.
“The allergist has the expertise to obtain a detailed allergy history, coordinate laboratory and allergy testing, evaluate the benefits and risks of therapeutic options and counsel the patient on avoidance measures.”
The article was published on September 22, 2014 in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, an official journal of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI).