Allergy/Immunology physicians at Group Health specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of allergic and immunologic diseases.
Allergies occur when a patient’s immune system reacts to a foreign substance such as pollen, bee venom or pet dander. These foreign substances, called allergens, can also include dust mites, molds and certain foods. Physicians determine a patient’s allergies by skin and/or blood tests.
Immunotherapy is a series of allergy shots, injections of purified allergen extracts. These are usually given over a period of a few years.
Meet Group Health's allergy/immunology physicians.
Disorders treated include:
- Medication allergies
- Food allergies
- Hay fever
- Chronic cough
- Chronic sinus infection, prolonged colds or bronchitis
- Allergic eye disease
Expertise in Allergies/Immunology
Two Group Health physicians specialize in allergy/immunology. The department has expertise in:
- Allergic rhinitis
- Food, medication and latex allergies
- Hay fever
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