An allergist / immunologist (commonly referred to as an allergist) is a physician specially trained to diagnose, treat and manage allergies, asthma and immunologic disorders including primary immunodeficiency disorders. These conditions range from the very common to the very rare, spanning all ages and encompassing various organ systems.
In the United States, becoming an allergist / immunologist requires at least an additional nine years of training beyond a bachelor’s degree.
After completing medical school and graduating with a medical degree, physicians undergo three years of training in internal medicine or pediatrics. Then those internists and pediatricians interested in becoming an allergist / immunologist have at least an additional two years of study, called a fellowship, in an allergy / immunology training program.
Allergist / immunologists listed as ABAI-certified have successfully passed the certifying examination of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology which means they are board certified. Many of these individuals have achieved the rank of Fellow within the AAAAI and ACAAI. When you see “FAAAAI and/or FACAAI” alongside the designation of “MD” you know that your allergist / immunologist has met many of the highest standards in the field.
Dr Sikka is a board-certified allergist/immunologist and has also achieved the rank of Fellow within the AAAAI, and ACAAI. Call to make an appointment today!
Biologics is an exciting area of medicine which provides life changing therapy for patients suffering from severe uncontrolled asthma, severe nasal polyps, severe atopic
dermatitis, and chronic urticaria (hives).
US Allergy & Asthma is one of the few clinics in the country that provides in-office care with biologic medications. Examples include Xolair, Nucala, Fasenra, Cinqair, Tezspire, Dupixent, IVIG and more!
Biologics target specific inflammatory receptors in the body that are involved in the
disease pathology and by blocking these receptors patients can see a significant
improvement of their disease control that otherwise has not responded to traditional
Call today to see if you qualify!
Allergy immunotherapy is a cornerstone of therapy for an allergy/immunology clinic. It is one of the most helpful treatments in all of medicine.
Allergy immunotherapy is a desensitization technique that significantly reduces the symptoms of seasonal/perennial allergies from pollen as well as indoor allergies from dust mites, and pet dander. There is even allergy immunotherapy for bee, wasp, yellow jacket, hornet, and fire ant insect stings.
There are 2 types of allergy immunotherapy you can choose at US Allergy & Asthma.
Subcutaneous immunotherapy, also called SCIT [pronounced skit], is the traditional allergy shots.
Don’t like the idea of shots? There is a needle-free option called sublingual immunotherapy, also called SLIT, is an under the tongue therapy which can come in the form of drops or tablets.
Call today for an appointment to see what is right for you!