Choosing an Allergist
Allergies affect millions of people, some more than others. When your symptoms cause you to miss school or work, or if they are interfering with your ability to sleep well, you should see an allergist. A Los Angeles allergy doctor can perform tests to isolate the things that trigger an allergic reaction so that the treatment can be tailored to counter them. Choosing an allergist to partner with you is an important step towards regaining your ability to live symptom free or as close as possible to that ideal.
An allergist is a physician who has earned a medical degree which includes a three year residency program in pediatrics or internal medicine. Allergists then go on to complete further study in immunology with an emphasis on asthma and allergy.
Dr. Aminpour is highly trained in allergy and asthma conditions and is additionally a board certified ear nose and throat doctor. He has helped countless asthma and allergy patients return to a healthy lifestyle free of the restrictions placed on them by sensitivities to pollen, pets and other irritants.
What does an allergist do?
Allergists perform testing to isolate what exactly is causing the allergic reaction. Skin testing is the most common test and once results are in, a series of allergy shots can be started which gradually decrease the adverse reactions caused by the specific irritant.
An allergist sees patients who are suffering from asthma which is a condition that restricts the airway making it hard to breathe. Certain irritants trigger this reaction, such as pet dander and pollen.
Other conditions that an allergist treats are allergic reactions such as itching and sneezing, irritated eyes and skin rashes caused when coming into contact with an irritant.More about allergies and treatments
When should I see an allergy specialist?
If your allergies are interfering with school or work or you are unable to sleep soundly, you should book an appointment with Dr. Aminpour. Allergies and asthma can become suddenly worse if left untreated. If you think your symptoms are under control for the most part, you should at least have an assessment. If you have found yourself in an emergency room because of your allergies, you definitely need an allergist who can help you decrease your symptoms.
Will my insurance cover treatment by an allergy doctor?
Most insurance will cover allergy treatment. It is a medical condition that can be life threatening. Dr. Aminpour has staff who will help you determine what your insurance covers for asthma and allergy treatment. If your insurance requires a referral from your doctor, they can help you obtain it. You can also call your insurance company to find out what specifically can be covered by your policy.
Find out how Dr. Aminpour can help
An allergy specialist can make a huge difference in quality of life for patients who have had to alter their activities because of asthma or allergies. As a top allergy doctor located in Los Angeles, Dr. Aminpour has the experience and skill to isolate and treat your specific condition so you can get out and enjoy your life.Contact Dr. Aminpour now