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Do pediatric allergist only focus on allergy issues?

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Dr. Jennifer Diabo
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Pediatric allergists specialize in the treatment of allergy issues, as well as asthma, eczema, and urticaria.
Allergists are able to perform a multitude of tests to determine what the source is of issues your child may be having.

In brief: No

Pediatric allergists specialize in the treatment of allergy issues, as well as asthma, eczema, and urticaria.
Allergists are able to perform a multitude of tests to determine what the source is of issues your child may be having.
Dr. Jennifer Diabo
Dr. Jennifer Diabo
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Much more

Pediatric allergists are trained to diagnose and treat allergies (environmental, food, drug, latex, stinging insect), asthma, chronic cough, eczema, hives and angioedema, anaphylaxis, and immunologic disorders including primary immune deficiency where children have recurrent infections.

In brief: Much more

Pediatric allergists are trained to diagnose and treat allergies (environmental, food, drug, latex, stinging insect), asthma, chronic cough, eczema, hives and angioedema, anaphylaxis, and immunologic disorders including primary immune deficiency where children have recurrent infections.
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Scope of practice

Most do, but some practice a fair amount of general pediatrics along with their specialty.
To find out, call the office and ask the staff. They will be happy to tell you which way their doctor practices and what types of patients s/he sees. All pediatric allergists have to be board-certified pediatricians before they become allergists.

In brief: Scope of practice

Most do, but some practice a fair amount of general pediatrics along with their specialty.
To find out, call the office and ask the staff. They will be happy to tell you which way their doctor practices and what types of patients s/he sees. All pediatric allergists have to be board-certified pediatricians before they become allergists.
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