What is an Allergist/Immunologist

An Allergist and Immunologist physician is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of allergic disease and asthma. They complete 4 years of medical school,     complete a general residency in internal medicine or pediatrics and must pass an exam to become Board Certified.  Following this residency, these doctors spend two additional years of training, which is called a Fellowship, learning about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of immune system problems such a as asthma and other allergic conditions.

Upon completion of an Allergy/Immunology Fellowship the doctor can practice Allergy and Immunology and can become a certified Allergist after passing another exam sponsored by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology.

Allergists and Immunologists are specialists who can treat: 

  • Asthma
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Atopic dermatitis or eczema
  • Food allergies
  • Hives or urticarial
  • Immune deficiencies
  • Sinus problems

Patient Population 

Allergists typically treat both adults and children with asthma and allergies.

Advantages of being treated by an Allergist/Immunologist: 

An allergist can assist in getting better control of a patient’s asthma. Other advantages include:

  • Better quality of care compared to a primary care physician
  • Improved quality of life and patient satisfaction related to asthma
  • Access to specific testing such as skin testing and treatment with allergy shots and immunotherapy
  • Patients treated by allergists are less likely to be admitted to the hospital, need an Emergency Department visit and treatment, require oral steroids or overuse their rescue inhaler



Beginning Wednesday, March 25th, AAIR of Charlotte's clinic and shot hours will CHANGE to the following:

Monday- Thursday 7:30-2:30
Fridays: 7:30-12:30
Last Shot given: 2:10 & 12:10 on Fridays
2nd & 4th Saturday of the month 8:30-1:30
Last shot given: 1:10

Monday & Wednesday 7:30-2:30
Last Shot given: 2:10

Monday- Thursday 7:30-2:30
Fridays: 7:30-12:30
Last Shot given: 2:10 & 12:10 on Fridays
1st & 3rd Saturday's of the month 8:30-1:30
Last shot given: 1:10

Thank you for understanding during these ever-changing times and please stay safe! If you have any questions, please call our office at 704-910-1402 ext 320