Allergy and Immunology
Whether it’s hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, a bee sting allergy or a skin rash (eczema), Pacific Medical Centers’ allergy specialists treat conditions in which the body’s immune system reacts abnormally to a substance.
We treat patients with a wide variety of allergic conditions and diseases, including asthma, mold, dust and pollen allergies; food allergies; and allergies to animal dander (pet allergies). Allergy specialists at Pacific Medical Centers may treat severe hay fever or other allergies with allergy shots (immunotherapy) or other methods.
Our allergy specialists, who are certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology, will do a thorough evaluation and talk with you about treatment clearly and kindly. While our allergists are highly trained experts, they also understand what it means to suffer from allergies and other immunological conditions.
Our allergists also diagnose and treat patients who have:
- Severe asthma
- Contact dermatitis
- Latex allergies
- Connective tissue diseases such as lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus), scleroderma and rheumatoid arthritis
- Inflammation of a blood vessel (vasculitis)
- Severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis)
These are just some of the conditions our allergists diagnose and treat. Allergens—the substances that cause the allergic reaction or disease—can be as complex as the diseases and conditions they cause. At Pacific Medical Centers, our allergy specialists provide the very best treatment available.