At ColumbiaDoctors, we offer specialized care for adult patients with allergies, helping them to manage their symptoms and avoid life-threatening reactions. Our allergists have a deep understanding of the causes, triggers, and different types of allergies and use proven methods driven by the latest science to control allergies.
As a leading research center in allergy and immunology, we bring the most current insights to patient care, using state-of-the-art measures to help diagnose and treat allergic disorders. We work with patients to educate them about avoiding flare-ups and managing their symptoms. We partner with patients to develop an individualized care plan to manage their allergies and live their lives.
ColumbiaDoctors allergists deliver comprehensive care, providing initial diagnoses, second opinions, and allergic and immunologic testing. Every patient receives a complete initial evaluation that includes taking a thorough patient history and reviewing previous records and test results. A complete allergy-centered physical examination is conducted at the first in office visit and physical exam indicators of allergic conditions are subsequently followed for improvement.
A Multidisciplinary Team Approach
Our team consists of board-certified and highly trained specialists with a wide variety of clinical backgrounds and areas of focus. Our multidisciplinary approach allows us to coordinate care with other specialists across Columbia, ensuring that patients receive comprehensive, expert care.
Our clinicians are nationally recognized clinical experts in allergic diseases and faculty members at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons. New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center is a top-ranked hospital that serves as a regional referral site for other centers.
Our allergy program evaluates and treats patients with a range of allergic conditions. We care for patients with environmental, food, drug, latex, and insect sting allergies. Management options include a comprehensive evaluation of triggers, allergen-avoidance counseling, customization of a medical treatment regimen, and consideration of immunotherapy (subcutaneous or sublingual). We tailor our approach to the individual patient's condition with both conservative management and proactive treatment for:
- Allergic gastrointestinal disorders
- Allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
- Skin allergies
- Life-threatening allergic reactions
Food Allergy Program
Our Food Allergy program offers the highest quality care of food-allergic patients, using the latest evidence-based advances and access to clinical trials. A thorough dietary history and medical history are part of our evaluation. We evaluate food allergy-related conditions, including:
- Eosinophilic esophagitis
- Food protein sensitivity
Allergic Pulmonary Disorders Program
Our allergy and pulmonary specialists have extensive experience managing respiratory symptoms for allergy-related conditions like asthma. Our experts can treat the full spectrum of asthma, including the most complex cases. We focus on identifying, and helping you avoid, your asthma and allergy triggers, managing flare-ups, and developing a personalized plan that fits your needs and lifestyle. We also offer a full range of diagnostic testing for disorders that mimic asthma and provide access to the latest clinical trials.
Pediatric Allergy Care
Columbia's pediatric allergy and asthma specialists provide expert diagnosis and treatment for all type of allergic conditions in children, from common allergic diseases to rare and complex disorders. As part of Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, we offer access to the most advanced treatments and the latest clinical trials.