About Asthma and Allergy Associates of Florida
Asthma and Allergy Associates of Florida, founded by Dr. Morris Beck in 1979, has attracted some of the best physicians in the field. It has grown to a full-service network of allergists with offices throughout Miami, Broward and Palm Beach. This achievement is a result of our deep respect and commitment to our patients. All of our physicians are specially trained in the field of Allergy/Immunology. Many of them lecture to their peers on the subject and have been listed among the top doctors in South Florida and the nation. We are proud to be The Allergy Group.
An allergist/immunologist is a physician specially trained to manage and treat allergies and asthma. After medical school, they must do three years of training in internal medicine or pediatrics. Then they must complete a two-year fellowship in the specialty of Allergy/Immunology before being eligible for certification. Allergist/immunologists who are listed as ABAI-certified have passed the certifying examination of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI).
Allergist/immunologists are trained in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of immune system problems such as allergies, asthma, and certain immune deficiency disorders. A major focus of the specialty is working to eliminate the causes of allergic symptoms, namely decreasing allergic inflammation. This is done by working with the patient to discover the triggers of their allergy, help teach avoidance measures, and often using allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) to decrease the allergic response. An allergist/immunologist also has expertise when it comes to all the latest medications used to treat allergy and asthma.
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