Within our practice, we have a full Allergy Clinic for testing and treatment of allergies. Staffed by Mickie Jones, Pam Baker, Kim Blume and Brenda Presley; our clinic offers a complete range of allergy testing for inhalant allergies and food allergies; and walk-in hours for immunotherapy injections.
Allergy immunotherapy is a clinically documented treatment that significantly relieves your allergy symptoms and the need for traditional symptom-relieving medication. The allergy injections are formulated for each individual patient with antigens based upon your specific allergies as shown by the test results, and are given in our office for your safety and convenience. Our allergy technicians are trained by the Pan-American Allergy Society and obtain continuing education on an ongoing basis.
As you continue your immunotherapy (allergy shots), your need for drugs may decrease and your symptoms may become less severe. An additional effect of allergy shots is that it may prevent the onset of other allergies and the development of asthma. Among the wide variety of traditional allergy medications, allergy immunotherapy is the only treatment that targets the cause of allergy and alters the natural course of the disease, which for many patients leads to an improved quality of life.
Allergy injections are given on a walk-in basis (no appointment needed) at all locations during regular office hours, except no shots given on Tuesdays in Alexander City, and given only on Tuesday mornings and Wednesdays till 4 at the Talladega location. The allergy clinic is closed during lunch each day. You must arrange with the allergy department at which location you would like to receive your injections. There are special times for patients starting a new vial; please discuss this with an allergy department staff member.