Today's Pollen Count: September 27, 2016

Birmingham, AL
Trees
Low
Weeds
High
Grass
Low
Mold
Not Counted


Our area’s pollen count is provided daily by Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center. Our pollen counting station and Burkhardt (pollen counting machine) are located on the roof of our Homewood office. Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center's pollen count is the only count certified by the National Allergy Bureau for Birmingham and the surrounding area.

our mission

Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center’s mission is to be the leading caregiver for patients with allergies and chronic respiratory problems. Since 1966, our practice has been committed to providing the greater Birmingham area and our patients with the best care through our values of care, advocacy, service, integrity, and accountability.

Allergies, asthma, and immune diseases can have a drastic effect on an individual’s quality of life. Our team of physicians, nurse practitioners, and staff work together to help diagnosis and treat patients who suffer from pediatric and adult allergies, skin disorders, sinus issues, asthma, and immunological issues, as well as food and drug allergies.

Breathe right, live well.
Come see us at one of our convenient locations in Homewood, Hoover, Alabaster, Chelsea, Cullman or Trussville.

Why See an Allergist?

Becoming an allergist / immunologist requires at least an additional nine years of training beyond a bachelor’s degree.  After completing medical school, physicians undergo three years of training in internal medicine or pediatrics and pass the exam of either the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) or the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP).  To specialize in Allergy-Immunology, it is next necessary for internists and pediatricians to complete an additional two years of study, called a fellowship, in an accredited allergy / immunology training program. They are then qualified to sit for the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI) certification exam. All of our allergists are certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology: the only recognized specialty that cares for patients with allergic and immunological diseases.

Most people are unaware of the immune or allergy causes behind their symptoms.  It can be critical to identify what is causing your symptoms, and allergists have the appropriate training, knowledge, and tools to diagnose and treat your allergy and asthma related problems.

Allergies may affect many parts of the body, and can be an underlying trigger for issues, including organ symptoms such as the skin, lungs, gastrointestinal system, eyes, ears, and sinuses. Thus, it can be beneficial to make an initial appointment with an allergist to assess your symptoms and causes.  Allergists receive many referrals from other healthcare providers such as internists, pediatricians, ENTs, pulmonologists, and dermatologists, and will partner with your other healthcare providers for individual treatment as necessary.

Allergy specialists diagnose their patients’ conditions by collecting a complete medical history on each patient, performing a physical examination on the patient and assessing the patient’s environmental exposure history.  They may also perform tests such as allergen skin tests and lung function tests. If you have allergy symptoms that occur in association with exposure to certain things, that is highly significant. Allergy diagnostic tests, such as skin tests or blood tests, provide similar information and merely confirm what your health history tells the doctor. If your doctor were to rely exclusively on the results of skin or blood tests (without history and physical examination), you could be diagnosed as having an allergic problem that you don’t necessarily have. Once they have diagnosed the patient’s condition, allergy doctors can advise patients in treating the condition, minimizing the allergic response or avoiding the allergic triggers identified.

In addition to treating potentially serious consequences of allergies and asthma, allergists also focus on preventative care, ensuring that patients achieve and maintain optimal health and quality of life. They develop management plans and follow patients over time, providing them with the most up to date treatment options available.Our doctor’s are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as:

Sinus Infections

Asthma and frequent cough

Hay Fever (Rhinitis)

Eye Allergies

Food, Insect, and Drug Allergies

Immune System Problems that might cause frequent infections

 

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upcoming events

  • Wed
    28
    Sep
    2016
    6:30 pmCarmike 10 - Cullman — 1950 Marketplatz Center, Cullman, AL, United States, 35055

    Event Info

    Please join us at a one night screening of Special Blood, the documentary about life with Hereditary Angioedema on the 12th anniversary of 12 year old Lyndon Stidham's death from a HAE laryngeal attack  in 2004.

    Event Program

    https://www.tugg.com/events/special-blood-f63i

    Movie presentation of Special Blood

    Four patients with a dramatic, rare disease fight to live normal lives. Faced with a life-threatening condition, they join together to conquer adversity, finding strength in each other and their small but strong community. Special Blood is an intimate look into the personal lives and struggles of rare disease patients in America. Filmmaker Natalie Metzger uncovers stories of inspiration, struggle, and death come too early. As she enters the community which they have created around their shared disease, she shows us how these brave underdogs are changing the future for rare disease patients on a global scale. less
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  • Sun
    23
    Oct
    2016
    1:30 pmVeteran's Park in Hoover, AL

    BIRMINGHAM FARE WALK FOR FOOD ALLERGY
    Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
    from 1:30-3:30pm
    at Veteran’s Park in Hoover!

    FARE (Food Allergy & Research Education) is the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to food allergy awareness, education, research, and advocacy, and provides information, programs, and resources about food allergies and anaphylaxis. The FARE Walk for Food Allergy raises critical funds and awareness each year to create a safer, more inclusive world for the 15 million Americans with food allergies. You can read more about the Birmingham walk here: Birmingham FARE Walk 2016.

    Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center and the Clinical Research Center of Alabama have been active in the supporting and planning of the Birmingham FARE Walk each year!

    Please join us by registering at: www.foodallergywalk.org/birmingham2016

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