By Mayo Clinic Staff

Allergists at Mayo Clinic in Florida see patients with allergy and immunologic disorders. Testing, diagnosis and treatment are available for:

  • Chronic allergic and nonallergic rhinitis
  • Chronic sinus disease (sinusitis) with and without nasal polyposis
  • Chronic asthma. To evaluate asthma, a Mayo Clinic allergist takes a comprehensive history and does a physical examination. Investigation is individualized and may include tests that look for factors that could make the asthma more troublesome and resistant to treatment. After testing and consultations are completed, the allergy/asthma specialist compiles the information, offers the diagnosis and discusses a treatment plan, as well as answers any questions and arranges follow-up visits. Asthma nurses work closely with the allergist throughout the patient's evaluation and help educate the patient about the disease. An appointment with the nurse may be made to review your asthma diagnosis and to teach you about your medications, their administration and dosage. The nurse is also instrumental in enacting an action plan with written instructions on what to do when your asthma gets worse. Each patient is given a card with instructions and information about where to call for questions or concerns.
  • Allergic reactions to foods, drugs, local anesthetics, vaccinations, immunizing agents and stinging insects, including fire ants
  • Anaphylaxis syndromes
  • Chronic urticaria/angioedema
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Recommendations for allergy shot therapy (immunotherapy)
  • Managing asthma or allergies during pregnancy
  • Sports- and athletic-related respiratory diseases, such as asthma and rhinitis