Allergists and Immunologists in East Lansing, MI
The Allergy and Asthma Clinic of East Lansing is Led by Our Expert Allergist and Immunologist, Dr. V. Cuneyt Kalfa, Specializing in Food and Environmental Allergies. Call to Schedule an Appointment.
It can be difficult to deal with allergies or asthma, but no one has to do it alone. If you or a loved one needs help with allergies or asthma, then come to Allergy & Asthma Clinic of East Lansing. Our professionals are more than qualified to help not just in the short term, but in the long term if you need us. If you’ve been looking for allergists and immunologists in East Lansing MI, then get in touch with us today.
What is an immunologist?
This is a type of medical professional who specializes in managing problems associated with the immune system, such as autoimmune diseases and allergies. Some immunologists study immunology exclusively, while others practice the medicine and help patients with allergies and other conditions. Here at Allergy & Asthma Clinic, Dr. Kalfa is our resident immunologist and he practices the medicine. The doctor is also an allergist and is fully capable of helping you with allergies and/or asthma.
Are allergists and immunologists the same?
Often, the terms “allergist” and “immunologist” refer to the same kind of medical professional specialized in the immune system and allergies. Some allergists will focus mostly on diagnosing and treating patients with allergies, and sometimes an immunologist will mostly study immunology and try to treat other types of immune disorders.
At our clinic, Dr. V. Cuneyt Kalfa is an allergist/immunologist who is board certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. He is also a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, as well as the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. The doctor is very qualified to be your allergist, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy a consultation with him.
Also at our clinic, Lindsey Schiellerd is the assistant to Dr. Kalfa and is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She too is very qualified to help you with your allergies or asthma.
What do allergists and immunologists do?
Here at Allergy & Asthma Clinic, Dr. Kalfa is able to help patients of any age, including children, with their allergies or asthma. For some patients, this could simply mean recommendations about reducing allergens in the home. For other patients, the doctor can put together a full, long-term treatment/management plan. Some of the other services he can provide include:
- Allergy testing (skin prick testing, intradermal testing, or patch testing)
- Pulmonary testing
- Treatments for asthma (corticosteroids, rescue inhalers, etc.)
- Treatments for immunodeficiencies like Common Variable Immunodeficiency (CVID)
- Treatment of allergic rhinitis/hay fever
- Treatment for sinusitis
- Treatment for eczema or urticaria (hives)
- Treatment for insect sting allergies, food allergies, environmental allergies, drug allergies, and more
- Medications for allergies or asthma
- And other services
How much does it cost to go to an allergist?
This cost depends on the type of service you require. Also, with a service like an allergy test, there are different types of tests available, and their prices vary. Many of our clinic’s services are covered by insurance. Please reach out to us here at Allergy & Asthma Clinic to learn more about our pricing and the insurance providers we work with. You can call us at (517) 324-7020.
Where can I find allergists and immunologists near me in East Lansing, MI?
You can come right to us here at Allergy & Asthma Clinic! Dr. Kalfa would be happy to speak with you in a consultation. You’ll be able to tell him about your symptoms or history of allergies or asthma, and then he’ll be able to recommend any number of treatment options, including a long-term treatment or management plan.
Our clinic is located at 2045 Asher Court, Ste. 200 East Lansing, Michigan 48823, and you can call us at (517) 235-5947. Reach out to us and schedule your appointment today!