Pediatric Allergist in East Lansing, MI
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Allergies and asthma can be difficult enough for adults to deal with, but they can be even more difficult for children. This is why it’s important to have a good pediatric allergist for your child. A pediatric allergist is trained to treat children and accommodate children’s needs, so this type of professional is especially capable of helping your child with allergies or asthma.
Here at Allergy & Asthma Clinic of East Lansing, our resident pediatric allergist is Dr. Kalfa. He would be happy to meet with you and your child for a consultation, and he’d be delighted to become your child’s pediatric allergist in East Lansing, MI!
Can pediatricians do allergy testing?
Typically, if a child needs allergy testing, a pediatrician will refer the child to a specialist. This specialist would likely be an allergist, like Dr. Kalfa here at Allergy & Asthma Clinic. An allergist is a specialist in the immune system and allergies, and a pediatric allergist can provide a number of allergy tests for children.
What does a pediatric allergist do?
A pediatric allergist is a type of allergist that is fully trained to treat children of any age. The pediatric allergist can treat or manage a child’s immune system disorders, allergies, or asthma.
Here at Allergy & Asthma Clinic, our pediatric allergist is Dr. V. Cuneyt Kalfa. He is fully 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. Dr. Kalfa previously served as a resident physician in general pediatrics at the Michigan State University/Hurley Medical Center in Flint, MI. Today he is our resident pediatric allergist here at Allergy & Asthma Clinic.
Some of the services Dr. Kalfa can provide include treatment of asthma, immunodeficiencies, allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, eczema, and allergies of any kind. He can also provide medication, immunotherapy, pulmonary testing, and allergy testing.
At what age can a child get an allergy test?
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology hold the opinion that children 1 month or older can get an allergy test. Generally, the type of test is a simple skin test, which is generally harmless to children.
At Allergy & Asthma Clinic, we accept young patients of any age, so no matter how old your child is, you can bring him or her to see us for an allergy test. Some of the types of allergy tests we can provide for children include skin prick testing, intradermal testing, or patch testing. Generally, we recommend skin prick testing or patch testing for younger children.
Where can I find a pediatric allergist near me?
You’ll be able to find Dr. Kalfa right here at Allergy & Asthma Clinic of East Lansing! The doctor is more than qualified to provide your child with anything from an allergy test to long-term asthma care. The first step is to make a simple meetup and consultation with the doctor here at our clinic.
Allergy & Asthma Clinic is located at 2045 Asher Court, Ste. 200 East Lansing, Michigan 48823. If you’d like to learn more about Dr. Kalfa and the services he can provide, you’re welcome to call us at (517) 235-5947. You can also call that number to book your consultation with us.
We hope to hear from you soon here at Allergy & Asthma Clinic of East Lansing!