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Pediatric v. Non-ped AND board certified v. non

BUMP

Im wondering the same thing!!

I know that my personal allergist also treats children. If I did not already have a ped allergist I would take my children to see my allergist with out giving it a second thought.

I would be hesitant to take them to an allergist that only had other adults as patients though.

I am sorry I do not really have an answer.

I am an allergy physician and get this question a lot. If a physician is board certified in allergy then they are trained to see both kids and adults. To be trained as an allergist you must have completed training in pediatrics or internal medicine. The label ""Pediatric allergist"" just means that someone most likely completed pediatric training and then did an allergy fellowship and would like to see more pediatric patients than adults in their practice, which is the case for me.
Hope this helps.

BUMP

Im wondering the same thing!!

I know that my personal allergist also treats children. If I did not already have a ped allergist I would take my children to see my allergist with out giving it a second thought.

I would be hesitant to take them to an allergist that only had other adults as patients though.

I am sorry I do not really have an answer.

I am an allergy physician and get this question a lot. If a physician is board certified in allergy then they are trained to see both kids and adults. To be trained as an allergist you must have completed training in pediatrics or internal medicine. The label ""Pediatric allergist"" just means that someone most likely completed pediatric training and then did an allergy fellowship and would like to see more pediatric patients than adults in their practice, which is the case for me.
Hope this helps.