How to choose the best allergist or immunologist


How to choose the best allergist or immunologist

Healthcare isn’t something you should take lightly. For some, allergies can be life-threatening. It’s important you have the right medical professional helping you navigate the testing, treatment, and management of your allergies.

An allergy specialist will help you resolve your allergy symptoms, rule out other causes of your symptoms, and give you referrals to other health practitioners. If you think you have an allergy, it’s important to choose the right professionals to help you quickly and easily. So how do you find the best?

Can I see an allergist on the NHS?

It is possible to get allergy treatment through the NHS. A visit to your GP could lead to an allergy test and allergy treatments at a low cost. The only problem is knowing when this might happen.

The NHS is a brilliant health care system. However, it has its flaws, with over 200,000 written complaints in 2017/18. There are long waiting times for appointments and referrals, and if your allergy symptoms are severe, you might not have time to wait. Also, with the NHS, you have little say over who your doctor is.

The system gives everyone access to healthcare free at the point of use, and this is life-saving. Because of this, and the high demand for services, there is a ‘you get what you’re given’ attitude. Despite most NHS workers being well trained, you can’t be sure you’re working with the best allergy specialists out there.

Finding the best specialist?

If you want to receive care from the best allergists, seeking them out online is the quickest way. You’ll be able to look at the services they offer, their prices, their qualifications and awards, and their reputation in reviews from previous patients. This is one of the best ways to gauge the standard of care you will receive.

Feel free to drop in and speak to the professionals before you make your decision. You can only learn so much about someone from behind a computer screen. Face-to-face interaction is important for you to know if you’re comfortable with your allergist.

Private health care is affordable despite what most people believe. If you’re looking for an allergy specialist, finding a private, reliable, trustworthy, and experienced professional can help you avoid long waiting times and get top-class treatment.

At London Allergy and Immunology Centre, our experienced specialists test and treat patients for allergies and provide expert advice on how to manage them in their daily lives. Speak to one of our consultants today on 02031 433449.

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