Re: Do I need an Allergist AND a Pulmonologist?
I really think it depends on the doctors you find.
My original allergist was in an allergy/asthma clinic and treated both. I went there for 6 years for shots and follow-ups and he still didn't know who I was.
I switched my allergy treatments to an ENT who ran an allergy clinic, where everyone knows my name.
I actually ended up with much much better and more aggressive care with the ENT. I also found myself a top notch Pulmonologist who was much more thorough in my health history and overall testing for my asthma. (He spent almost an hour with me at my last visit and it was a healthy visit this time.) For me, the combination of specialists is now my choice.
I also have a GI doc in the mix. It seems like the 3 specialities are often tied together with the allergy/asthma/acid reflux triad that often seem to to hand in hand.
Asthma, Allergies, severe LPR/GERD, Anemia, TMJD, Hearing Loss, Ulnar Impaction Syndrome, Shoulder Impingement--both shoulders, Benign Joint Hypermobility, possible Ehlers Danlos Syndrome