Why choose Carolina Allergy & Asthma Consultants?
With three locations in Columbia, SC and four board-certified allergists/immunologists, Carolina Allergy & Asthma Consultants is an area leader in providing the full range of specialized care you and your family depend on. Using the most advanced and appropriate tests and treatments available today, we pursue your relief and improved quality of life with the commitment we’d give our own loved ones. We also offer unsurpassed accessibility—including virtually unheard-of next-day or same-day appointments and Friday afternoon hours—and a commitment to being thorough, honest, responsive and reliable.
Comprehensive, leading-edge care for:
- Food, drug, animal, insect, latex & mold allergies
- Hay fever (allergic rhinitis)
- Asthma & exercise-induced asthma
- Immune system diseases & recurrent infections
- Upper & lower respiratory tract infections
- Itchy, watery eyes
- Shortness of breath
- Eosinophilic esophagitis
- Hives, swelling, eczema, itching & other allergic skin problems
Breathe easier with expert care for asthma.
Asthma can be terrifying, whether it affects you directly or your precious child. That’s why you need informed, experienced and specialized care. We use today’s most advanced tools and methods to evaluate lung function, determine the type and severity of asthma, measure the extent of inflammation, and develop a personalized plan to manage the disease and prevent attacks.
Stop suffering with bothersome nasal symptoms.
Allergic rhinitis, or “hay fever,” is when you experience inflammation, nasal congestion and itchy, sneezy and runny nose due to an allergic reaction to environmental substances. These can include pollen, dust mites, pet dander, mold and more. We’ll develop a personalized treatment plan to reduce inflammation and symptoms using medications, environmental control measures and immunotherapy, when it’s appropriate.
Reduce your allergic symptoms with immunotherapy.
For severe or poorly controlled allergies (non-food-related), your Carolina Allergy & Asthma specialist injects you with small doses of the allergens to which you’re sensitive in order to help your body develop a protective response and reduce symptoms. We also offer oral immunotherapy when appropriate.
Leading-edge testing to understand any allergy or asthma condition.
Treating your allergy or asthma successfully starts with a thorough understanding of your condition. As allergy and immunology specialists, we’re highly trained not just in every allergy/asthma disorder but also in the most sensitive and specific methods for diagnosing them. We run tests other providers may not be aware are the most helpful and appropriate. Our leading-edge diagnostic methods include:
- State-of-the-art spirometry (lung function testing)
- FeNO breath testing to measure lung inflammation
- Blood tests, standard & advanced
- Advanced skin testing for optimal identification of allergic triggers
- Food- & drug-allergy challenges
Get back to your life with state-of-the-art treatments.
To provide you the appropriate, effective care for any type of allergy or asthma problem, we use today’s most advanced tools and technology and follow the most current science and protocols from the leading edge of our specialty. Here are some of the leading-edge treatments and methods we use to improve your quality of life:
- Comprehensive, advanced monitoring & management of asthma
- State-of-the-art immunotherapy
- Expert pharmacologic management of allergies
- Specialized allergy challenges & desensitization
- Effective solutions for sinusitis
- Patient education & environmental control instructions
Trust our experienced allergy and asthma specialists.
All four of our doctors in Columbia, SC are fellowship-trained and board-certified in allergy and immunology, the medical specialty most skilled and capable in the treatment of asthma and allergies. In addition, our doctors are experienced, highly attentive, and committed to providing leading-edge care that follows the high standards of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology.
J. Gregory Black, MD
Fellowship: Allergy & Clinical Immunology, Tulane University
MD: Medical University of South Carolina
Michael J. Bykowsky, MD, PhD
Fellowship: Cellular Immunology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
PhD: Immunology, Brandeis University
Fellowship: Allergy & Immunology, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
MD: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Reimus M. Valencia, D.O.
Fellowship: University Hospitals Regional Hospitals Pediatric and Adult Allergy and Immunology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
DO: Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL
Robert A. Vande Stouwe, MD, PhD
Fellowship: Allergy & Clinical Immunology, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center
PhD: Immunology, Columbia University
MD: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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