Allergist in Clackamas & Gresham, Oregon
Stop your search for an allergist near you. Columbia Asthma & Allergy Clinic has 2 convenient locations in Oregon. Contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment. Our doctors can perform skin testing, patch testing, food allergy testing at both of our Oregon locations, and we treat patients of all ages.
It can be easy to dismiss your allergy symptoms or convince yourself they aren’t a big deal. But the truth of the matter is, untreated allergies make you miserable. Instead of suffering through the watery eyes and runny nose year after year, trust the board-certified allergists at Columbia Asthma & Allergy in Oregon. We provide comprehensive diagnosis, treatment, and management services for patients with all types of allergies, so you can stop feeling miserable and begin enjoying every day to the fullest extent possible.
Can I develop new allergies if I have never had them before?
Yes, you can. Unfortunately, not having allergies as a child does not prevent you from potentially developing them later in life. That means you could spend your entire life until a certain point without ever having to think about what the pollen count is on a given day only to wake up one summer and suddenly be faced with intense allergy symptoms like itchy eyes and unpleasant sneezing. You can also develop allergies to certain foods and medications as you age or are exposed to new products. It is estimated that approximately 30% of American adults and 40% of American children have allergies, so it is not at all uncommonfor people to struggle with these types of symptoms on a regular basis.
How can I know what substances I am allergic to?
By visiting an experienced allergist, you can rest assured you will have all the information necessary to make decisions about your allergy treatments. At Columbia Asthma & Allergy, we offer skin prick tests, spirometry testing, intradermal testing, and patch tests that can help us determine which allergens affect your body.
Skin prick tests require using small needles to deposit miniscule amounts of specific allergens into the skin in order to record how your body reacts. Based on the reaction, your allergist can rate your allergy on a scale of 0-5, allowing you to know which allergens have the greatest impact on your body. Patch tests allow us to test for contact dermatitis and hives that may develop when your skin comes in contact with allergens. Spirometry allows us to evaluate your lung function if you have allergy-induced asthma or other conditions that could negatively impact your breathing. Intradermal allergy testing is most often used to determine whether you have an allergy to insect venom or penicillin.
What should I expect when I visit your Columbia Asthma & Allergy?
When it comes to diagnosing and treating allergies, it is important for your allergist to understand the full picture of your life. During your first appointment, we will take a family history, full health history, and ask you about your symptoms before we discuss which testing option might be best for you. At Columbia Asthma & Allergy, we believe in providing you with all of the information you need to live your best life. We are happy to help you understand your treatment options as well as offer access to products that can help relieve the stress of allergies such as non-allergen skincare or stuffed animals and HEPA filters to reduce allergens in your home. During your first appointment especially, we welcome any questions or concerns you may have regarding your symptoms or treatment. We want you to feel comfortable and confident in your allergy action plan.
If you live in or near Clackamas or Gresham, OR and are looking for a certified allergist who can help you overcome your allergy symptoms, call Columbia Asthma & Allergy to schedule your first appointment with one of our board-certified allergists.
Columbia Asthma & Allergy Clinic in Gresham, OR
Address: 831 NW Council Dr, Suite 203, Gresham, Oregon 97030
New Patients: (971) 205-1010, Existing Patients: (971) 220-2202
Office Hours: Wed: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM, Fri: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Columbia Asthma & Allergy Clinic in Clackamas, OR
Address: 8740 SE Sunnybrook Blvd, Suite 300, 3rd Floor (24 Hour Fitness Building) Clackamas, Oregon 97015
New Patients: (971) 220-2201, Existing Patients: (971) 247-9688
Office Hours: Mon: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Tue: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM, Thu: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM