Dr. Ben Close - Allergist at Hardtner Medical Center

Allergy and Immunology at Hardtner Medical Center

Allergies can significantly hinder our daily lives, but with the right care and expertise, they can be managed effectively. At Hardtner Medical Center, we pride ourselves on providing top-notch allergy and immunology services.

Who are the best allergy/immunology specialists near me?

Dr. Ben Close of Louisiana Allergy and Asthma Specialists at Hardtner Medical Center is your go-to specialist for all allergy and immunology needs.

What conditions do allergy/immunology specialists treat?

From common allergens like mold, pets, and food to more complex immunodeficiency diseases, Dr. Ben Close offers comprehensive care.

How do I find a board-certified allergist/immunologist in my area?

Schedule an expert care appointment with Dr. Ben Close at Hardtner Medical Center.

What is the difference between an allergist and an immunologist?

While both fields overlap, an allergist focuses on allergies and an immunologist delves into immune system disorders. (source)

How much does an allergy test cost?

Costs can vary. Contact Hardtner Medical Center for detailed pricing.

What should I expect during my first visit to an allergist?

Expect a detailed medical history review, physical examination, and potential allergy tests.

Are there pediatric allergists/immunologists near me?

Dr. Ben Close provides care for both children and adults.

How do allergy shots work, and are they effective?

Allergy shots, or immunotherapy, offer long-term relief by reducing sensitivity to allergens.

How do I prepare for an allergy skin test?

Avoid certain medications and consult with your allergist for specific guidelines.

How often should I see an allergist/immunologist?

Regular follow-ups ensure effective management of allergies.

What is immunotherapy, and how can it benefit me?

Immunotherapy offers long-term relief from allergy symptoms.

Can an allergist help with food allergies or intolerances?

Absolutely! Dr. Ben Close specializes in diagnosing and treating food allergies.

How long does it take to get results from an allergy blood test?

Typically, results are available within a few days to a week.

How do I get a referral to see an allergist/immunologist?

Contact Hardtner Medical Center or seek a referral from your primary care physician.

Can an allergist/immunologist help with asthma or respiratory issues?

Yes, they can diagnose and treat asthma and related issues. (source)

What are the common side effects of allergy treatments or medications?

Discuss potential side effects with your allergist for a comprehensive understanding.

At Hardtner Medical Center, we prioritize your health and well-being. Trust our expertise for all your allergy and immunology needs.