Adult and Pediatric Allergist
Dr. Michael is board certified in adult and pediatric allergy and clinical immunology. He is well qualified to manage asthma with its different manifestations, including chronic coughing and exercise induced shortness of breath, COPD, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, sinus disease, nasal and eye allergies, food allergy, skin reactions such as hives and urticaria and allergic disease in both adults and children. Dr. Michael has been in private practice since 1985.
Dr. Michael and his family have been living in Cincinnati since 1985. He enjoys traveling, photography and tennis.
Dr. Michael understands your time is valuable.
Dr. Michael was chosen as TOP DOCTOR for 2013, 2014 & 2015.
An allergist is a physician specially trained, skilled, and experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies, asthma, and related immunologic disorders – for example, hay fever, hives and eczema.
Dr. Michael is very thorough and listens carefully to his patients. He explains his plans with his patients and answers all questions clearly. He knows that your time is valuable! He runs on time and his patients rarely wait to be seen.
He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and American Academy of Pediatrics.
To be board certified as an allergist, a physician first must be certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine or the American Board of Pediatrics and then certified again by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology, which requires an 8-hour written examination of the anatomy, physiology, pathology, biochemistry, diagnosis and treatment of allergic and immunologic disorders.
Continuing medical education is essential to maintaining competence in this specialty, where advances in knowledge are proceeding at a fast pace. The allergist must spend many hours reading medical journals and attending clinical conferences. Many allergists are members of the American Academy of Allergy and Immunology and/or the American College of Allergy and Immunology, which helps them keep abreast of the latest developments in the field.
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The effective treatment of allergic disorders must be solidly based on advanced training. The training of an allergist involves at least 9 years of intense study – 4 years of medical school, followed by 3 years of training in internal medicine or pediatrics, plus 2 more years of specialized training in allergy and immunology.