After spending nine months away from the Lowcountry, Dr. Meredith Moore, a board-certified allergist/immunologist, has returned to Charleston Allergy & Asthma. Dr. Moore specializes in all forms of immunotherapy, with a special interest in oral immunotherapy, and is available to see patients of all ages at Charleston Allergy & Asthma. Prior to relocating, Dr. Moore served Charleston Allergy & Asthma’s patients for four years.
“Charleston is where my family belongs,” said Dr. Moore. “I’ve received a better homecoming than I could’ve imagined, between patients, my co-physicians, staff and friends, my family is very lucky.”
Dr. Moore has treated patients with oral immunotherapy at Charleston Allergy & Asthma for three years. Food oral immunotherapy significantly reduces the risk of life-threatening allergic reactions for patients who have food allergies. Dr. Moore is available to see children and adults who live with food allergies.
“Amid COVID-19, our team is taking special precautions to keep our staff and patients safe. Additionally, we’re now offering telehealth appointments for both new and existing patients,” said Dr. Moore.
According to CharlestonAllergy.com, the practice continues to implement safety procedures at each of its locations including patient screening, limiting patient guests, implementing face coverings, enhanced sterilization, offering telehealth visits, limiting guests in the waiting room, new allergy shot procedures and more as part of their COVID-19 response. For more information on Charleston Allergy & Asthma’s COVID-19 guidelines, visit CharlestonAllergy.com/COVID-19.
As COVID-19 reached the Lowcountry at the start of peak allergy season, the Charleston Allergy & Asthma team has intentionally taken steps to educate patients on the varying symptoms of allergies, COVID-19 and the flu. While COVID-19 symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath, in addition to newly-found symptoms such as loss of taste and smell, muscle aches and upset stomach; allergy symptoms vary greatly. Patients experiencing allergy symptoms do not have a fever and often have a runny/stuffy nose, itchy/watery eyes, sneezing, sinus pressure and can have a worsening cough/wheeze if they have asthma.
“We want our patients to rest assured that it is perfectly normal to experience strong allergy symptoms throughout the summer months and even into the fall here in the Lowcountry,” said Dr. Moore. “We know many are concerned they might become COVID-positive and believe it’s important to educate the community on various symptoms so they can find the correct treatment for their illness.”
Dr. Moore earned her medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and served more than 20 years as an active-duty physician in the Air Force. She is board-certified in allergy, asthma and immunology in both pediatrics and adults.
To schedule a telehealth or in-person appointment with Dr. Moore, call 843-881-2030 or visit charlestonallergy.com.