Suresh R. Sharoff, MD (formerly known as Suri R. Suresh, MD) is Board Certified in Allergy and Immunology as well as Internal Medicine and regularly participates in continuing medical education to keep up to date with the latest advances in allergy and asthma treatment. Dr. Suresh completed his Residency and Internship in Internal Medicine as well as his Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the University of Louisville. With over twenty years’ experience in clinical practice, Dr. Suri, as he is called by his patients, is experienced in caring for both children and adults with a variety of allergic disorders including asthma, allergic and non-allergic rhinitis, food allergies, headaches, eczema, urticarial (hives) and other skin disorders. He is dedicated to accurately diagnosing allergic disorders and working with families to create personalized treatment protocols customized to his patient’s needs. Dr. Suresh is also very active in the community. He is Immediate Past President of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin Central Ohio chapter. Dr. Suresh lives in Dublin with his wife, Aruna, and their three children.
Dr. H.C. Nataraj
Dr. Nataraj has been in practice in Central Ohio for over 20 years! He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at University Hospital, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY. He trained in adult Allergy and Immunology at University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY and completed a fellowship in Allergy and Immunology (focused on pediatrics) at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, LA/ Tulane University, New Orleans (combined program) in 1995.
Dr. Nataraj is board certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology as well as the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), American Medical Association (AMA), American College of Physicians (ACP) and Columbus Allergy Society. He is on staff at Mount Carmel Hospital, Doctor’s Hospital in Columbus and Hocking Valley Community Hospital in Logan, OH.
A Board Certified Allergist is a physician who has completed a residency in either Pediatrics or Internal Medicine and an additional two years of specialized fellowship training in Allergy and Immunology, which focuses on the evaluation and management of allergic diseases. Following fellowship training, the physician must also successfully complete and pass an examination designed to test his or her knowledge and skills in the field. Even if he or she has completed a fellowship program, a physician may NOT be considered Board Certified if he or she has not successfully completed and passed the examination process. Both of the physicians at Allergy & Asthma Clinics of Ohio are Board Certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI).
A Board Certified Allergist is specifically trained to determine what triggers allergic reactions that can cause asthma, sinus troubles, seasonal allergies, food allergies and severe allergic reactions. Board Certified Allergists focus on preventative care and helping patients retain a quality of life that enables the continuance of activities which patients enjoy. This is why Board Certified Allergists are the best physicians to diagnose and treat allergies and asthma.
A Board Certified Allergist in Columbus Ohio differs from a Pulmonologist who focuses on treatment of lung diseases and frequently is in the hospital caring for patients who may require hospital treatment. A Board Certified Allergist is also different from an Ear, Nose and Throat physician who is specially trained on the surgical treatment of the upper airway.
To retain certification by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI), a Board Certified physician must be re-certified every ten years. Re-certification includes additional study on the latest topics and trends in Allergy, Asthma & Immunological care, successful completion of a re-certification examination as well as confirmation by the physician’s peers (other doctors) and current patients of the physician’s clinical abilities. Dr. Suri R. Suresh completed his re-Certification in 2005 and Dr. Sridhar Guduri is currently completing his re-Certification process.
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